We make plans to all go to Glenwood Springs, and do some good old fashioned shopping. Morgan has a list of things she needs, and it promises to be a great little get away. Steve goes out to clean my car, and finds all kinds of Morgan’s friend’s stuff piled up in the back. He comes in to tell Morgan, and this prompts her to send a text to her friend Calder, “Dude… You’ve got to stop leaving your **** everywhere.” Problem solved! If only everything were so simple.
After a successful day of shopping we come home, and I get a call from our new detective that has been assigned to Morgan’s felony stalking case, Garfield County Sheriff Detective Rob Glassmire, he introduces himself and we make plans for him to stop by the house the following evening, he said he works Sunday – Wednesday, and times will vary because of his work load, so he will usually be in the later part of the day. We’ll go over the case in detail when he comes and he wants me to get together what we have so far. Then we can go over it all while he’s at the house.
I hang up and relish the feeling for a moment, a detective, for our case. We’ve never had a detective before, because we have never needed one. I instantly thought that my information so far was lacking, that I had to spend the rest of the evening updating and organizing. Steve tries to assure me that what we have will completely overwhelm the detective. I don’t agree, and sit myself down to the task.
Before we go to sleep Morgan explains that she was way too on edge the other night when she rang the bell, and we both came running that she could not go back to sleep for hours, waiting for a repeat that never happened. She wants to avoid that. We compromise on her agreeing to send me a text when it happens and only use the alarm button in an emergency. I will hear the text come through and then see the text, and we will have a record that is time and date stamped to give the detective. It will all work out.
At 10:45 pm the motion alarm in the back goes off. We think it could be anything (dog, deer, rabbit), and we wait to see. Two minutes later I got a phone text from Morgan that a rock just hit her window. Steve curses, and we both get up to review the cameras again. And again there is nothing caught on camera. The review takes us about an hour and we go back to sleep at midnight.
There was a clear pattern developing – it seemed like a quick hit and run. I could almost picture him coming over the berm, setting of the motion detector, and minutes later being at Morgan’s window. But he was not invisible, and how this was happening without anything showing up on cameras had to be answered. Much later when we find out how he was doing it things became clear – the motion alarm in the back of the house was the tip off…
At that time we thought the detective would know what was going on – he had to know…again, we were wrong.
(Police reports later show the “suspect” was not working this evening. On 9.25.2011 he worked from 12:58 am – 6:04 am & then from 6:32 am – 10:24 am)