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Basalt cops make arrest in case of mistaken plants

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

BASALT – Police arrested Jose Guevara, 18, of Basalt, on March 22 on suspicion of

second-degree trespass after they said he attempted to enter a residence on Homestead Drive. The arrest report said Guevara intended to steal what he believed to be marijuana plants visible through a window. They were really tomato plants, the report said.

Other items on the Basalt police blotter March 18 through 23:

March 18 – Isaac Cortez, 21, of Glenwood Springs, was stopped for an alleged headlight violation. Cortez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a valid license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

March 18 – Someone called 911 and reported that a vehicle had almost struck several other vehicles on Two Rivers Road. Basalt police officers located the vehicle at Aspen Junction. Pedro Garcia Villegas, 32, of El Jebel, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to drive in a single lane and driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

March 20 – The Broomfield Police Department arrested Brandon Content, 25, of Broomfield, on a Basalt Police Department warrant. Content, who had been arrested previously on suspicion of punching a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus security guard in the groin, was arrested on suspicion of credit-card fraud. Police said he used the name of Basalt Police Officer Josh Bennett while making a fraudulent credit-card purchase at a sporting-goods store in El Jebel.

March 21 – Basalt police officers observed a vehicle weaving on Willits Lane. Jonathon Meehan, 24, of Basalt, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

March 23 – Basalt police officers responded to Two Rivers Cafe after a report of a disturbance. Someone reportedly had punched several large holes in the drywall in the men’s bathroom. There was also damage to a booth in the bar area.

The following are calls that the Basalt Fire Department responded to March 19 through Sunday.

March 19 at 8:04 a.m.: Responded to a medical call in Basalt for someone reported to be “acting strange.” The patient was taken to the hospital.

March 19 at 6:41 p.m.: Responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in El Jebel. No hazards were found.

March 21 at 12:13 p.m.: Responded to a medical call on Hooks Spur for someone bitten by a goat. The patient was evaluated and released.

March 22 at 3:51 p.m.: Responded to a medical call in Blue Lake for CPR in progress. An evaluation determined it was an “obvious death.” No further treatment was given.

Saturday at 9:35 a.m.: Responded to Emma West Road to advise a property owner and answer questions about controlled burning.

Saturday at 12:24 p.m.: Responded to a controlled burn that was out of control on Frying Pan Road. Crews extinguished the fire.

Sunday at 8:04 a.m.: Responded to the previous day’s fire on Frying Pan Road to extinguish a rekindle.

Sunday at 10:39 a.m.: Responded to a code-enforcement issue in the Sopris Creek area. The owner was advised to cease burning grasses and was cooperative.

Sunday at 11:40 a.m.: Responded to a code-enforcement issue on Hooks Lane. The owner was advised to cease burning grasses and was cooperative.

Sunday at 2:10 p.m.: Someone walked in to the El Jebel fire station complaining of weakness and nausea. The patient was evaluated and refused transport to the hospital.

Sunday at 6:36 p.m.: Responded to a wildland fire in Basalt on East Sopris Drive. The owner accidentally set the grass on fire and extinguished it himself.


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