Four locals arrested for fight |

Four locals arrested for fight

Aspen Times Staff Report

Four men were arrested yesterday in connection with an early morning fight that left all four men bloodied and sent two to the hospital with minor injuries, according to police reports.

The brawl occurred at the Mine Dumps apartments on South Aspen Street.

At about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Steven Marolda, 23, and Moses Mogollon, 24, both of Aspen, were walking to a 711 S. Aspen St. apartment while “yelling and cursing,” according to statements from the two men, which were detailed in a police report.

Claudio Pacheco of Aspen was in earshot of the two men and allegedly pushed Marolda. A fist- fight ensued, police reports said.

After Marolda and Mogollon went inside the apartment, they heard a banging on the door, the report said. “Moses Mogollon opened the door, and was hit over the head with a crow bar.”

Aspen Police Patrol Supervisor Gary Kaulkman said yesterday the “crow bar” was actually a broom stick.

Marolda then went back outside the apartment. He did not find Pacheco anywhere, but started fighting with Pacheco’s cousin, Fortunato Pacheco-Suarez, 35, of Aspen, who had gone outside after hearing of the initial fight, police reports said.

And according to Pacheco-Suarez’s statements, Marolda “had a knife during the [second] fight … Pacheco-Suarez said he was afraid he would be injured or killed by the man with the knife,” though Marolda never used the weapon in the fight.

Marolda told police: “I saw them hit my friend over the head, so I came out with a knife.”

After police arrived on the scene and interviewed three of the men involved, Marolda was arrested for felony menacing and disorderly conduct, and Pacheco-Suarez and Mogollon were arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Pacheco was arrested later Thursday for misdemeanor assault and battery, according to Kaulkman.

Marolda was booked into jail after receiving treatment, though by Thursday evening, he had bonded out. The other men each received a summons and were released.

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