Stalker faces prison for staring at local woman |

Stalker faces prison for staring at local woman

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A Glenwood Springs man who pleaded guilty to stalking a local woman is facing up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

William Jaime Rave-Alzate, 55, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested July 19, 2011, after Glenwood Springs police were called about a man staring in the window of a business at a woman while she worked.

Rave-Alzate was charged with stalking and causing emotional distress, and with obstructing justice because he allegedly failed to respond to a police officer’s commands.

The 31-year-old woman, who worked near where Rave-Alzate lived at the time, told police that he had been staring at her through the windows over a two-month period last spring.

She said Rave-Alzate disappeared after being confronted by her husband in May, but resumed the behavior in July.

She said she also had caught Rave-Alzate peeking into her vehicle, according to a police report, and said she feared for her safety and that of her family.

A Glenwood Springs Police officer went to Rave-Alzate’s residence and, according to the report, saw him through a window but could not get him to come to the door.

It was not until the appearance of a K-9 team – an officer and a trained police dog – that the suspect came to the door and was arrested.

In court on Tuesday, Judge James Boyd accepted Rave-Alzate’s guilty plea and set a sentencing date on Feb. 28, pending a presentence investigation report.

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