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 May 14, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a possible criminal trespass near Rifle. A deputy saw that a gate leading to a corral was removed from its hinges, allowing two horses to escape. One horse, a paint, was hit and killed by a passing train. The other horse was lost for a while but eventually located. The estimated cost of the killed horse was $4,000. No arrests were made in connection with the incident.
– On May 15, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of domestic violence near New Castle. Deputies found that Chad A. Gardner, 28, of New Castle had allegedly thrown his girlfriend into the Colorado River and threatened to drown her. Gardner was arrested on a charge of harassment.
– On May 16, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies pulled over a driver who was allegedly speeding near Carbondale. The deputy reported a strong smell of alcohol on the driver, Aaron V. Smith, 32, of Aspen and arrested him on charges of speeding and drunken driving.
– On May 18, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle south of Glenwood Springs for speeding. The driver, Laura E. Kammeier, 42, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of speeding, drunken driving and no proof of insurance.
– On May 18, Glenwood Springs police arrested Marc G. Anton, 45, of Rifle on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and careless driving.
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Police were able to de-escalate an incident involving a man who was brandishing a gun at the Carbondale Days Inn Tuesday afternoon and place the suspect under arrest.