On April 15, a Silt officer discovered his police car covered with mustard, butter, and other substances. He also found harassing messages and threats written on the vehicle. Police followed a trail of used butter pads and mustard to a nearby residence where they found one of the suspects allegedly passed out on a trampoline with a liquor bottle under him. In addition to evidence of an underage drinking party, police said containers of the condiments used to vandalize the police car were reportedly found in and around the residence. Police cited eight suspects, ranging in age from 15 to 18.Alan Scott Palm, 18, of Silt and Molly Jo Briggs, 18, of Carbondale were cited for criminal mischief and harassment. Palm was also cited for suspicion of underage possession and consumption of alcohol. Jacob P. Hattstaedt, 19, of Glenwood Springs, Cean J. Prebble, 18, of Silt, and four area juveniles were cited for underage possession and/or consumption of alcohol. The next day a Silt officer looking for some of the suspects reportedly saw Prebble with yet another bottle of liquor. He was taken back into custody and cited again for suspicion of underage possession of alcohol. -On April 15, Silt police stopped a Rifle resident after reportedly observing her drive over a curb and swerving off the roadway. Amanda L. Poole, 31, was arrested and lodged in the Garfield County Jail on charges of drunken driving, driving with excessive alcohol content, driving under restraint, and weaving.-On April 19, after receiving a REDDI report from a citizen, Randy C. Burchett, 43, Grand Junction, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, driving with excessive alcohol content, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His passenger, Roger A. Degenhart, 45, Grand Junction, was also arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Burchett was lodged in the Garfield County Jail while Degenhart was cited. -On April 20, Silt police observed a fight in progress between two suspects in an apartment building parking lot. An investigation revealed that the pair got into the fight over allegations that one of the suspects had been involved with the other’s wife. One of the suspects had also reportedly been consuming alcoholic beverages. Joshua M. Hofius, 22, of Glenwood Springs was cited on suspicion of harassment and Kevin B. Beaver, 20, was charged with harassment and underage drinking.-On April 10, Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team officers, with the assistance of the Rifle Police Department, arrested Miguel Ruiz, 19, of Rifle for suspicion of distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine. -On April 17, the Carbondale Police Department and TRIDENT arrested Ismael Meraz, 23, of Carbondale on suspicion of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.
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