On Oct. 10, the staff at a Silt convenience store contacted police to report that a person forged a check belonging to a woman who had previously reported them stolen. During the course of the ensuing investigation, police learned that the suspect was the victim’s estranged husband and that he allegedly stole the checks from a file cabinet in their home. It was also discovered that the suspect allegedly forged at least four additional checks belonging to the victim to fraudulently obtain merchandise and cash from the convenience store. Donnie Francisco Suazo, 41, of Silt, was taken into custody and charged with theft and check fraud.-On Oct. 8, area bondsmen brought two fugitives to the Silt Police Department. Forrest Vearl Reiff, 29, of Aspen, was found to be wanted on a Pitkin County warrant for allegedly failing to appear on domestic violence charges. Reiff’s $500 bond was posted by his bondsman and he was released pending his new court date. In the second case, James M. Dunn, 40, of Parachute, was found to be wanted on a felony Garfield County warrant for child abuse. Dunn’s bondsman posted his $2,500 bond, after which he was processed and released pending his court date.-On Oct. 9, Silt officers were contacted by a local bondsman and a Rifle man wanted on a Mesa County warrant. David James Jaramillo, 23, of Rifle, was taken into custody at the Silt Police Department after the warrant was confirmed for failing to appear on traffic charges in Grand Junction. He posted the $1,000 bond through his bondsman and was released pending his new Mesa County court date.-A Rifle resident wanted on two Garfield County warrants for failing to appear on traffic charges turned himself in to Silt police on Thursday. Scott Canon Finley, 21, posted bonds totaling $1,750 through a bondsman and was released pending his new court dates.On Oct. 12, a Rifle resident came to the Silt Police Department wanting to turn himself in and make bonding arrangements on a Garfield County warrant for failing to comply with his sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, Cesar Joel Hernandez, 19, was found to have two additional Garfield County no-bond warrants for driving on a revoked license. Hernandez was transported to the Garfield County Jail for a mandatory 14-day sentence.-On Oct. 10, Rifle police took a report of a fight among four Rifle High School girls. Each was given a summons for disorderly conduct. On Oct. 11, Rifle police were notified about a man with a warrant out of Moffat County for harassment and domestic violence. They arrested Alton Eugene Brewer, 40, of Craig on that warrant. -On Oct. 6, Glenwood Springs police were dispatched to the Hot Springs Pool for a report of someone trespassing there. Ryan Cooley, 22, of Durango was arrested on suspicion of trespassing. -On Oct. 6, Jason Bailey, 26, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault after allegedly beating another man up and sending him to the hospital. Police reportedly arrested him after finding him in the crawl space of his house. -On Oct. 6, Glenwood Springs police found a 38-year-old man in a park after hours. They discovered the man, Brent Ulman, 38, of New Castle, had a warrant for failure to appear and cited him.-On Oct. 7, Glenwood Springs police found a transient in Sayre Park after hours. James Hodgson, 50, had a failure to appear warrant on an original charge of trespassing. On Oct. 8, James Hodgson was issued a summons by Glenwood Springs police for suspicion of illegal camping. -On Oct. 8, a woman told police her ex-boyfriend, James Davidson, 22, of Parachute came to her house, allegedly destroyed some property, then left. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief. Glenwood Springs police pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Oct. 8 and found the driver, Michael Hayer, 19, of Broomfield allegedly was drinking and underage. He was arrested on suspicion of underage drinking and no proof of insurance. His passenger, Cliff Goforth, 18, of Glenwood Springs, was also arrested on suspicion of underage drinking, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. On Oct. 8, Jason Corning, 32, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass and harassment for allegedly harassing people and using foul language in the Ramada Inn.
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