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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.

Jan. 8: Stolen checks ” Police investigated a call about someone writing checks on an account they were not authorized to use. They arrested Dessa Marie Cairns, 26, of Fruita, on an arrest warrant for the alleged crime.

Jan. 7: Warrant ” Robert Roletto, 43, of Silt, turned himself in on a Garfield County arrest warrant for an original charge of fraud.

Jan. 5: Warrant ” Police arrested Charles Edward Gottschalk, 47, of Glenwood Springs, on a Garfield County arrest warrant for contempt of court from a case with a DUI charge.

Jan. 4: DUI ” Police stopped a vehicle suspected of speeding near Midland Avenue and Devereux Road. They arrested Kyle Freeman Joseph Farizel, 26, on suspicion of DUI and speeding.

Jan. 4: DUI ” Police pulled over a vehicle suspected of weaving. They arrested Kevin Jay Calvin, 44, of Alta, on suspicion of DUI and weaving.

Jan. 4: Assault ” Police responded to a disturbance reported at Doc Holliday’s Saloon. They arrested Matthew Alan Curry, 24, of Rifle, on suspicion of assault on a police officer and an arrest warrant for failure to appear in a case with a shoplifting charge. Police say Curry was intoxicated, tried to kick a deputy at the Garfield County Jail, and later spit in the deputy’s face at Valley View Hospital.

Jan. 7: Warrants ” Deputies located a man wanted in Rifle on a Rifle arrest warrant. They arrested Christopher John Phillips, 18, of Rifle, on arrest warrants from Glenwood Springs, Garfield County and Montrose County.

Jan. 6: Warrant ” Deputies arrested Shawnee K. Ryan, 51, of Glenwood Springs, on an arrest warrant for contempt of court.

Jan. 6: Coal Ridge ” Deputies observed the front column at Coal Ridge High School was painted with blue spray paint. Deputies believe it happened between Dec. 25 and Jan. 5.

Jan. 6: Warrants ” Deputies arrested a man turning himself in at the jail on an arrest warrant. They arrested Dennis James Garner, 38, of Rifle, on warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court.

Jan. 5: False reporting ” Deputies went to Glenwood Springs for a 911 call. They determined a woman made a false report and arrested Michele J. Cross, 42, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of false reporting to authorities.

Jan. 5: Attempted break-in ” Deputies investigated a call of a man trying to break into a Parachute home. They arrested Aaric J. Sterup, 24, of Parachute, on suspicion of trespassing charges.

Jan. 5: Cocaine ” Police stopped a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation. They arrested Aracely Ramirez, 22, on suspicion of DUI and careless driving. A passenger, Eduardo Garcia, was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession.

Jan. 4: Shoplifting ” Police responded to a call about a shoplifter in custody. They arrested Joshua Long, 24, of New Castle, on suspicion of shoplifting.

Jan. 1: Assault ” While looking into an unrelated matter, police determined Brandon Deter, 23, argued with and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and possessed a firearm while intoxicated. They arrested him on suspicion of false imprisonment, harassment, prohibited use of a weapon, disorderly conduct and domestic violence.

Jan. 1: Methamphetamines ” Police responded to a domestic violence call. They arrested Roger Oehler, 45, of Arkansas, and his wife, Jessica Oehler, 29, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamines. Jessica Oehler was also held on counts of child abuse and harassment. She was transported to the Grand River Medical Center.

Jan. 1: Hit-and-run ” Police went to a hit-and-run accident. They arrested Michael Lucero, 29, on suspicion of failure to report an accident, driving with a license under revocation and DUI.

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