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Garfield County Sheriff’s 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.

Escape attempt foiled: At 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, deputies were dispatched to investigate a report of a disturbance on Hunter Mesa Shop Road near Rifle. They arrested James J. Duster, 35, on a charge of attempting to escape.

Driving under the influence: At 1:23 a.m. on Jan. 4, deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 82 south of Glenwood Springs. Osvaldo Alvarez-Vazquez, 31, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, criminal impersonation, weaving and possession of counterfeit documents.

Dogs at large: At 10:08 a.m. on Jan. 4, deputies responded to a report of two dogs at large in the Battlement Mesa area. The dogs were captured and taken to the CARE animal shelter. An owner has not been located.

Fight outside Silt: At 10:23 a.m. on Jan 4, deputies were called to a disturbance near Silt. Ryan L. Lutz, 34, of Rifle was cited for careless driving and assault. Timothy P. Wood, 33, of Rifle was cited for disorderly conduct.

Theft from a business: At 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 4, deputies were called to a report of a theft from a business outside of Glenwood Springs. A report was taken, but there was no suspect information at the time of the report.

Weapons offense: At 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, deputies received a report of a weapons offense in the Silt area. The case is open pending further investigation.

Minor in possession: At 12:43 a.m. on Jan. 5, deputies stopped a vehicle in Carbondale for running a flashing red light. Natacia M. Guandique Weinant, 19, of Carbondale, was arrested on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol, failure to obey a traffic signal, and driving under the influence.

Sex assault: At 3:21 p.m. on Jan. 5, deputies responded to a reported sexual assault in the Rifle area. The case is under investigation.

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