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 7:57 a.m. on Nov. 28, deputies were advised of a theft at 35947 Colorado Highway 6. The stolen items were valued at approximately $400, but there were no suspects or leads reported.
Domestic violence: At 7:41 p.m. on Nov. 28, deputies were dispatched to check out a report of domestic violence on West Silverbell Place in Battlement Mesa. After investigation, deputies arrested Mark Allen Leist, 46, and booked him into the Garfield County Jail.
Day of the dogs: Three different times on Dec. 5, deputies were called to deal with dog-related complaints, in Rifle, Parachute and Battlement Mesa. At 12:21 p.m., deputies were dispatched to pick up a black and white female Husky that was running at large in the Rifle area, and take the dog to the Divide Creek Animal Hospital. At 1:20 p.m., deputies found three dogs running at large in the Battlement Mesa area; that case remains under investigation. And at 6:52 p.m. near Parachute, deputies were called to pick up a dog in custody, which also was taken to Divide Creek.
Vehicle break-in: At 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 7, deputies were called to a vehicle break-in near Glenwood Springs on Highway 82, in which $50 worth of items were reported stolen from the vehicle.
Injured dog: At shortly after 3 p.m. on Dec. 7, deputies were informed of an injured dog in custody in the Battlement Mesa area near Parachute. The dog was taken to a holding facility for medical care.
Dog impounded: At 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, deputies caught and impounded a young, black-colored lab-pit bull mix running at large in the Parachute area and took it to a local animal shelter.
Driving under the influence: At 9:29 p.m. on Dec. 7, a motorist was stopped for driving without lights. Lawrence Bradlee Gepfert, 22, of Carbondale, was booked into the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of drunk driving.
Driving under the influence: At 11:13 p.m. on Dec. 7, Jay M. Leavitt, 73, of Carbondale was stopped at the intersection of County Road 100 and Highway 82 for weaving. He was booked into the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of drunk driving.
Driving under the influence: At 2:07 a.m. on Dec. 8, on Village Road in Carbondale, Jeffery Gilmore, 47, of Carbondale, was stopped for not having a light for his license plate. He was booked into the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Vehicle break-in: At 7:07 a.m. on Dec. 8, deputies were called to a vehicle break-in outside Glenwood Springs on County Road 154. Items valued at less than $1,000 were reported stolen.
Vandalized vehicle: At shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 8, deputies were advised of a vandalized vehicle outside of Glenwood Springs.
Domestic violence: At 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 8, deputies were called to a domestic violence incident outside of Glenwood Springs. Deputies reported they were trying to locate the suspect.
Driving under the influence: At 1:35 a.m. on Dec. 9, Odilia Morales-Garcia, 27, of Glenwood Springs, was stopped on Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs for driving without the vehicle headlights on and other violations. She was booked into the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Dog bite: At 1:26 p.m. on Dec. 9, deputies were called to a dog-bite incident outside of Rifle. Kelsey Brooke Davis, 25, of Rifle, was cited for animal at large.
Assault, child abuse: At 6:53 p.m. on Dec. 9, deputies got a domestic violence call in the Carbondale area, and after investigation arrested Genevive Joelle Villamizar, 41, of Carbondale, on charges of assault and domestic violence. She was booked into the Garfield County Jail.
Juvenile on foot: At 8:53 p.m. on Dec. 9, deputies stopped a juvenile, aged 17, while he was walking near Parachute. Upon learning the boy had two warrants out for his arrest, they took him to a juvenile detention center.
Trespass: At 11:54 p.m. on Dec. 10, deputies responded to a report of trespassing in the Glenwood Springs area. Upon investigation, they arrested Carlos Servin, 18, of Carbondale, and booked him into jail on charges of trespassing, theft from a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.
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