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.
Theft: Police investigated a report of an electronic device stolen from a middle school student called in at 8:44 a.m. on March 12. Three teenage boys, ages 12 and 13, were cited for theft.
Marijuana: Police contacted a man in the 800 block of South Whiteriver Avenue at 8:45 p.m. on March 12. Richard Large, 29, of Rifle was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Warrant arrests: Officers went to the 100 block of West 16th Street at 10:58 p.m. on March 12 to take into custody a woman wanted on a warrant. Amanda Rae Sell, 30, of Rifle, was arrested and lodged at the county jail. While on the call, officers also contacted Wesley Kade Harris, 26, and Robert Stanley Choate, 41, both of Rifle. Both men were also wanted on warrants, and were booked in the county jail.
Theft: Police received a report at 8:12 a.m. on March 13 of items stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of West 24th Place.
Criminal mischief: Police received a report at 2:17 p.m. on March 13 of a window damaged by a BB gun in a residence in the 2200 block of Ute Avenue.
Trespass: Police were called to a disturbance involving an intoxicated man in the 300 block of East Avenue at 6:45 p.m. on March 13. Warren Allan Langstaff, 42, of Rifle refused to leave the residence and was arrested on suspicion of trespass.
Driving under the influence: Police were called to the Rifle I-70 Rest Area at 10:09 p.m. on March 13 for a suspicious incident in which a woman suffered minor injuries. Following an investigation, Jeremy Alan Gardner, 36, transient, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, assault and domestic violence. The woman was treated for her injuries and released.
Littering: Police took a report at 12:11 p.m. on March 14 of illegal dumping that occurred in the 800 block of West 24th Street. Gregory Roberton Blurton, 54, of Rifle was cited for trespass and littering.
Drug paraphernalia: At 4:25 p.m. on March 14, police cited a 16-year-old boy for possessing drug paraphernalia at Rifle High School.
Violation of restraining order: Police were called to a residence in the 500 block of Ash Avenue at 5:10 p.m. on March 14. Jamie Matthew Babcock, 24, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer, violation of a restraining order and domestic violence, and lodged at the county jail.
Disorderly conduct: Officers were called to a disturbance in the 1500 block of Railroad Avenue at 1:14 p.m. on March 15. Following an investigation, Ruben Chavez, 18, and a 16-year-old boy, both of Rifle, were cited for disorderly conduct.
Harassment: Officers were called to the 1300 block of Railroad Avenue at 2:59 p.m. on March 16 for a report of theft and harassment. Police have issued a warrant for the suspect, who was not named.
Warrant arrest: Police were called to the probation office at the Garfield County Courthouse on 18th Street at 4:25 p.m. on March 16 regarding a man wanted on a warrant. David James Copeland, 47, of Silt was taken into custody and booked at the county jail.
Driving under the influence: Police stopped a motorist for speeding at Ninth and Whiteriver at 9:38 p.m. on March 16. John Robert Bierig, 25, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and speeding 10 mph over the limit.
Driving under restraint: Police contacted a motorist at Third and East at 9:42 p.m. on March 16 for a traffic violation. Tavorus Sutton, 32, of Grand Junction was arrested on suspicion of driving with an open container of alcohol and driving without a valid license. He was booked at the county jail.
Curfew: Police contacted a 16-year-old boy at 2:34 a.m. on March 17 in the 1900 block of Railroad Avenue for being out after curfew. He was cited, taken home and released to his mother.
Suspected drugs: Police were called to the 100 block of East First Street at 5 a.m. on March 17 where someone reported finding paper currency folded and containing suspected cocaine.