A number of folks took the Silt Police Department up on their continuing offer to provide a free ride home for anyone who has had too much to drink. Police remind the public that this offer is only available to those who ask for assistance before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Anyone caught endangering themselves or others by driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be arrested and may be provided with “alternative” lodging arrangements at the jail. -On Aug. 4, a person whose license had reportedly been revoked for three previous DUI-related offenses was observed driving by a Silt officer and was stopped. Terry Eugene Crisler, 36, of Silt, was arrested and charged with driving under restraint.-On July 28, Carbondale police arrested Javier Gonzales-Bringas, 44, of Basalt on suspicion of drunken driving. -On Aug. 2, Carbondale police arrested Shanna Dunn, 27, on a Garfield County warrant and for suspicion of driving under restraint. -On Aug. 4, Carbondale police responded to the Sopris Shopping Center for a report of a fight. Fred Gavitt, 40, of Carbondale and Jason Merrill, 34, of Basalt were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct. On Aug. 5, Glenwood Springs police noticed a vehicle traveling the wrong way down a one-way street and pulled the driver over, noting signs of intoxication. Nelson Alberto Azcorra-Cordero, 27, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving without a license and driving the wrong way. -On Aug. 5, Glenwood Springs police saw a vehicle fail to use a turn signal, so they pulled him over. After the driver, Jeffrey Michael Bramel, 25, of Glenwood Springs allegedly performed roadside maneuvers unsatisfactorily, he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se, failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to use a turning signal. -On Aug. 6, Glenwood Springs police arrested David Scott Tollefson, 35, of Glenwood Springs for suspicion of third-degree assault after they responded to a report of domestic violence at the First Choice Inn in West Glenwood and reportedly had to take the victim to the hospital.-Glenwood Springs police reportedly saw a vehicle take a wide turn and fail to signal twice on Aug. 6. When they pulled over Wilmer Alfredo Bonilla, 21, of Rifle, they arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving, failure to signal and changing lanes when unsafe. -On Aug. 6, Glenwood Springs police arrested Melinda Prall, 32, of Silt on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se and running a red light. -On Aug. 7, Glenwood Springs police were notified of a male suspect caught in a Cooper Avenue house by its caretaker. The suspect, Timothy Ray Anderson, 36, of New Castle fled the area on foot, but was later caught by police and identified by the caretaker. Items that were missing from the house were reportedly found in the suspect’s pockets. Anderson was arrested on suspicion of theft, second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief and on a warrant. -On Aug. 7, Glenwood Springs police arrested Judith Vonder Linden, 58, of Lakewood for suspicion of theft. -After noticing a vehicle speeding down Highway 6 on Aug. 8, Glenwood Springs police pulled over Marcos Saul Vasquez-Zarate, 28, of Glenwood Springs and reportedly noticed signs of intoxication. They also found he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Police reported that Vasquez-Zarate declined to take a breath or blood test and was taken to Garfield County Jail and charged with suspicion of driving without a valid license, drunken driving and speeding. -On Aug. 8, Glenwood Springs police were notified of a hit and run accident. The suspect, James Hodgson, 49, of Spanish Fork, Utah, soon was found and police reportedly noticed signs of intoxication. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, striking an unattended vehicle and unsafe backing, and was lodged in Garfield County Jail. -On Aug. 10, Glenwood Springs police reportedly noticed a driver weaving while driving down Midland Avenue. When they pulled him over, they noticed the driver, David A. Hoyt, 32, of Glenwood Springs allegedly showed signs of intoxication. He was cited for suspicion of drunken driving and weaving and released to a friend. -On Aug. 10, Glenwood Springs police were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the Wal-Mart parking lot. When police arrived, they arrested Robert Malone, 28, of Colorado Springs on suspicion of harassment-strikes and possession of marijuana. -While police were responding to a disturbance call at Club Cyrano on Aug. 11, Joshua Reed, 23, of Littleton was arrested on a Garfield County warrant for an original charge of vehicle theft. Police were then notified that a bouncer at the bar was assaulted while trying to get a person to leave the premises. The suspect, Gabriel Ricardo Peugent, 24, of Glenwood Springs, reportedly ran, but police were able to catch him and arrest him. He was issued a summons for suspicion of assault. -On July 24, Rifle police pulled over a vehicle for having no tail lights. The driver, Nick M. Hatcher, was found to allegedly be driving under restraint and was cited. The vehicle was impounded. -Rifle police took a report of two enraged drivers yelling at each other on July 21 on West 24th Street. James Birney, 41, of Rifle was cited for suspicion of disorderly conduct for allegedly knocking the glasses off a 52-year-old’s face. -On July 27, two Railroad Avenue-area Rifle neighbors were arguing over loud music and started to fight. During the incident, one of the fighters told police that his opponent, Kenneth Earl Wright, Jr., 36, had physically assaulted his own girlfriend. Wright was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, disorderly conduct and harassment. The female involved, Jane Cooper Lehman, 48, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice. -On July 27, Rifle police took a report of phone harassment. The victim told police an ex-employee was calling and harassing him. Police listened to a tape of the alleged harassment and cited Joshua Ashcraft, 28, of Rifle on suspicion of telephone harassment. -On July 28, Rifle police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically. They pulled over Alexander Quintanilla, 21, of Glenwood Springs and arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. -On July 28, Rifle police pulled Amy Gutierrez, 18, of Rifle over on the 2400 block of Howard Avenue for speeding. When they checked the driver’s status, they found her license was revoked. She also reportedly admitted to drinking that evening. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se, driving under restraint and speeding. -On July 29, Rifle police pulled over a driver because he was known to have had his license suspended. Rodney Clark Price, 24, of Rifle was arrested for suspicion of driving under restraint.
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