Staff ReportRifle, CO Colorado

Back to: News
April 3, 2013
Follow News

Rifle Police Department's Cop Shop Report - April 4, 2013

Burglary/theft: Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, one or more people burglarized a residence on Buckhorn Drive in New Castle. Reported stolen were a 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun; two laptop computers; a Surround Sound theater system and speakers, including a bass speaker; a Playstation 3 gaming system with several shooter-type games; a flat screen TV and a fireproof safe. Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is offering up to $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect or suspects involved in this crime. Remain anonymous by calling 945-0101 or go online to garcocrimestoppers.com and click the "report a tip" tab.

DUI: Police contacted a vehicle for an equipment violation near West Second Street and Colorado Highway 13 on March 12 at 2:32 a.m. The officer detected signs of driver intoxication and arrested the driver, Christina Marie Radomski, 25, of Rifle, on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se and defective tail lamps. She was taken to jail.Theft: On March 12 at 11:57 a.m., officers took a report of a stolen bicycle from the area of White River Avenue and East 10th Street.Theft: On March 12 at 2:36 p.m., police took a report of a cell phone stolen at Family Dollar, 1733 Railroad Ave. Officers investigated and Janet Sue Firebaugh, 57, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of theft and the cell phone was recovered.Warrant arrest: On March 13 at 9:36 a.m., officers received a tip concerning the location of Gregory Allen Troupe, 40, of Rifle, who had seven active arrest warrants. Troupe was arrested in the 1300 block of Howard Avenue and taken to jail.ID theft: Police took a report of a victim's bank account being used for fraudulent purchases on March 13 at 1:50 p.m.Theft: On March 13 at 2:17 p.m., officers took a report of stolen or missing property from the 1000 block of East 19th Street. It appears the items in question are missing following a civil/domestic situation.Criminal mischief: Police responded to the 900 block of Wamsley Way on March 13 at 3:07 p.m. to take a report of criminal mischief in which a residential door was damaged.Theft: On March 13 at 4:28 p.m., officers took a report of shoplifting from a business in the 200 block of West Second Street. The case is under investigation.Gas theft, drug arrests: Officers responded to the Kum & Go, 120 E. 26th St., on March 13 at 9:48 p.m. for a report of gas theft. Travis Michael Misek, 23, and Josephina Ann Patton, 20, both of Rifle, were later issued citations for theft. On March 14 at 12:42 a.m., police stopped a vehicle for allegedly failing to signal for a turn in the 300 block of South Seventh Street. The driver, Misek, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of Schedule II narcotics; possession of drug paraphernalia; driving a motor vehicle with a revoked license; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; failure to signal; violation of a protection order; and domestic violence. The passenger, Patton, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of Schedule II narcotics; possession of drug paraphernalia; and an offense relating to marijuana and marijuana concentrate. The vehicle was impounded, and Misek and Patton were taken to jail.Warrant arrest: Officers contacted Janice Leigh Smith, 41, of Rifle, as the passenger of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation near West Fifth Street and Arnold Avenue on March 14 at 5:33 p.m. Smith had an outstanding warrant from Rifle Municipal Court. She was arrested and taken to jail.Theft: On March 14 at 8:45 p.m., officers learned of a reportedly stolen firearm from the 300 block of West 28th Court. The case is under investigation.Curfew violations: Officers contacted two 15-year-old boys from Rifle in the 100 block of West 14th Street on March 14 at 11:52 p.m. Both were issued citations for curfew violations and returned to their parents.Protection order violation: Police learned of an allegedly intoxicated man in the 100 block of West 14th Street on March 15 at 2:45 p.m. After investigation, Richard John Koucherik, 49, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of violation of protection order by consuming alcohol.Restraining order violation: Police contacted a vehicle for a traffic violation on the Colorado Highway 13 bridge over the Colorado River on March 15 at 7:46 p.m. It was found that Shayanne Pritchard, 19, of Craig, and Eric Alan Stettler, 22, both of Craig, were allegedly in violation of protection orders. Open alcoholic containers and marijuana were also found. Both were arrested on suspicion of having an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana and violation of a restraining order. Pritchard was also arrested on suspicion of underage consumption of alcohol. Dine and dash: Officers responded to the 700 block of Wapiti Avenue on March 15 