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.April 28– Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to CMC Spring Valley on a call from a male who said someone to whom he owed $15 had thrown a rock through the rear window of his car. The damage was estimated at $300. The rock-thrower was on his way out of town and will not be back in the area.April 29– A Garfield County sheriff’s deputy stopped William Anderson, 35, of Parachute, for a traffic violation and subsequently arrested Anderson on suspicion of driving under the influence. — Rifle police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and person on Howard Avenue and found that Taylor Wilshire, of Rifle, did not have insurance on his vehicle, and had a Rifle municipal warrant for his arrest. During the arrest officers found methamphetamine in the vehicle, along with items common in drug distribution. Wilshire was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.April 30– Glenwood Springs police contacted Jessica Bradley, 20, of Glenwood Springs, for speeding. Officers noticed signs of alcohol intoxication and learned that Bradley didn’t have insurance or a driver’s license. Police also noted a 1-year-old child who wasn’t secured properly in a child seat. Police arrested Bradley on suspicion of DUI and child abuse, and later released her on a summons. — Glenwood Springs police officers stopped Jeffery Apodaca, 31, of Gypsum, for speeding and noted signs of intoxication. They arrested Apodaca on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se, speeding and no insurance. — Rifle police contacted Bradley Berger for multiple equipment violations on his vehicle. Berger initially presented false identifying information, and police arrested him on suspicion of DUI, driving under restraint, criminal impersonation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and minor in possession.May 1– Glenwood Springs police contacted Melissa Molinari, 41, of Glenwood Springs, who reported she believed her brother had been seriously hurt and wanted help looking for him. Molinari was under the influence of methamphetamine and cocaine, according to police. Molinari’s brother was all right, but police arrested her on suspicion of drug paraphernalia, and an warrant for larceny. — A Garfield County sheriff’s deputy contacted Pepe Venegas-Sanchez, 25, of Carbondale, for failing to dim his vehicles headlight to oncoming traffic. Venegas-Sanchez was arrested for DUI, possession of a schedule II substance, driving without a license, and failure to show proof of insurance. — Rifle police were dispatched to a fight on 26th Street. Before officers arrived, the suspects left the scene in a vehicle. Officers later contacted Joshua Clark, 20, of Wyoming, and Eric Gardner, 20, of Mississippi, as suspects. Clark had threatened others with a baseball bat and was in possession of the bat, officers found. Officers also discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Clark’s vehicle and arrested Clark on suspicion of DUI. May 3– The manager of American Furniture Warehouse found a firearm in the restroom at the store and turned it over to GSPD. The gun’s owner contacted the police for recovery.– A GSPD officer contacted Eric Niave, 20, who was driving a vehicle with a temporary tag that was not visible. The officer noticed signs of intoxication and arrested Niave on suspicion of plates not clearly legible and DUI. — GSPD officers took a report of an intoxicated person getting into a vehicle. Police later located the vehicle and observed it driving carelessly, and contacted the driver, Michael Shaw, 45 of Glenwood Springs. Police searched the vehicle and found a bag of marijuana. Shaw received a summons for careless driving, DUI, DUI per se and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, then was released. May 4– Employees at Sam Goody reported a group of individuals “relocating” items and distracting store employees while others milled about. After the suspects left the store, employees found wrappings for merchandise totalling $124.92. Police have no suspects in the case.May 7– An officer observed a vehicle on the road that had been identified as possibly being operated by a drunken driver. The officer discovered that the driver wasn’t drunk, but was only 14 years old. The driver’s 14-year-old passenger, on the other hand, was drunk. The driver was summonsed on suspicion of driving vehicle without a license. The passenger was summonsed on suspicion of illegal underage consumption of alcohol.
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