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Rifle Police Blotter

Editor's note: The Rifle Police Department reports the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court. Robbery: On March 6, Fort Collins police arrested a Windsor man suspected in the Feb. 28 robbery of a Rifle Kum & Go store. A week later in Fort Collins, the man allegedly stole a car, botched two robbery attempts and was caught after fleeing from a Subway, his pants stuffed with stolen cash. Andrew Burgess Gregg, 24, faces charges of motor vehicle theft, robbery and attempted robbery in Fort Collins. He is also wanted for robbery and theft in Rifle. For a complete story, visit www.citizentelegram.com.Disorderly conduct: Police were called to Centennial Park at 4 p.m. on March 7 for a report of two teenage boys fighting. The youths, ages 16 and 17, were contacted and later released to their parents. Both were cited for disorderly conduct.Theft: Police are investigating a theft reported at 1:35 p.m. on March 8 at 1000 Airport Road. Shoplifting: Police were called to a shoplifting report at Wal-Mart. After an investigation, Christina Flager, 19, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of theft of an item valued at less than $100 and for false reporting by providing an incorrect name to officers. She was later released on a summons.Warrant arrest: Police contacted Brian Lamp, 51, of New Castle at 500 West Avenue at 3 p.m. on March 9, and placed him under arrest for four outstanding warrants.Theft: Police responded to reports that about 10 cars in the the 2000 block of Acacia Avenue had been broken into on the night of March 9. Warrant arrest: While investigating the car break-in incidents at 10 a.m. on March 10, police discovered that Daniel Lee Happle, 34, of Rifle, was wanted on a Garfield County warrant. He was arrested and booked into the county jail.Theft: Police were called to Wal-Mart for a report of shoplifters being held. Two boys, ages 12 and 13, were cited for theft and released to their parents.Driving under the influence: Police were called to Airport Road and Wapiti Avenue at 9:25 p.m. on March 10 on a report of a man driving recklessly. The driver, Rudy Lee Lucero, 26, of Parachute, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving and booked at the county jail.Warrant arrest: Police contacted Brandon Clouse, 34, of Rifle at 11:52 p.m. on March 10 in the 100 block of West Third Street. He was found to have a Garfield County warrant for failure to appear in a drunk driving case, and was taken to the county jail.Assault: Police were called to investigate an assault reported at 12:58 a.m. on March 11 in the 400 block of West 26th Street. David Wayne Sirus, 26, of Grand Junction was arrested on suspicion of assault and booked at the county jail.Trespass and theft: Police were called at 2 p.m. on March 11 to the 100 block of West Fourth Street when witnesses reported seeing a man entering a vehicle and taking items. Christopher Lee Spangler, 25, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, assault, trespass and theft and lodged at the county jail.Criminal mischief: Police were called at 12:35 a.m. on March 12 to investigate a broken window in a business in the 400 block of West Second Street. The suspect did not get into the building.


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