Racial slurs, handgun lead to arrest of couple
On Aug. 15, Glenwood Springs police were dispatched to a report of a man using a racial slur toward another man at the 700 block of Grand Avenue, then allegedly pointing a handgun at the man. The man with the gun, Mark Joseph Fishbein, 40, of Glenwood Springs was also allegedly intoxicated. He and his wife, Shelley Marie Fishbein, 36, of Glenwood Springs both were arrested. Mark Fishbein was arrested on suspicion of ethnic intimidation, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited use of a weapon, and felony menacing. Shelley Fishbein was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to the crime. On Aug. 15, Glenwood Springs police were notified of a trespass that occurred at a local residence on Palmer Avenue. The victim said he saw his ex-wife walking out of the home when he came home from work. The ex-wife, Toni Rae Harig, 40, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In the middle of the day on Aug. 16, Glenwood Springs police took a report of a man who was hit in the face at the hot pots near the 116 interchange of Interstate 70. Clay Randall Jackson, 41, listed as a transient out of Texas, was arrested a short while later on suspicion of third-degree assault and criminal mischief. On Aug. 16, a man visiting from Caon City reportedly became upset with his child when the child would not leave a restaurant at the 800 block of Grand Avenue. The visitor, Erik Michael Johnson, 36, allegedly struck the child several times with his fist, threw the child to the ground, then kicked the child. Johnson was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and lodged at a local jail. On Aug. 17, Glenwood Springs police responded to a report of a young man and woman swimming at the Hot Springs Pool after hours. Jared Alexander Robison, 21, of Glenwood Springs and Megan Elizabeth Duffy, 18, of Glenwood Springs were arrested on suspicion of trespassing and released with summonses.On Aug. 18, three more visitors to Glenwood Springs were cited for trespassing at the pool. Ian Hadley Macgregor, 21, and Wade Eldridge, 21, both of Evergreen and Joeseph Schlosser, 20, of Berthoud all were cited and released.On Aug. 18, two men were seen pushing over a trash can. Justin Soderberg, 23, of Silt was arrested on suspicion of criminal tampering and Jesse Weller, 23, of Glenwood Springs was arrested for suspicion of criminal tampering and two warrants. On Aug. 19, Glenwood Springs police saw a vehicle driving carelessly in the parking lot of U.S. Bank. The driver, Florentino Martinez Payan, 22, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of driving while ability impaired, driving while license is under restraint, DUI per se and careless driving.
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