Woman banned from 20 locations around Aspen
Aspen Daily News Staff Report
Friday, June 29, 2012
A local homeless woman who was arrested three times in two days has been banned from 20 businesses and locations in Aspen, according to a police report.
Rani Grewal, 49, faces petty-offense counts of trespassing, disorderly conduct and failing to appear for court dates. Her record of run-ins with police date back to at least 2007, when she was cited for spitting in the face of another woman.
Her most recent trouble allegedly began Saturday morning, when she was cited for trespassing and disorderly conduct for causing a disturbance at the Farmer’s Market, according to Aspen police’s weekly press board.
Aspen police officer Forrest Barnett wrote in his report that he responded about two-and-a-half hours later to Quiksilver, a retail shop on the Hyman Avenue mall.
A store employee told Barnett that Grewal had been banned in May because of her behavior. On Saturday, the employee said Grewal again entered the store and talked loudly for about two minutes. She told officer Jeff Fain that she forgot she was not allowed in Quiksilver.
She was cited again for trespassing and taken back to jail, where Fain gave her a “no trespassing” list of 20 businesses and locations in the city, Fain wrote.
On Sunday, police were called about Grewal allegedly spitting on cars and cursing at passersby at Rio Grande Place near Community Banks of Colorado.
A man told police that he saw her spit on a nearby vehicle and that when she saw him looking at her, Grewal walked aggressively toward him and called him a “f---ing disgrace to society,” Fain wrote in an arrest affidavit. She also allegedly cursed at another woman.
Grewal, who appeared in court Monday, was being held without bond for allegedly failing to appear for a previous court date.
She is next due in court July 3.