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.• At 7:10 a.m. on Sept. 30, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call to East Vista Drive in Silt of a baby who was not breathing. CPR was attempted, but it was unsuccessful and the infant died. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said it is unclear how the baby died, but sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, could be to blame. The cause of death is still under investigation. • On Sept. 28, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a burglary at Stage West 4X4 Center near Carbondale. The shop’s owner said the cash register was cleaned out. The case was deemed inactive pending further leads. • On Sept. 28, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a sexual assault at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus. According to the report, the victim has decided not to provide investigators with all the information surrounding the incident. • On Sept. 29, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies were following a vehicle on Highway 6 and 24 west of Silt and noticed the vehicle was weaving. The deputy pulled over the driver, Kevin L. Kozera, 43, of Rifle, and arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. • On Sept. 29, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies were following a vehicle on Highway 6 and 24 west of Silt and noticed the vehicle was weaving. The deputy pulled over the driver, Kevin L. Kozera, 43, of Rifle, and arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving.
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