Glenwood Springs Police Report
Editor’s note: The Glenwood Springs Police Department reports the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.
Theft: At 4:43 p.m. on July 20, police were advised of a theft at a store in the 51000 block of Highway 6. An officer contacted the reporting party and she told them that a man stole a pair of shoes ($65) from the store. The reporting party also said that a second man stole $300 worth of jeans from the store. The investigation continues in regards to the thefts and possible suspects.
Trespass, violation of a restraining order: At 6:39 p.m. on July 20, police were dispatched for a welfare check to a hotel in the 1800 block of Grand Avenue. Officers contacted an intoxicated woman and discovered a violation of a protection order. Janelle Renee Ortiz, 43, of Glenwood Springs was arrested and lodged in the county jail for the violation of a restraining order and trespassing.
Warrant arrest: At 3:51 a.m. on July 21, police contacted a man in the 51300 block of Highway 6. Dispatch advised that Reginaldo Ochoa, 23, address unknown, had an active warrant for his arrest. Ochoa was placed under arrest and lodged at the Garfield County Jail for the warrant.
Noise violation: At 4:55 p.m. on July 21, police were dispatched to a residence in the 51700 block of Highway 6 for a report of a noise complaint. Officers issued a summons to William Alfredo Marquez, 49, of Glenwood Springs, for a noise violation.
Cocaine, driving without a valid license: At 10:17 p.m. on July 21, police stopped a car for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle in the 1200 block of Grand Avenue. The driver had no valid license, and the officer discovered the man had cocaine on him. Hancel Medina-Chavez, 24, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested for possession of less than 4 grams of a schedule II controlled substance, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, and driving without a valid license. He was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
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