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.May 13 Glenwood Springs police were dispatched to Downtown Drug on a report of fraud. An officer contacted Tammy Jean Vickers-Boone, 34, who admitted she had forged prescriptions to try and obtain schedule III narcotics. Vickers-Boone was arrested on suspicion of fraud and deceit. Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to Battlement Mesa for a report of a baby who fell out of a second story window. The child did not appear to have any broken bones or a concussion, despite having nothing to break its fall, said Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. The mother of the child was apparently in shower, at the time, he said. The mother, Tahera Leann Oaks, 25, was cited for suspicion of child abuse, obstructing a peace officer and unlawful possession of not more than one ounce of marijuana. Deputies left the child in the care of the father and advised the department of social services. May 14 A Glenwood Springs police officer responded to a domestic disturbance at First Choice Inns. Police contacted the victim, then contacted the suspect, Pamela Murphy, 52, of Glenwood Springs, at a downtown bar and arrested her on suspicion of third-degree assault, second-degree burglary, trespass, violation of a restraining order and abuse of a telephone service. Glenwood Springs police contacted Justin Winkler, 31, of Glenwood Springs, after he drove in the wrong direction on a one-way street. Police noted signs of intoxication and arrested him on suspicion of driving without a license, driving the wrong way and DUI. Glenwood police responded to Diversion on a report of a burglary. The owner showed the officer video of a male suspect, whom the officer had contacted previously, on the premise after hours, stealing clothing. Soon after, police arrested John Kettler, 53, of Basalt, on suspicion of second-degree burglary, theft and trespass. Glenwood Springs police followed a vehicle on driving on the shoulder of the road for several blocks, then observed the car weaving on the roadway after that. Police contacted the driver, Pedro Nicanor Cruz, 46, and noted signs of alcohol intoxication. Police arrested him on suspicion of child abuse, DUI and other charges. Glenwood Springs police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 for speeding. The vehicle was reported stolen, and Jerry White, 36, was arrested. Glenwood Springs Police observed Nick Mortensen, 19, who had been contacted earlier for underage consumption of alcohol, driving a vehicle. Police initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle attempted to flee but stopped a few blocks later. Police arrested Mortensen on suspicion of underage drinking, driving while under the influence, careless driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. May 15 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in the Apple Tree area. Upon investigation, they arrested Dennis Marcott, 32, of New Castle, on charges of obstruction of telephone, harassment and false imprisonment. May 16 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near Rifle. The back-seat passenger made several furtive movements, trying to cover an item in the back seat. Deputies searched the vehicle and found suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. Donna Bailey, 29, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. May 17 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report from an adult female who reported that her employer lured her into his residence for business purposes. She was subsequently detained against her will, and subjected to unlawful sexual contact and unwanted sexual advances. Police arrested Carlos Andres Perez-Sepulveda, 26, on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact.May 21 Garfield County Search and Rescue responded to the Colorado River near Silt on a report of a man stranded on an island in the middle of the river. The man had been riding a jet ski when the machine quit running. The man was rescued and the jet ski recovered. The man, Maxwell Mark, 29, of Carbondale, had a $250 bond out for his arrest for failure to appear.May 23 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in progress outside New Castle. After investigation, deputies arrested Billy Joe Knoeppchen, 28, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of domestic violence and third-degree assault. Glenwood Springs police received several 911 calls of an intoxicated subject jumping into the paths of cars on the I-70 on-ramp. Police located the subject, who also jumped in front of them. Police arrested Ryan Spencer, 22, on suspicion of obstructing a highway or other passageway.May 24 A female contacted Garfield County deputies in reference to a male party running on Red Hill in the nude. May 25 Glenwood Springs police took a report at Valley View Hospital in which a victim stated he had been hit from behind as he walked through the alley between Blake and Cooper. The victim said he was knocked unconscious and did not remember anything about his attacker. Glenwood Springs Police responded to a vehicle theft at the Shell Westmart on Mel Ray Road. A husband and wife entered the store past a man who was talking on the phone outside. The man on the phone then got in the car and started to drive off. The wife tried to stop the man and was struck by an open door. The car was later involved in an accident. Police eventually found Martin Manuel Nevarez, 41, sleeping in the car and arrested him on suspicion of aggravated vehicle theft, reckless driving, third-degree assault and driving under revocation. May 26 The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Latino male pulling his car over on the side of a road near New Castle. The man got a rifle from his vehicle, shot and killed an adult Newfoundland dog in a pasture, then drove away. The man was not the dog’s owner and the dog had not been causing any problems. Glenwood Springs police were advised of a car stolen from in front of Raring Fork Liquors after the owner had left it unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Officers located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop at Ninth and Grand, but the vehicle, driven by Norberto Rascon-Lopez, 26, pulled away. Rascon-Lopez turned up the Glenwood Canyon bike path and stopped only when he got stuck on the dirt path near Horseshoe Bend. Rascon-Lopez was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle theft, criminal mischief, first- degree criminal trespass, impersonation, eluding and DUI. Rifle police responded to call of a man being in a residence without permission. After investigation, police arrested Jeffery Ring, of Rifle, on suspicion of harassment and domestic violence. May 27 Glenwood Springs officers observed a vehicle fail to stop at a blinking red light and fail to drive in a single lane. Officers contacted the vehicle, driven by Tishe Zamora, 24, of Silt, and summonsed her on suspicion of DUI, weaving and failure to obey a flashing red light.May 28 Rifle police responded to a disturbance call on Park Avenue. After investigation, Luis Victor Leos, 25, of Silt was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence. May 30 Glenwood Springs police observed an intoxicated male, Elijah Eagle, 21, of Glenwood Springs, get into a vehicle and drive away. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it continued for three blocks before parking in front of Eagle’s residence. Police arrested Eagle on suspicion of driving while under the influence and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. Glenwood Springs police were dispatched to a domestic violence call on Blake Avenue. An officer located a male subject driving a vehicle, whom he suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. After investigation, Juan Mendoza-Garcia was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and DUI. Glenwood Springs police observed a vehicle driving without headlights and stopped in the road. An officer contacted the driver, Yolanda Vallejo, 18, of West Hollywood, Calif., and subsequently arrested her on suspicion of DUI, driving while license expired, illegal underage consumption of alcohol and other charges.
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