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Garfield County police report

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Editor’s note: The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department reports the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.

Menacing: Thomas Nicholas Swanson, 28, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of menacing and harassment after deputies were called to a domestic violence incident at a residence in the 2000 mile of Highway 82 south of Glenwood Springs at 6 p.m. on May 3.

Drug possession: Lucas Clifford Dunaway, 18, of Glenwood Springs was stopped by deputies at 3:20 a.m. May 4 for a defective turn signal while driving in the 1500 mile of County Road 114 in Spring Valley. He was cited for being in possession of less than one ounce of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.



Dog calls: Deputies dealt with an injured dog found in a trailer park east of Rifle at 8 p.m. on May 4 and investigated a dog bite case in the 5000 mile of County Road 154 at 8:30 p.m. the same day.

Driving under the influence: Jonathon David Harris, 30, of Basalt, was stopped for speeding while driving on Highway 82 six miles south of Glenwood Springs at 3:15 a.m. on May 4. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and cited for speeding 25 mph over the speed limit.



Violation of restraining order: County jail inmate Alfred E. Moreno, 30, of Rifle, was charged a third time with violation of a restraining order after he allegedly placed telephone calls from the jail to a person who had a restraining order against him on May 4. He was charged with the same offense on April 26 and May 2.

Criminal impersonation: Deputies stopped Jildardo Velazquez Cruz, 36, of Glenwood Springs for speeding while driving westbound on Highway 82 at 11:30 p.m. on May 4. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a forged document, driving without a valid license, careless driving, speeding 25 mph over the limit and criminal impersonation.

Warrant arrest: Deputies arrested Danny Von Cloward, 61, of New Castle on a warrant for failure to pay fines, after contacting him at 12:50 a.m. on May 5 at a residence on Grass Valley Road north of New Castle.

Loose dog: Deputies are searching for the owner of a dog that was running at large and chasing chickens in the 300 block of County Road 26 at 11:30 a.m. on May 5.

Underage drinking: Deputies were called to a investigate a campfire in the lower Cattle Creek area at 2:45 a.m. on May 6. They found five young men drinking. They arrested Valden Lee Jensen, 18, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of underage drinking, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating a court order. They also cited Randall Lee Kempton Jr., 18, of Glenwood Springs, and three juveniles for underage drinking.

Drugs: Deputies discovered a quantity of suspected cocaine at the county jail at 3 a.m. on May 6. The case remains under investigation.

Warrant arrest: Hugh Wilson Luark, 39, of Rifle was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear after he was stopped for a traffic violation at 2:18 a.m. on May 7 in the 300 block of W. 24th St. in Rifle.

Speeding: Deputies stopped Martin Delgado-Guzman, 32, of El Jebel for speeding while he was driving on Highway 13 in Rifle at 2:30 a.m. on May 7. He was also charged with failing to obtain a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days after moving to the state.

Assault: Charles William Sepmeier, 57, of Gypsum was arrested at 6 a.m. on May 7 after deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the Sweetwater community. He was arrested on suspicion of assault, harassment and holding a person against their will.

Loose dogs: Deputies rescued a dog running loose on I-70 in the South Canyon area at 4:45 p.m. on May 7. The dog had a collar and tags, but the owner could not be reached. Deputies also took a white German shepherd into custody in Battlement Mesa at 5 p.m. on May 7. The dog had no collar.

Accident: A deputy was involved in a two-car accident after a 19-year-old Rifle driver ran a stop sign at Highway 6 and County Road 227 at 1:15 a.m. on May 8. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the case.

Menacing: Frank Keith Archuleta, 49, of Parachute was arrested on suspicion of menacing and harassment after deputies were called to a disturbance at 3:15 p.m. on May 8 on DJ Road near Parachute.

Invalid plates: Deputies were called to investigate an abandoned vehicle in the Apple Tree Park neighborhood at 12:14 a.m. on May 9. They located the owner, Jeremy Robert Harris, 36, of New Castle, and cited him for using phony license plates.

Loose dog: Deputies were called on a report of a dog harassing livestock in the 11000 mile of County Road 320 south of Rifle at 10:30 p.m. on May 9. The dog was captured and returned to its owner, Miranda Elizabeth Murphy, 31, of Rifle, who was cited.

Assault: Deputies cited Zebulon Cole Ferguson, 19, of Silt on suspicion of assault after contacting him in the 1500 block of Main Street in Silt at 10:40 p.m. on May 9.


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