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.
Cattle killed: On Nov. 1 at 10:40 a.m., Garfield County Sheriff’s Animal Control took a complaint of some cattle that had been shot near the Mesa-Garfield county line on BLM land. No suspects or leads were reported at that time, and no new information was available from the sheriff’s department as of Nov. 8.
Vehicle vandalism: On Nov. 1 at 8:45 a.m., dispatch took a report of $3,000 in vandalism to a vehicle in the Battlement Mesa area. No suspects or leads were reported by the sheriff’s office.
Driving without a license: On Nov. 3 at approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies contacted Errol R. Jas, 44, of Glenwood Springs for allegedly parking improperly along South Canyon Creek Road (CR 134) west of Glenwood Springs. Jas was cited for driving without a valid license, failure to provide proof of insurance, and displaying an invalid license plate.
Under the influence: On Nov. 4 at approximately 1 a.m., deputies arrested Adrian Guadalupe Briseno-Ruelas, 23, of Carbondale, for allegedly driving with a suspended, revoked or denied license; failure to drive in a designated traffic lane; driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and driving with an open container of alcohol. He was booked into the Garfield County jail. NEED Location
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Domestic disturbance: On Nov. 4 at about 8 p.m., deputies were called to a domestic disturbance near the city of Glenwood Springs and arrested Pedro Alvarez, 28, on charges of obstructing a police officer, harassment, domestic violence and child abuse resulting from negligence. Alvarez was booked into the Garfield County Jail.
Stolen firearm: On Nov. 5, at just after midnight, deputies took a report of a stolen firearm outside of Parachute. No further information was reported.
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