Police say Aspenite became hamburglar
Aspen resident Barney Oldfield allegedly stole some meat from the City Market in Glenwood Springs Tuesday and nearly ran over an employee as he fled the parking lot, according to police.
Oldfield was charged with theft and reckless driving, according to Glenwood Springs Lt. Bill Kimminau.
The report said an employee of City Market allegedly saw Oldfield shoplift a package of hamburger and miscellaneous items totaling $14. He fled the store when contacted by the employee, then hopped in his vehicle and sped out of the parking lot.
Witnesses claimed he almost hit the employee as well as another vehicle that was trying to block him in, Kimminau said.
Glenwood officers aired a report to other agencies to be on the look out for Oldfield’s vehicle. He was spotted by Carbondale officers, who followed him nearly to Basalt then pulled him over on Highway 82. Oldfield was held until Glenwood officers arrived. He was taken to the Garfield County Jail.
After a fire at the Aspen View condominiums last summer, Oldfield was arrested and charged with with distribution of marijuana, possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police allegedly found the drugs and other related items in his apartment during the course of the fire investigation.
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