Police seek to ID suspect in vehicle break-in
Crime Stoppers of Garfield County’s featured crime this week involves a break-in and theft of cash from a parked pickup truck outside the Sinclair service station in Parachute the morning of Sept. 22.
A suspect was observed on a security camera entering a parked Dodge pickup that was located in the rear parking lot at the service station.
The suspect reportedly took a “large amount” of money and left the scene on foot, according to the Parachute Police Department. An exact amount of money taken was not provided.
The suspect was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a light green and red logo on the chest, as well as blue jeans and tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about this crime or the identity of the suspect should contact the Parachute Police Department at 970-285-7630 or dispatch at 970-625-8095. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest or indictment of a suspect can also earn up to $1,000, by calling Crime Stoppers of Garfield County at 970-945-0101.
Arrest made in stabbing case
Glenwood Springs Police caught up with a suspect this week in a stabbing that occurred outside a downtown bar on April 19, which sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police were alerted around 2 a.m. Sept. 21 that Jose Natividad Moreno Huerta, 31, of Glenwood Springs was at an establishment in the 800 block of Grand Ave. Upon arrival by officers, in addition to being arrested for first-degree assault charges stemming from the April incident and other warrants, Moreno Huerta was also found to be in possession of cocaine, according to police reports.
He has been released from the Garfield County Jail on $17,500 bail.
theft suspect arrested
Yurick Kyson Hughes, 41, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested by Glenwood Springs Police the morning of Sept. 23 on a report he allegedly stole several items from the back of a truck at a hotel on Wulfsohn Road.
In addition to being arrested on five felony counts of theft, Hughes was also questioned for possible motor vehicle theft at another hotel on West Sixth Street, according to Glenwood Springs Police reports. That case is listed as “inactive” pending more information.
Hughes remains in the Garfield County Jail on $10,000 bond.
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