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: Be careful who you get to watch your pets. On Oct. 26, police took a call from the Starlight Motel saying that the person who was left in charge of watching a ferret and a dog had sold them for money. The pets are valued at $449. No arrest was made. RIFLE: Police were dispatched to a report of an assault in progress in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue on Oct. 25. During a verbal argument between the suspect and a family member, the suspect interfered with the investigation. Paul Padilla, 35, was arrested for obstructing police, and also charged with resisting arrest when he allegedly started actively fighting with police. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Police were called to Target on Oct. 27 around 5:30 p.m. where they charged James Anthony Fowler, 22, with theft and carrying a concealed weapon. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Police arrested Walter Michael Clifford, 45, on charges of harassment stemming from a domestic violence call at a residence on Bennet Avenue on Oct. 28. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: During an Oct. 29 traffic stop, Juan Francisco Vidrio Rios, 22, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Mesa County. Warrant is for sexual assault and is a $60,000 bond. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: During a traffic stop, Joseph Mullen, 20, of Glenwood was found to have outstanding warrants from Glenwood and Salina, Kan. Suspect was taken to Garfield County Jail. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: A woman decided to show her appreciation for a ride home in a strange way around 11 p.m. on Oct. 28. Dianna Lynn Kruis, 51, was accused of being unruly at a local restaurant and offered a ride home. Upon reaching her home, she allegedly slapped a police officer and was changed with second-degree assault. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Raymond Curtis Mortensen, 23, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Garfield County. The warrant was for forgery with a bond amount of $15,000. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Police responded to a call of a domestic dispute in the Rite Aid parking lot on Oct. 28. Police say that James Ward, 39, damaged a vehicle and yelled at his family. Ward was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and harassment. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Stealing from a church? Now that’s cold. Police are investigating a burglary at a church at 2306 Blake where they believe someone forced entry into the office and took money and other items totaling more than $110. GLENWOOD SPRINGS: A verbal dispute at the First Choice Inn between a man and a woman led police to arrest Pamela Sue Wallace, 49, on an outstanding traffic offense warrant from Rio Blanco County. RIFLE: Police arrested Vanessa Tafoya of Rifle on Oct. 6 on an outstanding warrant. RIFLE: Police took a report of the theft of electronic equipment in the 700 block of Taughenbaugh Boulevard.
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