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. SILT, MARCH 28 – A family fled the state, leaving behind five pet animals without care. The animals’ temporary caretaker chose not to continue to feed and water the animals sometime after the family left on March 10. Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies impounded three dogs and a cat. As of March 28, more cats were still present at the residence awaiting capture. Four charges of cruelty to animals are listed on the incident report. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, MARCH 29 – Jeffrey Lewis Suriano, 45, allegedly attempted to assault some people with a knife at the Silver Spruce Motel on Grand Avenue. Witnesses reported that that Suriano allegedly assaulted them, brandished a knife and attempted to assault them with a knife. Suriano was charged with third degree assault and felony menacing. He was taken to jail. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, MARCH 31 – Zebulon Roe, 21, of Silt, was stopped for a traffic violation on the 1200 block of Grand Avenue. Police noticed he was allegedly intoxicated and had marijuana in the vehicle. Roe was charged with offenses relating to marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI. PARACHUTE, MARCH 28 – Thomas Wayne Dennis, 31, of Delta and Samuel D. Reed, 41, of Meeker were arrested after a Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy witnessed the two fight. They were both charged with disorderly conduct. Reed gave the officer a false name and had a warrant out for his arrest in Delta County. Reed was also charged with criminal impersonation and apprehended for a warrant arrest. NEW CASTLE, MARCH 29 – Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies were called to New Castle to assist town police in an attempted auto theft. The two suspects fled the scene and were stopped in another vehicle. Cody Dayton Blondon, 18, of New Castle was arrested and charged with criminal attempt. Jordan Meshach McQueen, 18, of New Castle was arrested and charged with second degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, first degree criminal trespass and crimes against at-risk adults and juveniles. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, APRIL 2 – David James Copeland, 40, of Silt, allegedly was driving his vehicle down Grand Avenue around 1 a.m. without his headlights on. Police stopped him after he allegedly made a turn without signaling, hit a curb and drove onto the sidewalk while turning, drove into the Sixth Street construction zone and hit a large traffic cone. Police noticed signs of intoxication and noticed that Copeland’s driver’s license was revoked because of three previous DUI convictions. Copeland was arrested, taken to jail and charged with driving under restraint, DUI and careless driving. OTHER ARRESTS IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS THIS WEEK: MARCH 30: Kenneth Wilfred Heller – DUI MARCH 31: Ronald Dean Raven – DUI MARCH 31: Christopher Gottschalck – Petty theft MARCH 31: Shaun Ryan Wolfarth – Petty theft MARCH 31: Troy Lee Dunkin – Petty theft APRIL 1: Luke Michael Heuer – Liquor code violation APRIL 1: Tony Perez Luna – DUI APRIL 2: Johnny Nelson Brock – DUI APRIL 2: Juvenal Rascon – Child abuse, Harrassment
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