Editor’s note: The following information comes from official police department incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise or pleading guilty in court.Feb. 6• Rifle police are investigating a home that appeared to have flammable liquids poured on and around it, with evidence of an attempted fire. Feb. 10• Glenwood Springs police officers contacted a female who said she was hearing voices coming from her walls at Manor Two Senior Citizens. She said three males and two females had drilled holes into her walls, and were watching her and speaking to her. Feb. 12• Glenwood police officers noticed a vehicle weaving and failing to dim its high beams. The driver failed to respond to signals to stop and led officers in a brief pursuit. Officers contacted the driver, Henry Nez, 21 of Glenwood Springs, and smelled alcohol. Nez was arrested and jailed on suspicion of failure to drive in a single lane, failure to dim lights, driving under revocation, eluding, no proof of insurance, DUI and DUI per se. • A person on Cedar Crest contacted Glenwood Springs police to report damage to his fence. He said there had been a party at a nearby residence the night before, and juveniles were traveling through his yard to get to the party. • Glenwood Springs police contacted a vehicle for emitting visible air pollutants. The driver, Bobbie Sue Mortenson, 20, of Glenwood Springs, had an active warrant on failure to appear on original charges of larceny/forgery. Police issued Mortenson a summons on suspicion of emissions violation and possession of drug paraphernalia; arrested an adult male in the vehicle and juvenile male on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia; and arrested and released a juvenile female on a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. • Glenwood Springs police responded to a call of a fight at the Oasis Bar, and arrested Ignacio Pementel-Pineda, 35 of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of assault. • Glenwood Springs police noticed a vehicle with an expired temporary plate. The driver, Patricia Hernandez-Valdivia, 24, of Rifle, couldn’t provide a valid driver’s license or current proof of insurance. Police arrested her and found a valid ID, which had Hernandez-Valdivia’s correct name and date of birth. Police also found a controlled substance. Hernandez-Valdivia was taken to the Garfield County jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation, driving without license, displaying expired temporary plates and failure to provide immediate proof of insurance. • Rifle Police arrested Brian Thomas Dicke, 44, at his residence on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence in connection with a domestic assault earlier that day.• Rifle police saw a vehicle they had contacted previously for registration violation. Police learned that the registration had not been corrected and the driver displayed signs of intoxication. Amanda Poole, 32, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Feb. 13• Glenwood Springs police responded to a call of someone wrestling a suicidal female armed with a knife. Police took the subject into protective custody and notified the local mental health agency, which determined the subject was not suicidal. Police separated the reporting party and the subject for the night. • Glenwood Springs police responded to a call of a restraining order violation. A female party reported that Luis Alberto Torres-Aspeitia, 22, of Basalt, had entered her residence and tried to attack her. She also advised that Torres-Aspeitia would not stop calling her. The officer arrested him on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, violation of a restraining order, obstruction of telephone or telegraph service and domestic violence. • Rifle police arrested, David Enlow, 26, and took him to the Garfield County jail in connection with a domestic violence case.• Garfield County deputies contacted a vehicle for failing to drive in a single lane and arrested Carlos Hernandez, 18, of Carbondale, on suspicion of driving without a license, alcohol possession by an underage person, DUI and failure to drive in a single lane. Feb. 14• A Garfield County sheriff’s deputy took a report of a dog bite from a wolf-hybrid dog. The dog was quarantined and the owner, Richard Street, was summons on suspicion of having a vicious dog. Feb. 15• Rifle Police were alerted that a 17-year-old male at Rifle High School had a knife. Officers arrested the male, charged him on suspicion of illegal possession of a knife and later released him to his mother. • Glenwood Springs police received a noise complaint at a Pine Street residence. While conducting an investigation, officers observed marijuana and drug paraphernalia in plain view on a table in the living room. Damon Hurst, 28, advised that the drugs and paraphernalia were his, and was arrested on suspicion of possession and use of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Feb. 16• Glenwood Springs police smelled marijuana after they contacted a vehicle for speeding. Police arrested two of the vehicle’s occupants on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and summons the driver for speeding (10-19 mph over). • Glenwood Springs police arrested Jane Reynolds, 19, on suspicion of illegal possession of alcohol, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct when they responded to the detox center on Grand Avenue for a disturbance. • Glenwood Springs Police observed a vehicle make a U-turn on a local bridge. When they stopped the vehicle they noticed signs of intoxication in the driver, Elwin Cooley, 30, of Colorado Springs. Cooley was arrested on suspicion of DUI and making an unsafe U-turn.
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