at 10:11 p.m. for a report of theft. Shiloh Star Frens, 35, and Louis Scott Baldwin, 39, both of Rifle, were contacted and issued a summons for theft for failing to pay for items from a restaurant.Curfew violations: Officers contacted two 16-year old girls, one from Rifle and one from Silt, in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue on March 16 at 1:50 a.m. for a traffic violation. Both girls were issued a summons for curfew violation and released to their guardians.Underage drinking: Officers contacted a vehicle in the 2300 block of White River Avenue on March 16 at 2:45 a.m. for a noise violation. Three juveniles in the vehicle, ages 15, 15 and 16, from Silt, Rifle and Parachute, were cited for minor in possession of alcohol and curfew violations and released to their parents. The driver, Christopher Vazquez, 18, of Silt, was arrested for DUI and minor in possession of alcohol. He was later released.Underage drinking: While patrolling at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on March 16 at 10:07 p.m., officers reportedly saw Coy Brand Zang, 18, of DeBeque, with a suspected alcoholic beverage. Zang was contacted and later released with a summons for minor in possession of alcohol.Burglary: On March 17 at 12:48 p.m., officers took a report of damage and theft from a business in the 2100 block of Railroad Avenue. Restraining order violation: Officers responded to the 400 block of White River Avenue on March 17 at 2:03 p.m. for a report of a man lying in a yard. Officers found Richard John Koucherik, 49, of Rifle, extremely intoxicated and was transported for medical treatment. Koucherik was issued a summons for violation of protection order by consuming alcohol.Domestic violence: Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of East 12th Street on March 17 at 3:41 p.m. Edward Neil Bugay, 52, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief and domestic violence. He was taken to jail.Trespassing, harassment: Police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance and refusing to leave a bar in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue on March 17 at 6:37 p.m. Roland Earl Ross, 62, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of harassment for allegedly shoving an employee and a patron when he was asked to leave the premises. Ross was later released with a summons for harassment and trespass.Traffic, drug, child abuse arrests: Police contacted a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 300 block of East Sixth Street on March 17 at 10:32 p.m. The 17-year-old juvenile driver did not have a license and could not provide proof of registration or insurance. Officers also discovered a suspected controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Officers arrested the juvenile driver on suspicion of driving without a license, no registration, no proof of insurance, possession of controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia. A passenger, Joshua Alvin Ramsey, 27, was initially released from the scene. Further investigation warranted the arrest of Ramsey on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and child abuse after it was found he allegedly left an infant alone and unsupervised. Ramsey was taken to jail, the juvenile was housed at a juvenile detention facility, and the infant was placed with Department of Human Services officials.Stolen vehicle: Police received a report of a theft of motor vehicle from the 2600 block of Acacia Avenue on March 18 at 9:35 a.m. On March 29, the vehicle was recovered outside Parachute. It had sustained damage. The case is under investigation.Theft: Police received a report of theft from a purse at Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave., on March 18 at 12:13 p.m.Domestic violence: Officers received a report of a domestic violence incident in the 400 block of McCarron Avenue on March 18 at 6:56 p.m. which allegedly caused serious injuries. After investigating, Michael Leroy Vanderpol, 60, of Rifle, was served with a felony warrant for suspicion of domestic violence, second degree assault and crimes against an at-risk person while in custody on other charges.Stalking: Police arrested Richard John Koucherik, 49, of Rifle, in the 300 block of East Fourth Street on March 18 at 7:16 p.m. on suspicion of violation of a protection order, stalking, and domestic violence. He received medical treatment due to his intoxication level and was taken to jail.Broken window: Officers took a report of a broken window in the 700 block of East Avenue on March 19 at 12:11 a.m. The case is under investigation.Harassment: Police responded to a disturbance at Grand River Hospital, 501 Airport Road, on March 19 at 7 p.m. and found Cory James Timmer, 22, of Glenwood Springs, screaming profanities in the emergency room. Timmer also allegedly assaulted a nurse. Timmer was arrested on suspicion of harassment and disorderly conduct. He was taken to jail.DUI: Police learned that a man arrived at court allegedly intoxicated on March 