Crime briefs: Parachute man bloodies Ramada hotel room
Glenwood Springs police found a grisly scene when they responded to reports of a man tearing apart his hotel room at the Ramada.
One guest at the hotel reported that it sounded like someone was destroying things in the room and that he’d broken a window.
Walking up to the room, officers could hear from a distance what sounded like someone banging on a door.
In the hallway Glenwood Springs officers found a 29-year-old man in his underwear with blood dripping down his hands and forearms.
Blood covered the door. The man said he’d had too much to drink and was just trying to get back into his room.
“I asked if he had consumed anything other than alcohol and he stated that he did not like my face,” the responding officer wrote in an affidavit.
Officers got the key to the room and found the inside in disarray: blood on the walls, the bed overturned, the television thrown against the wall and the fridge thrown against the window. The window had a large hole and glass was scattered around the room.
The young man told the police that he had done all this damage, that he’d gone crazy, according to the affidavit.
He was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, a class 6 felony, and obstruction, a misdemeanor.
meth found at Thunder River Market
A 36-year-old Glenwood Springs man was arrested July 9 after authorities discovered more than 1.6 ounces of methamphetamine in an abandoned vehicle at Thunder River Market back in May.
Before the vehicle was impounded, officers found a plastic bag containing the drug, and believed that it belonged to the suspect who was missing from the scene.
At the time, the store manager had seen a man slumped over the center consul inside the vehicle, but the man didn’t respond when the manager banged on the window. The man then moved the vehicle into an awkward location between the gas pump and air pump and left the vehicle there.
At one point he had asked another customer to move his vehicle for him, according to the store manager. He also came into the store, and an employee noticed him acting very nervous before he left.
Police later found that the missing 36-year-old had a nationwide, no-bond warrant for his arrest, which cautioned about “dangerous drugs.”
During a search of the vehicle, an officer found a hoodie in the driver’s seat, in which he found a plastic bag containing a substantial amount of methamphetamine. They also found a glass pipe, a digital scale, a pellet pistol with a laser sight, two laptop computers and a roll of small Ziploc bags.
They later weighed the methamphetamine at 45.67 grams.
“From my training and experience I know that 45.67 grams is not a normal user amount of methamphetamine and distributors of illegal drugs will often keep baggies and digital scales with them to be prepared to weigh and sell their product,” the officer wrote in an affidavit.
“I also know from training and experience that distributors of illegal substances will often keep weapons with them to (intimidate) customers or prevent from being robbed by customers or competition.”
The suspect was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute (more than seven grams), a level 2 drug felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a level 4 drug felony. Among his misdemeanor charges were fictitious license plates, abandoned vehicle and driving under revocation. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty offense.
Meth found in ‘friend’s’ pants
Glenwood Springs police responded to a theft from Wal-Mart, where a man was reported to have taken a shirt from the store.
The reporting man followed a 27-year-old Glenwood Springs man into the parking lot and directed police to his location as he walked toward Blake Avenue.
In making the arrest, police found a scale and leather pouch in one of his pockets. The 27-year-old said he was wearing his friend’s pants, and he didn’t know what was in the pockets. Inside the pouch was an Altoids container, inside of which were two green baggies with a total of 4.3 grams of methamphetamine.
He was arrested on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, a level 3 drug felony, possession of a controlled substance, a level 4 drug felony, and petty offense theft.
21-year-old pulls a knife in Axtell Park
Glenwood Springs police arrested a 21-year-old Glenwood Springs man Wednesday evening after he threatened someone with a knife at Axtell Park.
The 21-year-old had just been in a fight with another man, according to witnesses. As he was walking away from the fight, a 52-year-old man he was walking toward told him not to bring trouble over there.
The older man said the younger then pulled a knife and said “I will stab you homie, if you call the cops,” according to an affidavit.
Later, the suspect told police outside 7-Eleven that the older man had pulled a gun on him, and that’s why he pulled out a knife. He later denied pulling the knife, say police.
He was arrested on a charge of aggravated menacing with a weapon, a class 5 felony.
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