The Silt Police Department concluded its investigation into a large juvenile party that took place Nov. 8 with the arrest of an adult who allegedly provided marijuana to a number of teens at the event. Police allege that Edward John McNeal, 21, of Silt shared marijuana with a group of 13- to 17-year-old Rifle High School students at the party.McNeal was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of minors, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia and he was taken into custody on Nov. 5. More than 15 juveniles and adults have been charged with drug and alcohol related offenses stemming from the illegal gathering.On Dec. 1, Silt police were dispatched to a Mesa View subdivision residence just after 2 a.m. for a reported disturbance. The female victims reported that two men they met at a local bar were refusing to leave. The responding officers observed the suspects driving away from the scene and stopped them. Driver Chadwick M. Cherny, 27, of Rock Springs, Wyo., was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and harassment. Cherny also was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.Passenger Charles Brian Erickson, 42, of Rawlins, Wyo., was also arrested on suspicion of trespassing. Both suspects were lodged in the Garfield County Jail until they were sober and could arrange to post their respective bonds.-On Dec. 5, a Basalt resident wanted on two Pitkin and Alamosa county warrants for failing to appear on traffic charges presented himself to Silt authorities on Thursday. Fraser Verlander, 30, posted his bonds with the help of a bondsman and was released pending his respective court dates.On Dec. 6, Silt police were advised that a reportedly intoxicated individual was at Silt Senior Housing after having been previously told that he could not be there while under the influence of alcohol. Douglas L. Molinari, 37, of Silt, was charged with trespassing.-On Dec. 7, Silt police and ambulance personnel were detailed to a Home Avenue address for a highly intoxicated resident who had reportedly called 911 and was cursing at the dispatchers. During the course of the ensuing investigation, officers learned that Douglas L. Stull, 38, had allegedly destroyed some of his ex-girlfriend’s belongings after she broke up with him.Stull was transported to Clagett Memorial Hospital in Rifle for treatment and, upon his release, arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief.-On Dec. 8, Silt police responded to a Silt business Sunday afternoon for a reported domestic disturbance. Officers reported the victim’s husband allegedly pushed her onto the floor and kicked her during the course of an argument. He also allegedly repeatedly took the phone away from her when she tried to call 911 for help. Lex Otto Lively, 45, of Silt, was arrested and lodged in the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of harassment and obstruction of telephone service. -On Dec. 5, Glenwood Springs police were dispatched to City Market for a report of two shoplifters in custody. A 16-year-old female was cited for suspicion of shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing police and Christopher Jantz, 19, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a dangerous weapon. -On Dec. 6, Glenwood Springs police responded to the First Choice Inns for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived, Allysan Rachel Isaac, 21, of Mayfield, Ohio, was arrested on two warrants.
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