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 Jan. 22, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies were called regarding the theft of a .44 magnum Colt Anaconda handgun from a residence on County Road 303 in Parachute. The gun has not been recovered.
– On Jan. 23, Rifle police arrested Froylam Torres Brito, 48, and Gladys Romero, 26, both of California, after Alpine Bank employees reported two individuals attempting to pass a counterfeit check. Police allege that Brito had multiple false identification documents; he was arrested on suspicion of criminal possession of a forged instrument, forgery and impersonation. Romero was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy of forgery.
– On Jan. 24, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested Lee Allen Kinser, 51, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of domestic violence after they were called to a home on County Road 115.
– On Jan. 24, Rifle police received a complaint about racist pamphlets found in a driveway of a residence of the 3000 block of Coalmine. Police discovered material in the driveway of nearly every home in the block with messages from a national racist organization. Police collected the material and continue to investigate.
– On Jan. 24, Rifle police arrested Bryan Findlay, 39, of Rapid City, S.D., on suspicion of car theft after they were notified that a vehicle stolen in South Dakota might be in town. Findlay was arrested in cooperation with Rapid City police.
– On Jan. 24, Glenwood Springs police arrested Scott Keith Farnsworth, 30, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of domestic violence. Farnsworth was arrested at Budget Host Motel in West Glenwood.
– On Jan. 25, Rifle police arrested Abel Mercado Vasquez, 27, of Carbondale on suspicion of drunken driving. Police allegedly saw Vasquez violate numerous traffic laws while he was driving in the 900 block of Whiteriver.
– On Jan. 25, Glenwood Springs police arrested Manuel Damaso-Mendoza, 26, of San Fernando, Calif., on suspicion of possession of marijuana. Police stopped Damaso-Mendoza for speeding in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue and allege that they observed drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view in the vehicle.
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