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Garfield County Sheriff’s Report

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.

Theft: At 6:54 p.m. on Sept. 26, a deputy took a theft report in New Castle. A woman reported a stolen guitar and amplifier from her residence. This case is under investigation.



Criminal mischief: At 11:53 a.m. on Sept. 27, deputies received a report of vandalism to the exterior of a house in the 100 block of West Bonanza Place in Parachute.

Warrant arrest: At 1 p.m. on Sept. 27, deputies contacted a man in the 3000 block of Howard Avenue outside of Rifle for a warrant. Jerry Dean Mills, 50, of Rifle, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.



Vehicle break-in: At 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 29, deputies responded to a cold criminal trespass of a vehicle in Parachute. Deputies were advised that someone entered a vehicle and took an item. At this time deputies have not identified any suspects.

Underage drinking: At 7:34 p.m. on Sept. 29, deputies were dispatched to a report of trespass in the 11800 mile of County Road 320 in Rifle. Upon arrival and subsequent investigation, Jessica Pierson, 18, of Glenwood Springs, and a juvenile 17-year-old were issued summonses for underage drinking and later released to a guardian.

Driving under the influence, driving under restraint: At 2:25 a.m. on Sept. 30, a deputy contacted a vehicle at Hendrick Drive and Village Lane in Carbondale for a traffic violation. After further investigation, Alexandro Nevarez Contreras, 25, of Carbondale was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, driving under restraint and failure to provide proof of insurance and was transported to the Garfield County Jail, where he was later released on bond.

Warrant arrest: At 2:59 a.m. on Sept. 30, deputies contacted a vehicle at Sixth Street and Maple Street in Glenwood Springs for a traffic violation. The driver had an active Garfield County warrant for his arrest for contempt of court. Kenneth N. Logsdon, 51, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested for the warrant, transported to the Garfield County Jail, and later released on bond.

Tires slashed: At 10:49 a.m. on Sept. 30, a deputy was advised by dispatch of a criminal mischief call, where a man had his tires punctured in the 800 block of West Battlement Parkway in Parachute. The deputy responded and investigated the incident. The case is closed pending further leads.

Underage drinking: At 1:36 p.m. on Sept. 30, deputies contacted a 17-year-old juvenile that had been consuming alcohol in the 11700 mile of County Road 320 in Rifle. The juvenile was issued a summons for underage drinking and released to a parent.

Underage drinking: At 2:28 p.m. on Oct. 1, deputies were advised of a runaway call in the 100 block of Marand Road near Carbondale. Deputies responded and investigated and issued a summons for underage drinking to a 16-year-old juvenile.

Indecent exposure: At 4:55 p.m. on Oct. 1, a deputy was advised of a cold indecent exposure call in the 2500 mile of County Road 100 near Carbondale. The deputy contacted the reporting person, who advised him of an indecent exposure incident along a trail. The case is closed pending further leads.

Harassment: At 5:42 p.m. on Oct. 1, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Redwing Lane outside of Carbondale. After further investigation, Jody Ann Murphy, 53, address unknown, was arrested for harassment, transported to the county jail, and later released on bond.

Driving under the influence, possession: At 12:14 a.m. on Oct. 3, a deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction at mile marker 4 on Highway 82 outside of Glenwood Springs. Celia Vianey Gallegos-Ciggaroa, 19, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a valid license, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and was transported to the county jail and later released on bond.

Child abuse: At 12:56 p.m. on Oct. 3, deputies were advised of a child abuse incident that occurred in Battlement Mesa. The case will remain open for further investigation.

Possession: At 2:53 p.m. on Oct. 4, deputies contacted a vehicle in the 100 block of Tamarisk Trail in Parachute. A 17-year-old juvenile was issued a summons for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and driving with an obstructed view.

Sexual assault: At 4 p.m. on Oct. 4, deputies took a report of a sexual assault in Parachute. The case will remain open for investigation.

Vicious animal: At 8:04 p.m. on Oct. 4, deputies investigated a reported animal complaint involving a dog biting a child in the 100 block of Mineral Springs Circle in Parachute. Deputies investigated the incident and issued the dog’s owner, David Michael Coolidge, 49, of Parachute, a summons. The dog was placed on a 10-day quarantine.

Driving under the influence: At 4:33 p.m. on Oct. 5, deputies were advised of a REDDI report call and contacted the reported vehicle in the 300 mile of County Road 225 outside of Rifle. After an investigation, Jimmy Blake Knowlton, 53, of Silt was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with excessive alcohol content and operating a prohibited off-highway vehicle on a roadway and was taken to the county jail.


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