Glenwood police arrest 4 in burglary spree
November 30, 2007
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Four suspects who are thought to be involved in some – or perhaps all – 38 burglary cases throughout Garfield County over the past 17 months were arrested in the past week by the Glenwood Springs Police Department.
As many as six more arrests are expected to follow in the coming days.
In all, six arrest warrants were issued last week by the department in connection to a string of recent burglaries including several downtown Glenwood businesses.
The Carbondale Police Department is in the process of attaining four additional arrest warrants in connection with some of the recent burglaries there. Some of the cases may overlap. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office may have additional warrants, but according to spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis, no arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon.
“The first arrests were made last Friday,” said Glenwood Police Lt. Bill Kimminau. “It’s been ongoing as we can find them. Some of them are still floating around.”
Bradley Guyon, 19; William Riddle, 18; David Iuele, 19; and a 17-year-old are already in custody. Police are still searching for Sean Egan, 19, of Glenwood Springs, and another 17-year-old, according to Kimminau.
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The suspects are charged with multiple counts of second-degree burglary, a class-four felony; multiple counts of theft, a class-four felony; multiple counts of conspiracy, a class-five felony; multiple counts of second degree trespass, a class-three misdemeanor; multiple counts of criminal mischief, a class-two misdemeanor; and multiple counts of additional charges specific to individual crimes.
Potential additional arrests by Carbondale police in connection with the burglaries could also result in additional charges for those already in custody.
“We have a lot of work to do in the case, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Kimminau said.
Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said his department was in the process of obtaining four arrest warrants for suspects of burglary cases in Carbondale. Some of those suspects may be individuals already in custody; Schilling couldn’t comment further on the status of the cases.
Schilling did say that a lot of work has been done by the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale police departments, and the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, collectively.
“It was a cooperative investigation between the three departments,” Schilling said.
Each of the suspects could potentially be involved in several of the cases, according to Kimminau. The string of burglaries stretches back to July 2006; more than 20 Glenwood Springs businesses have been burglarized since mid-September.
Burglarized businesses include: Big John’s Lumber, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse, 8th Street Deli, Sacred Grounds, Kaleidoscoops, SOS staffing, Ocean Pearl, Chomps Deli, Johnson Mini Golf, Roaring Fork Anglers, Expresso Cafe, Taco Bell, Yampah Spa, Tovar’s Records, Charcoal burger, Day Spa, Tattmandu Tattoo, Auto Glass Specialist, Fiesta Guadalajara, Sherwinn Williams, KMTS and Rivers Restaurant.
Anyone with additional information regarding any of the burglary cases is encouraged to call Glenwood police at 384-6500 or go online at http://www.glenwoodpolice.com/tips. Information can be provided anonymously.