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Overdose, suicide attempt, robbery keep police busy

Ryan Graff

In the past week Glenwood Springs police investigated an attempted suicide, drug overdose and robbery. At 8:58 a.m. Feb. 22, they responded to a call of a $430 theft from the cash register at the Marble Slab Creamery overnight. During the theft someone also held one of the freezer doors open, ruining about $1,000 worth of ice cream. Neither owner Joe Haas nor Police Chief Terry Wilson would comment on the case. Wilson cited a pending investigation. On Friday, police responded to a report of a man who had shot himself in the hand during an attempt to commit suicide. The man was taken to the hospital and treated for his wounds and held for mental evaluation, according to police reports. Glenwood Springs police investigated the incident “pretty much to make sure it was self-inflicted,” Wilson said. Then, on Sunday, police responded to an emergency call at the Hot Springs Lodge. Officers noticed heroin and cocaine in the room. EMS transported one person for apparent drug overdose. Police arrested David Gearhart, 52, of Westminster, and transported him to Garfield County jail on suspicion of use and possession of a controlled substance.Wilson said neither event was out of the ordinary. Glenwood Springs has occasional suicides, he said. And though he didn’t know the number of drug overdoses, he said he didn’t think they are unusual.”The simple fact about those is that a lot of times we don’t get involved,” he said. “Very often those can be handled as a medical issue.”


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