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.Feb. 3 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies took a report of a disturbance at Apple Tree park. A male subject was taken into custody on an active warrant for failure to appear and disorderly conduct for fighting in public. Further investigation revealed that Matthew Archambault had also pushed his girlfriend. He was booked into Garfield County Jail on harrassment and domestic violence charges. Feb. 4 Glenwood Springs police took a report of the vandalism of four vehicles at Glenwood Springs Ford. Total damage was approximately $2,000. Glenwood Springs police stopped a vehicle for failing to use signal, twice. Upon further investigation, police arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver, Louis Iglesias, 33, was booked on one charge of DUI and failure to use turn signal. Feb. 5 A Garfield County sheriff’s deputy stopped a speeding vehicle on westbound Interstate-70 near Parachute and arrested the driver, Ismael Guitierrez-Chavira, on suspicion of driving under the influence and DUI per se. Glenwood Springs police officers observed a vehicle traveling fast. When they contacted the vehicle, they saw open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and issued the driver of the vehicle, Manuel Portillo-Marquez, 21, of Glenwood Springs was ticketed for speeding (20-39 over) and possession of open containers. Two passengers also received tickets for open containers. Rifle police were dispatched to Red River Quick Mart, where a truck had been high-centered on a retaining wall. The driver, identified as Miguel Vallejo, 40, of Rifle, was walking away from the vehicle. He was arrested and taken to the Garfield County jail on suspicion of DUI, careless driving and duty to report an accident. Feb. 6 Glenwood Springs police investigated a hit-and-run accident in a residential neighborhood. Police checked the driver’s license status of the man with the “hit” vehicle and learned that Micah Smith, 24, of Glenwood Springs, had an active arrest warrant out of Arapahoe County for failure to appear on an original offense of harrasment-stalking. Smith was taken to jail to be held for bond. Garfield County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident near DeBeque. Deputies contacted arrested Andrew Bott, 21, on suspicion of harassment, third-degree assault, false imprisonment, interrupting phone services and possession of a controlled substance. Following a traffic stop, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyrell Portlock, 32, of Rifle, on suspicion of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute. Rifle police were on patrol in the 1700 block of Howard Avenue when they recognized a man they knew to have a warrant. Police arrested Lester Hays, 36, of Rifle, on a failure to appear warrant out of Garfield County. Police also found paraphernalia and methamphetamine. He was charged with suspicion of possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Feb. 8 Someone advised Glenwood Springs Police that a vehicle had been driving by his house the last three days and said the vehicle’s occupant took pictures of his residence, then followed him to a local store before leaving. Feb. 9 The Garfield County sheriff took a report of a possible child sexual assault in the Rifle area in late January. Deputies started an investigation and notified the Garfield County sheriff’s investigations division. The case is under investigation. The Garfield County sheriff’s office was advised of a person down on a four-wheel-drive road north of I-70 in Glenwood Springs. After Glenwood fire arrived on scene, the EMS crew pronounced the person dead by the EMS crew. Deputies and Garfield Search and Rescue recovered the body. Feb. 10 Joseph Alan Spoon, 20, turned himself in to the Rifle Police Department on a Rifle municipal warrant. Police later learned Spoon also had a nationwide warrant for motor vehicle theft.
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