Editor’s note: The following information comes from official police and sheriff’s department incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.
– On Nov. 20, Rifle police took a report of someone shooting darts from a vehicle at a person near West 24th Place. There was no injury.
– On Nov. 21, Rifle police received a report of a drunken driver. The driver was pulled over as he was driving away from Valley Lumber. They arrested Joseph Willit, 50, of Rifle on suspicion of drunken driving, driving under suspension, no proof of insurance and failure to wear a seat belt.
– On Nov. 22, Rifle police were dispatched to Stillwell Avenue for a domestic assault. When they arrived, they were told that Alberto Nieto-Chaparro, 38, of Rifle struck his wife, causing minor swelling. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence.
– On Nov. 24, Rifle police received a call that a Brahma bull escaped from the Garfield County Fairgrounds and was running along the bike path between Park and Railroad avenues. Police vehicles were used to herd the bull out of residential areas and into a pasture, where he was secured by his owner.
– On Nov. 23, Glenwood Springs police assisted another agency in stopping an alleged assault offender. Herman Ricky Maynard, 52, of Carbondale was arrested by another agency on suspicion of drunken driving and DUI per se.
– On Nov. 23, Glenwood Springs police were advised of a REDDI report on 29th Street. The report stated that a vehicle was involved in an accident and the driver fled the scene. The passenger was transported to Valley View Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Police found the driver, Daniel Ferreiro-Ponce, 33, of Glenwood Springs and arrested him on suspicion of reckless endangerment, second-degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass, driving under restraint, drunken driving, reckless driving, careless driving causing bodily injury, no proof of insurance and accidents involving death or personal injuries.
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