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.March 4 Glenwood Springs police responded to a domestic violence call. The officer arrived and found a injured female subject who said her husband pushed her down and broke her wrist. Police arrested James Sexton, 56, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of second-degree assault. Rifle police responded to a domestic violence call and learned that Samuel Phillips, 31, of Rifle, had three active orders restraining him from the other party involved. Police arrested Phillips and took him to the Garfield County Jail. March 5 Rifle police arrested Baron Ferguson, 22 of Silt, on suspicion of DUI after he failed to signal and was speeding. Rifle police found a bag of what appeared to be methamphetamine at the intersection of West Fifth Street and West Avenue. The incident is under investigation. Rifle police were dispatched to a small fire on the West 24th Street. The fire was started by juveniles and put out by the Rifle Fire Department before major damage occurred. One juvenile was taken into custody and later released to a parent. GSPD officers responded to the Oasis Bar. They were advised that an intoxicated male left the bar wearing a female’s leather jacket, which was stolen from another patron. GSPD officers responded to an EMS call of an unconscious male in Veltus Park. Police took a highly intoxicated transient to detox. March 6 GSPD officers responded to a fight at the Oasis Bar involving multiple people against Oasis security. Police arrested five individuals, all males, from Gypsum, Avon and Silverthorne, ranging in age from 19 to 35. GSPD officers observed a driver commit two traffic violations, then stopped him. The officers noticed signs of intoxication and arrested Adan Efrain Cruz Sandoval, 24, of Edwards, on suspicion of DUI, speeding and wrong lane for turn. March 8 Rifle police arrested Kyeta Taylor, 29, on suspicion of attempting to obtain medication with a forged prescription. Taylor told police she had taken a large quantity of medications. She was hospitalized, released, then police held her on suspicion of unlawful use and possession of controlled substance, and fraud and deceit. Rifle police arrested Cory McAnally, 46 of Rifle, on suspicion of harassment and domestic violence.March 9 Rifle police took a 17-year-old female in to custody after reports she was hitting a truck with a baseball bat. The juvenile was later released to an older sister with a summons for criminal mischief. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office cited Robert Hoag, 20 with criminal mischief and Tiffany Millerman, 19 with third-degree assault in a domestic disturbance in the Battlement Mesa Area. Rifle police arrived at a burglary in progress and saw two 16-year-old juveniles running out the front door of the residence. Police arrested both on suspicion of theft, criminal mischief and obstructing. March 11 A GSPD school resource officer received drug paraphernalia from a teacher at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Rifle police arrested Tommy Earl Patton, 48, of Rifle, on suspicion of domestic violence and third-degree assault. Patton and his girlfriend began arguing on March 10. On March 11, the argument continued and again became physical. March 12 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies found more than 2 ounces of marijuana in a car Richard Dunning, 22 of New Castle, was driving. Deputies saw Dunning commit a traffic violation and recognized him as having a revoked license before they stopped him. They arrested Dunning on suspicion of driving after license revoked; unlawful possession of more than 1 ounce but less than 8 ounces of marijuana; unlawful distribution, manufacture, dispensing or sale of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; and violation of bail bond conditions. March 13 A Garfield County sheriff’s deputy stopped Sergio Reyes, 25 of Aspen, after observing a traffic infraction. The deputy observed signs of intoxication, and subsequently arrested Reyes on suspicion of DUI, no proof of insurance and failure to drive in a single lane. March 16 A GSPD officer observed a vehicle fail to dim its lights when approaching another vehicle. The officer arrested James McDonald, 25, on suspicion of DUI, no proof of insurance, and failure to dim lights when approaching another vehicle. March 17 GSPD was dispatched to Valley View Hospital on a report of a juvenile stealing medication from the emergency room. Officers contacted the juvenile and parents. The mother confirmed she found medical drugs on her son. Medical staff confirmed the drugs were from a “crash cart.” The juvenile was issued a summons for felony theft and burglary and released to his parents. • GSPD was dispatched to Valley View Hospital on a report of a juvenile stealing medication from the emergency room. Officers contacted the juvenile and parents. The mother confirmed she found medical drugs on her son. Medical staff confirmed the drugs were from a “crash cart.” The juvenile was issued a summons for felony theft and burglary and released to his parents.
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State department of transportation crews are well on their way to clearing Highway 82 to Independence Pass, which should open on schedule May 27 at noon.