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Editor’s note: The following information comes from official police and sheriff’s office incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.March 24• Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the New Castle area. They arrested Victor Joseph Pimental, 52, on suspicion of false imprisonment, third-degree assault and criminal mischief.March 25• Several juveniles tried to break down the door of a residence near Battlement Mesa with a snow shovel. The incident occurred during a fight, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.• One Garfield County Jail inmate threw a DVD player at another. The inmate was injured and the DVD player broken. A deputy cited Allen Nixon, 22, for suspicion of criminal mischief. • A Glenwood Springs resident reported that her back door had been forced open. Glenwood Springs police thought it looked as if it had been kicked open. Nothing was taken, the resident said, but the value of the door is about $200.• Glenwood Springs police arrested a Hager Lane man, Jeremiah Crespo, 25, on suspicion of assault in the third degree, false imprisonment, criminal mischief and obstruction of a telephone service in response to a call of domestic violence. • No task – or set of teeth – is too small for the Glenwood Springs Police Department. A citizen brought in a partial set of teeth found on Eighth Street to the department. Police held on to the partials for safekeeping. March 26• Some folks just don’t know when to behave, not even when a cop is watching. While a Glenwood Springs officer was in the Oasis Bar investigating another incident, Candid Roberto Giron Martinez, 22, allegedly punched another man in the face. The officer saw the incident and arrested Martinez on suspicion of assault in the third degree. After Martinez, was in jail officers found cocaine in a rolled-up bill, and added a charge of introducing contraband in the first degree. • The Garfield County sheriff’s office took a report from a woman who said her boyfriend grabbed her neck and choked her during a fight. The deputy contacted William Kerschen, 21, of Glenwood Springs, who said he did grab his girlfriend by the neck. Deputies arrested Kerschen on suspicion of misdemeanor harassment. March 27• A man allegedly held a gun to a woman’s head, threatening to kill her, according to a county sheriff’s report. Deputies arrested Bruce Bernard, 47, of Parachute, on charges of menacing with a deadly weapon and a harassment misdemeanor. April 1• Glenwood police officers observed an vehicle filled passed capacity turn off Grand Avenue on to a side street. Police contacted the driver, conducted a vehicle search and found a schedule IV narcotic. Police arrested Ashley Cruse, 20, on suspicion of unlawful possession, failure to provide proof of insurance, and obstructing view through required glass equipment. April 6• A woman allegedly tried to kick and bite EMTs and a Glenwood Springs officer as they performed a welfare check on her. The woman, Chrystal Cotten, 21, was taken to Valley View for evaluation by Colorado West and then to he Garfield County Jail and charged on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer. • Police picked up three young pot-smokers just 50 feet from Glenwood Springs High School. The juveniles, 14, 15 and 16, were taken to the police department and released to their parents after being summonsed for marijuana possession.April 3• Rifle police arrested Shantez Dodson on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence.


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