Crime Briefs: Guns taken in Parachute vehicle break-ins
Authorities are looking for leads in a rash of vehicle break-ins Monday night near Parachute in which at least three handguns were reported missing.
“All citizens should be wary,” the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a press release. “Take precautions to make sure you are not the next victim.”
The release advocated locking cars and taking valuables, particularly firearms, inside at night.
Anyone with information on the thefts should call the Sheriff’s Office at 970-945-0453 and ask for Investigations.
AT FIRST HE COULDN’T STAND …
Glenwood Springs Police responded to a report of a fight Saturday night to find an apparently intoxicated man lying in a West Glenwood roundabout.
According to his arrest affidavit, the man, a 23-year-old local, was unable to stand on his own but yelled profanities at officers when they tried to help him.
While officers were distracted by another man attempting to continue the fight, the prone man allegedly took off running toward Interstate 70. When police caught up with him, he then allegedly punched an officer in the groin and fought while he was handcuffed.
He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
TAKING METH TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
After a woman with a pair of warrants for her arrest was spotted in the lobby of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office on July 31, deputies went looking for her and spotted her near the courthouse.
The woman, a 38-year-old from Glenwood Springs, was searched and, according to her arrest affidavit, was in possession of two baggies of suspected methamphetamine.
She was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and failure to comply.
SEX ASSAULT OF MINOR
A 30-year-old Parachute man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex with an underage girl last month.
The arrest affidavit indicates that the reported incident took place July 6, but wasn’t reported until later. Police later searched the suspect’s home, which was vacant and posted for potential eviction and took samples. Authorities also conducted a forensic interview with the alleged victim and pulled several deleted text messages from her phone.
The man, who was believed to have moved to the Denver area, is being held at the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child and sexual assault on a child, both felonies.
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