Editors note: The following information comes from official police and sheriffs department incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court. On Nov. 3, Glenwood Springs police pulled over a driver on the downtown on-ramp of Interstate 70. Phillip G. Stelma, 49, of Cedaredge was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana between 1 and 8 ounces. On Nov. 6, a worker from the Affordable Inn called Glenwood Springs police to report a three-foot python snake that was left in one of the beds. The snake was taken to CARE for safekeeping. On Oct. 31, Garfield County sheriffs deputies arrested John M. Todd, 48, of Rifle on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se, child abuse and failure to drive in a single lane. On Nov. 3, Garfield County sheriffs deputies received a report that a man impersonated the owner of a vehicle, causing the vehicle to be repossessed by the finance company. No arrests have been made. On Nov. 4, Garfield County sheriffs deputies reportedly saw a vehicle drive in the wrong lane of the road at the intersection of County Road 223 and Highway 6 & 24 near Rifle. The driver, Antonio Gomez-Romero, 21, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving without a valid license, failure to drive in the designated lane and drivers vision obstructed. Later that day, Garfield County sheriffs deputies contacted Gomez-Romero at the Garfield County Jail and arrested him on suspicion of the additional charges of third-degree assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment and domestic violence.
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