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. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, July 24 – Police were called to the southside Subway sandwich shop at 4:15 p.m. to nab a person who was seen urinating in public. Robert Gerald Taylor, 39, was charged with excreting in public places and transported to the Garfield County Jail. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, July 25 – Officers were dispatched to a home on Orchard Lane, where the reporting party advised police of a sexual assault. Officers arrested Gregory Scott Lee, 42, for child abuse, sexual assault on a child and assault in the third degree. Lee was lodged in jail. RIFLE, July 26 – Rifle officers responded to a report of a fight between a 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old female on West 26th Street. Police arrested Stephen Ray Ludwig, 19, of Rifle for allegedly unlawfully entering a residence and assaulting a family member. Ludwig was transported to the Garfield County Jail. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, July 27 – Police received a report of three parties fighting behind a local bar in the 900 block of Grand Avenue. Upon arrival, Brandon Hugh Bohlen, 22, was charged with assault in the second degree, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Patrick Davis, 23, was arrested for false reporting to authorities and disorderly conduct. Nathan Nicholas Bohlen, 26, was arrested for disorderly conduct. All three were housed in the Garfield County Jail. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, July 29 – Darrell C. Yazzie, 29, was allegedly intoxicated, and police saw him urinating from the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge onto Seventh Street below. Yazzie was summonsed for excreting in public places. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, July 30 – A woman reported that her husband was throwing things at her. When police arrived, officers learned that the man “threw a coke at the female, hitting her vehicle and causing an inconvenience.” Bradley Fred Fleming, 42, was charged with second-degree criminal tampering and taken to jail. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, July 30 – Police received a report of a highly intoxicated male in the Village Inn parking lot around 12:30 a.m. When police arrived, they followed the vehicle, which was driving recklessly through the parking lot. Police pulled behind the vehicle, attempting to stop it; however, it accelerated and led police on a pursuit through a residential neighborhood. The vehicle hit several traffic cones, then pulled into a driveway. The driver attempted to flee on foot, but police nabbed him before he disappeared into the night. A search of the man’s vehicle located a purse that had been stolen from a downtown bar several weeks prior. Police arrested Francisco Javier Gutierrez, 24, of Rifle, for second-degree assault, theft by receiving, resisting arrest, vehicular eluding, DUI, reckless driving, and failure to provide proof of insurance.
July 25 – Austin Mathew Rasmussen, age unknown – Littering July 25 – John Meyers, age unknown – Littering, false reporting to authorities July 25 – Linda Gross, age unknown – Littering, control of drug paraphernalia July 25 – Willibaldo Dominguez-Bustos, 27 – Criminal impersonation, driving under restraint, traffic violation, warrant arrest July 26 – Nathan A. Finney – Trespass, unauthorized habitation July 27 – Richard Wayne Farrar II, 27 – Assault July 27 – Matthew Littleton Benton, 24 – Assault July 27 – Craig Steven Schroeder, 25 – DUI, traffic violations July 27 – Barbara M. Miller, 57 – DUI, traffic violation, eluding a police officer July 28 – Jessica Jo Baker, age unknown – Third-degree assault July 28 – Keith Vasquez, 43 – Trespass July 28 – Nick Tom Petmezas, 49 – Possession of open containers July 29 – Ismael Romero-Gallegos, age unknown – Criminal mischief, harassment (strikes) July 29 – Catalino R. Salinas, 38 – Harassment (strikes) July 29 – Gabriel Lee Garcia, 22 – Warrant arrest July 29 – Alfred Villalobos Plascencia, age unknown – Trespass
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