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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.

Correction ” Due to incorrect information provided to the Post Independent, an item in Wednesday’s CopShop published false statements about John C. Schneier, 25, of Glenwood Springs. It was actually Kevin Salmon, 27, who allegedly struggled with medical personnel at the hospital, punched two people and assaulted a police officer on Dec. 5. Schneier was present at the hospital as Salmon’s friend and did not assault anyone, according to the Glenwood Springs Police Department. The Post Independent apologizes for the error.

Dec. 13: Petty theft ” Police responded to a report of a theft at City Market. They cited Veronica Gomez, 34, with petty theft. She allegedly took $79 worth of items.

Dec. 13: DUI ” Police looked into a complaint about a driver. They arrested Arturo Cano Martinez, 22, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of DUI.

Dec. 12: Harassment ” Police responded to a report of a fight near the Grand Avenue Bridge. They arrested Steven Randall Rader, 27, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of disorderly conduct and harassment. Police say he shoved his girlfriend and punched a man.

Dec. 11: Warrants ” Police contacted a man walking on a highway. They arrested David Denis Winkler, 42, of Glenwood Springs, on an arrest warrant in a motor vehicle theft case and another warrant for failure to appear in a DUI case.

Dec. 11: Assault ” Police investigated a report of an assault. They arrested Jason Sharidan Chalou, 30, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of violating a restraining order and on an arrest warrant in an assault case from Grand County.

Dec. 8: Harassment ” Police visited a home for a report of phone harassment. They cited Daniel Bair, 23, of Glenwood Springs, with harassment.

Dec. 10: Restraining order ” Deputies cited Joel S Whittington, 37, of Montrose, with violating a restraining order.

Dec. 10: Scam? ” Deputies took a report of a someone collecting donations to the “Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Posse Fund.” The person collecting funds apparently has no connection with the sheriff’s office. The case is under investigation.

Dec. 10: Inmate fight ” Deputies investigated a report of a confrontation between to Garfield County Jail inmates. They cited Daniel Tapia Morales, 30, of Basalt, with assault.

Dec. 10: Illegal weapon ” Deputies stopped a vehicle suspected of driving without a license plate light outside Silt. They found a “black leather spring object that they believed to be a blackjack,” a sheriff’s office report says. Tylor Ashley Weston, 22, of New Castle, was cited with failure to provide proof of insurance, driving without a license plate light and possession of an illegal weapon.

Dec. 9: Warrants ” Deputies contacted a man outside Rifle believed to have three active arrest warrants. They arrested Victor Murillo, 25, of Carbondale on warrants for contempt of court in cases with charges of criminal impersonation, drug possession and obtaining a controlled substance by forgery.

Dec. 6: Kitten thrown ” Deputies responded to a report of a kitten thrown from a vehicle west of Battlement Mesa. They took the kitten to Colorado Animal Rescue in Glenwood Springs.

Dec. 6: Shots fired ” A deputy was getting gas near Rifle when he heard gun shots and his vehicle was struck by a stray bullet that had ricocheted. The deputy arrested Scott Anthony Parker, 42, of Rifle, on suspicion of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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