Would-be veggie thief faces felonies
A roundup of crime around the region:
On the evening of Aug. 31, a Glenwood woman called police to report a woman stealing frozen vegetables from a freezer in her garage. When confronted, the woman reportedly put the veggies back and fled.
Police later found Summer Power, 40, of Battlement Mesa, hiding under a makeshift skateboard ramp nearby. She told officers that her friend lived at the home, her arrest affidavit reports, but the homeowners denied any acquaintance.
Power faces potential felony charges of burglary, attempted burglary, trespassing, and attempted trespassing. She is also accused of attempted theft with an estimated value of $8, a petty offense.
Thomas Comber, 25, of Glenwood was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 60 hours of community service, and two years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespass, a felony. Comber was arrested on March 4 after an acquaintance woke at 4 a.m. to find him stealing electronics from her living room in Carbondale.
Rifle police pulled over Monique Contreras, 33, of Parachute, for broken windshield early on the morning of Sept. 7. She was unable to produce identification and was arrested after police determined that her license had been suspended.
While inspecting the vehicle “per Garfield County Sheriff’s Office written policy to document any valuable items or existing damage,” according to her arrest affidavit, they discovered a bent spoon and other drug associated paraphernalia as well as a substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
She is being held on a $9,575 bond for felony charges of schedule 2 drug possession.
Following a report of trespass at a Glenwood Springs residence just after 5 p.m. Sept. 10, police contacted five occupants of the residence who did not have permission from the owner to be there.
Jeffrey Lucia, 27 of Glenwood; Alisa MacNab, 21, of Colorado Springs; Toby Shaw, 39, of Colorado Springs; Jason Simmons, 28, of Colorado Springs; and Hope Wilson, 22, of Glenwood were arrested for felony criminal trespass. Two of the group gave false information to police and were also charged with criminal impersonation.
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