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. 18Rifle police received a complaint of loud music coming from west 20th Street. Upon arrival at a residence, police observed a man, Kelvin Cooper, of Rifle, climbing out a back window of the residence. Despite orders, Cooper ran, but police caught him. Another unidentified party ran but got away. Investigation showed that a party was taking place, and that several people younger than 21 had consumed alcoholic beverages. Cooper, 22, was charged on suspicion of distribution to minors and resisting arrest. Jess Floweres, 24, was also charged on suspected distribution to minors. Feb. 20Rifle police contacted a vehicle parked in the roadway at West 24th Street and Highway 13 and found the driver, Arnulfo Lozano, 41, of Fort Collins, to be driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license under restraint and having no insurance. Lozano additionally had a felony warrant out of Mesa County. He was processed at the Rifle Police Department and turned over to Mesa County authorities. Glenwood Springs Police stopped a vehicle driving in both lanes on Midland Avenue and swerving to avoid cars. The driver, Elizabeth Brown, 20, of Glenwood Springs, showed signs of intoxication. Police arrested her and issued summonses for careless driving, DUI, DUI per se and underage drinking, then released her. Rifle police were advised of a female at Grand River Medical Center attempting to seek drugs under a fictitious name. Police arrested the female, later identified as Valentina Gallegos, 34, and took her to the Garfield County Jail. Glenwood Springs Police responded to a vehicle high-centered in the alley between Cooper and Grand avenues. Upon contact with the driver, Kana Brevig, of No Name, officers noticed signs of intoxication. Police arrested her and lodged her in the Garfield County Jail on charges of careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.Glenwood Springs police officers observed a vehicle fail to obey a stop sign. Officers contacted the driver and smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. David Toro was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and lodged at Garfield County Jail. Feb. 22Glenwood Springs police took a report of a suspicious letter at Paradise Day Spa. An employee had opened the letter to find a picture of a male exposing himself. Police have no suspects at this time. Glenwood Springs police were advised of a possible burglary on Bennett Avenue. Police contacted the victim, who said her front door had been left open and pictures strewn on the floor. Officers saw damage to the front door and the doorknob. Feb. 23 Glenwood Springs police investigated a report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Gina McCormick-Russe, of Glenwood Springs, had allegedly stolen $851.28 of merchandise. Police also found an $894 television, which had been stolen previously, at her residence. A Glenwood Springs police officer located a vehicle blocking the wing street in the 700 block of Grand Avenue. The adult male driver, Richard Reedy, of Grand Junction, contacted the officer while the vehicle was being towed. Reedy said he had parked the vehicle before the officer’s arrival. Police arrested Reedy on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se and parked obstructing traffic. Glenwood Springs police were notified that someone drove a vehicle onto the Sopris Elementary baseball fields, causing $1,000 worth of damage. The vehicle was left on the scene as it was stuck. Police located the driver, Robert Kitchens, of Glenwood Springs, and lodged him in jail on suspicion of criminal mischief. Feb. 24Glenwood Springs police stopped a vehicle for a broken taillight and learned that the driver, Eric Hergert, of Glenwood Springs, had no insurance. Police noticed signs of intoxication in Hergert, then arrested, summonsed and released him. Glenwood Springs police were dispatched for a 12-year-old runaway driving a vehicle. An officer located the vehicle and arrested the juvenile, who was released to his parents. Rifle police stopped a vehicle for speeding. Officers detected signs that the driver, Robert Walker, 54, was driving under the influence of alcohol. Walker was arrested on suspicion of DUI and released to a sober party.
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