Crime Briefs: Teller puts brakes on drive-through theft attempt |

Crime Briefs: Teller puts brakes on drive-through theft attempt

If you’re going to cash a stolen check, it’s best to do it before the theft has been reported.

Based on his arrest affidavit, a 22-year-old Glenwood Springs man learned that lesson the hard way on Oct. 13, when he submitted a check made out to himself at the drive-through of a local bank.

The teller immediately noticed a note on the account and checked in with the fraud department before consulting with the account holder to discover that no such withdrawal had been authorized. In the process, the man left his fingerprints on the check, but left before police arrived.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was booked at the Garfield County Jail on Oct. 31 on suspicion of felony forgery, misdemeanor theft, identity theft and false reporting.


Hoping to return an act of neighborly kindness on Halloween, a Glenwood Springs woman told police she was instead sexually assaulted.

It started out innocently, according to the arrest affidavit, when she ran into her 37-year-old neighbor, who offered her some food for dinner. She later showed up at his door to offer him some candy and he invited her inside, she said, before forcing himself on her.

The man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault the same night and lodged in the Garfield County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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