Editor’s Note: The following information comes from official police and sheriff’s incident reports. Arrests merely indicate that a person has been accused of a crime, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.• RIFLE, FEB. 18 – Two juveniles landed drug charges Saturday when a Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy was waiting for a safe location to stop a vehicle when the deputy allegedly watched one of the vehicle’s passengers pass a drug pipe to another passenger. When the deputy stopped the vehicle, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found. One juvenile, 17, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, while the other juvenile, 16, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Kimberly Dawn Hill, 21, of an unknown address, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, FEB. 17 – Belinda Kateri Radu, 46, of Parachute, was allegedly out of control at 1:21 a.m. at 711 Colorado Ave. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence, and were allegedly told by Radu’s family members that she was acting irate because she had allegedly had been drinking too much alcohol and prescribed medications. Deputies transported the Radu to detox, but she refused to go. She was arrested for resisting arrest and jailed. • RIFLE, FEB. 16 – Byron Farley, 43, of Rifle, was stopped for a traffic violation on 16th Street at Howard Avenue. Farley was found to have an outstanding warrant from Garfield County Court with a $1,000 bond. He was arrested and taken to the Garfield County Jail, where he was held for bond. • GARFIELD COUNTY, FEB. 16 – At 9:22 a.m. at 3210 County Road 114, a Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to contact a vehicle for speeding outside of Glenwood Springs, but the driver fled from the vehicle and was not found. The deputy searched the area, but was unable to find the suspect. Charges filed for the suspect include speeding, driving with obstructed view, vehicular eluding, open container in motor vehicle and displaying expired license plates. • PARACHUTE, FEB. 16 – A Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy took a telephone report of a burglary and theft from a gas drilling location near Parachute near the 4-mile marker on County Road 213 at 7:11 p.m. The suspect was believed to be in the area, and the case was under investigation Thursday evening. • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, FEB. 14 – Police received a report of a fight in progress at the 1st Choice Inn in West Glenwood at 10:45 p.m. One of the males involved, Michael Wayne Allard, 48, of Glenwood Springs, had an arrest warrant against him for allegedly failing to appear in court on a harassment charge. Police arrested Allard and lodged him in the local jail. • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, FEB. 13 – A 911 hang-up call at the Glenwood Springs Ramada Inn prompted police to visit a room there where a woman told the officer that her boyfriend hit her and stole her vehicle. The male suspect left the scene, and the officers were unable locate him. • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, FEB. 13 – Police caught Esteban Carlo Arreola Resendez, 34, of an unknown address, allegedly speeding more than 10 mph above the speed limit on Grand Avenue at 15th Street at 10:02 p.m. Resendez allegedly was driving without a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance or identification. The vehicle was also allegedly improperly registered. Resendez was jailed on charges of no proof of insurance, speeding 10 to 19 mph over the limit, failing to display valid registration and failing to provide immediate proof of insurance.
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