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.
Domestic disturbance: At 11:49 p.m. on March 21, deputies were advised of a domestic disturbance at a residence on the Colorado River Road (CR 335). After an investigation, they arrested and jailed Josie Lee Vasquez, 30, of New Castle, on a charge of harassment.
Sexual assault: At 2:51 p.m. on March 22, deputies took a report of a sexual assault that happened outside of Rifle. The case is open ending further investigation.
Failed to appear: At 6:27 p.m. on March 22, deputies arrested Nicasio Castillo Jr., 22, of Rifle, for failing to appear in court. He was taken to the Garfield County Jail.
DUI, etc.: At 2:14 a.m. on March 23, deputies stopped a vehicle on West Battlement Parkway in Battlement Mesa. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Jorge E. DeLeon Malsonado, 27, of Parachute, on charges of violating a restraining order, speeding and drunken driving.
Assault: At 59 minutes past midnight on March 24, deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Crystal Springs Road (CR 112) outside of Carbondale. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Barbara Lee Serrano, 61, on charges of third degree assault and domestic violence.
Sexual assault: At 1:10 a.m. on March 24, deputies were advised of a sexual assault at a location outside of Parachute. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Shawn Martin Angell, 43, of Parachute, on charges of trespassing, tampering with evidence, third degree assault, second degree kidnapping, first degree sexual assault, child abuse, illegal use of a stun gun, and first degree burglary.
Dog on the Interstate: At 3:41 p.m. on March 25, deputies responded to a dog wandering in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Glenwood Springs. The dog was picked up and taken home and the owner, Jeff Rice, 45, of Glenwood Springs, was issued a summons into court.
Dog poisoning: At 8:01 a.m. on March 29, animal control responded to a home in New Castle concerning a possible dog poisoning incident. An investigation is underway.
Poodle in custody: At 1:56 p.m. on March 29, animal control responded to a report of a dog in custody in Battlement Mesa. A white, male “Poodle-type” dog was picked up and taken to a holding kennel.
Yorkie arrested: At 9:21 a.m. on March 30, animal control responded to a call regarding a small, Yorkshire/Maltese cross-breed dog at about mile post 1 on County Road 244 (Fravert Reservoir Road) near Rifle. The dog, which lacked a collar, was taken to a holding kennel.
Heeler on Dogwood: At 6:30 p.m. on March 31, deputies responded to a call about a dog in custody on Dogwood Lane near Parachute. The white, male heeler, with black spots, was taken to the Divide Creek Animal Hospital.
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