20 at 9:05 a.m. John Henry Godeski, 36, of Rifle, was later arrested for DUI and driving under restraint.Assault: Police responded to a report of assault in the 1800 block of Railroad Avenue on March 22 at 6:44 a.m. A woman reportedly sustained injuries when she was hit in the face with an item by another woman. Heather Lee Fitzwater, 29, of Rifle, was later arrested and taken to jail for suspicion of second degree assault.Warrant arrest: Police arrested Joadie Maria Griebel, 44, of Rifle, on an outstanding warrant after Griebel turned herself in at the Police Department on March 22 at 2:46 p.m. Griebel was processed, posted bond and was released.Warrant arrest: Police learned a 12-year-old boy with an active arrest warrant was in the 2600 block of Rail Avenue on March 22 at 8:24 p.m. Officers arrested him and transported him to a juvenile detention facility.Domestic violence: Police responded to the 600 block of Shadow Lane on March 22 at 9:08 p.m. for a disturbance. Crystal Lee Richardson, 33, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, criminal mischief, third degree assault, second degree assault on a peace officer, and resisting arrest. She was taken to jail.Assault: Officers responded to a bar in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue for an assault on March 22 at 11:25 p.m. by a known suspect. The case is under investigation.Domestic violence: Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of West Sixth Street on March 23 at 1:20 p.m. and found a man had left the scene. Following investigation, Glen Madison Sell, 28, of Rifle, was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of first degree burglary, obstruction of telephone service, third degree assault and domestic violence. Criminal mischief: Police responded to a call of criminal mischief in the 1700 block of Howard Avenue on March 23 at 1:45 p.m. and found a door to a vacant residence had been damaged.Graffiti: Police responded to a call of someone spraying graffiti under the bridge in the 1600 block of White River Avenue on March 23 at 4:05 p.m. Benjamin Darren Wood, 21, of Rifle, was issued a summons for damaging or destroying public property.Assault: On March 23 at 7:31 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault between family members in the 1100 block of Park Avenue. Ruben Chavez, 19, of Rifle, was issued a summons for assault and released.Domestic violence: Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of East Fifth Street on March 24 at 5:09 p.m. Police identified the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant. Jessica Myone Widmer, 23, of Rifle, turned herself in at the Police Department and was taken to jail.Theft: On March 24 at 7:03 p.m., police received a report that a license plate had been stolen off a vehicle.Gas skips: On March 25, police took reports of three separate fuel thefts in the 100 block of East 26th Street.Shoplifting: Police received a report of theft at a business in the 1200 block of Railroad Avenue on March 26 at 2:12 p.m. The business signed a trespass order related to the suspect.Restraining order violation/warrant arrest: Police were informed of a 911-hung up in the 800 block of Garden Lane on March 26 at 4:06 p.m. Officers found Erica Lynn Jaramillo, 30, of Rifle, allegedly under the influence of illegal drugs. She was also found to have an arrest warrant and a restraining order that prevented her from possessing or consuming controlled substances. Jaramillo was arrested and taken to jail. During the investigation, officers arrested David Lee Johnson, 51, of Rifle, on an outstanding warrant.Gas skip: On March 26 at 7:47 p.m., police received a report of fuel theft from the 1200 block of Railroad Avenue.Theft: On March 26 at 10:40 p.m., police learned of an electronic device reportedly stolen from Rifle High School.Driving under restraint: Officers contacted Bryon Lee Galliher, 28, of Rifle, in the 300 block of South Seventh Street on March 26 at 10:39 p.m. for a driving violation. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under restraint and was released with a summons.Trespass: A deputy responded to a criminal trespass on East Tamarack Circle in Battlement Mesa on March 28 at 3:49 a.m. No suspects were identified. The case is closed and inactive pending further leads.Fake license plate: Deputies contacted a vehicle displaying fictitious plates in the 300 block of Arroyo Drive in Battlement Mesa on March 28 at 11:55 p.m. After investigation, the driver, Marco Antonio Villavicencio-Aguilar, 32, of Rifle, was issued a summons and released.Dog at large: Deputies responded to an animal complaint in the 800 block of West Battlement Parkway on April 1 at 8:09 p.m. The dog's owner, William Crowhurst, Jr., 57, of Parachute, was issued a summons for dog at large and not having the animal licensed.


Explore Related Articles

Trending in: News

The Post Independent Updated Apr 3, 2013 05:55PM Published Apr 3, 2013 05:53PM Copyright 2013 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.