Crime Briefs: Suspicious husband accused of driving truck at wife
Parachute police responded to reports of a hit and run on Colorado Avenue the night of June 12.
Police met with a 27-year-old woman who said the driver was her estranged husband. The 35-year-old man showed up at the apartment complex intoxicated and accused her of cheating on him, she said. The husband also had a restraining order stemming from an incident when he had stabbed her, she told police.
She said he showed up and accused her of sleeping with an acquaintance. She told him to leave, and as he was leaving, she called out to him to not hit any vehicles on the way out. At this point, she said, he put his vehicle in reverse and “stepped on the gas,” accelerating toward her and smashing into a parked car. She concluded that he was trying to hit her, given how quickly he accelerated.
Later, speaking with police on the phone, and slurring his words heavily, the husband admitted to having hit the parked vehicle and said he was driving to Mexico. Asked where he was, he kept giving different locations. First he said he was in Fruita, then Mack, then St. George, Utah.
The officer told the husband it would be impossible for him to be that far, as St. George is a six-hour drive away. But “he insisted that he was in a Camaro with twin NOS systems and hauling ass,” the officer wrote.
Two men who pursued the reportedly intoxicated driver said their pursuit hit 100 mph and they still couldn’t keep up. They lost the vehicle as he sped into De Beque Canyon.
The 35-year-old was arrested on felony attempted vehicular assault, along with misdemeanors for reckless driving, duty to report an accident, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, violation of a restraining order, reckless endangerment and no proof of insurance. Domestic violence was applied as a sentence enhancer.
Man threatens ex, says he loves her
Glenwood Springs police responded June 10 when a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had trespassed in her home on Hyland Park Drive and had left in a Nissan sedan.
While she was outside her home, her ex approached her. When she refused to acknowledge him, he grew angry and started calling her derogatory names, she told police. She then retreated into the home and locked the door. But the man came in after her through another door and continued calling her obscene names.
While she was calling police, he drove away. Police found her mailbox broken, looking like it had been hit.
She told police that the 38-year-old ex is an alcoholic and that there had been numerous “physical abuse instances in the past but she was fearful to call the police … .”
The two had recently split, and over the previous month she had received nearly 700 emails from her ex.
“Nearly all of the emails are of him calling her names, threatening to contact her ex-husband to provide him with information about her pertaining to custody battles,” an officer wrote in the arrest report.
An officer was able to phone the 38-year-old, who said that he wanted the relationship to be done, but he’d tried to talk to his ex because he loved her. He declined to meet with police to talk about the incident, and after getting off the phone, he sent her a new string of harassing and threatening emails, according to police.
At about 4:30 the next morning, the man called police saying that his ex was threatening to hang herself. But when police called her, she said she had made no such threats and she’d been sleeping.
He was arrested June 15 on charges of stalking, second-degree burglary, both felonies, two traffic misdemeanors, and misdemeanor false reporting to authorities.
Carrillo-Delara picks up numerous felony cases
The suspect who reportedly pulled a gun on a Glenwood Springs police officer last week was also wanted on numerous felony warrants in other recent crimes.
Andres “Andy” Carrillo-Delara is the same young man arrested after a standoff with Carbondale police last year, in which he held officers at bay with a BB gun. That incident led to his conviction on felony menacing with a real or simulated weapon.
The young man has a lengthy criminal history that also includes other felony convictions, according to a police report.
One of his recent warrants charges him with felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft stemming from the May 27 theft of a lock box containing $200 from Bradley Petroleum.
Then on May 30, a 23-year-old man called authorities saying he believed his little brother, Carrillo-Delara, had stolen a .308 caliber AR-10 rifle from his home in New Castle. Another of his brothers spotted him that day in a Glenwood Springs restaurant parking lot, showing someone a rifle, according to a sheriff’s office report.
Carrillo-Delara’s relatives said that it is very common for him to steal from their residence when he’s low on money. They said that he was using methamphetamine.
He also had a restraining order barring him from having a firearm.
In this case, he was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, weapons possession by a previous offender, both felonies, along with theft and violation of a protection order, both misdemeanors.
He was finally arrested June 15, after reports came in of a suspicious male hanging out behind the Charcoal Burger in Glenwood. A police report states that he was making the staff nervous as he seemed to be “hiding out.” At this point he had numerous felony warrants.
When officers went to arrest the young man, he hit an officer in the side of the head and ran.
While he was in pursuit on foot, the officer saw the young man had his arm “tucked around the front of his body and around his waistband” which he took as an indication that he was about to draw a firearm.
The officer hit him with his Taser, and then saw the young man had drawn a chrome pistol, according to an affidavit. After the 20-year-old dropped the gun and went to the ground, the officer hit Carrillo-Delara with the Taser multiple times more, trying to get him to put his hands behind his back.
In this case, Carrillo-Delara was arrested on felony charges of first-degree assault on law enforcement with a firearm, second-degree assault on law enforcement, menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. His arresting charges also included misdemeanors obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and reckless endangerment.
methamphetamine at city market
Rifle police contacted a 21-year-old man at City Market on June 13, as the young man had an active municipal warrant. Searching the 21-year-old, officers found three baggies containing about 1.4 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine.
An off-duty officer in the grocery store had spotted the young man, whom he knew to have an active warrant for obstructing a police officer.
Officers also found several new syringes and one used syringe, a metal spoon with white crystal residue. The substance in the three baggies tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
He was arrested on felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
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