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.
Warrant arrest: Deputies cited William George Cockrell, 19, of Carbondale on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia at 11:30 a.m. on June 4 at a residence in the 1600 block of Defiance Drive in Carbondale. Cockrell was also taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear and later freed on bond.
Driving under the influence: Deputies stopped a vehicle for weaving at 11:40 p.m. on June 4 in the 1800 mile of County Road 114 near Glenwood Springs. They arrested Antonio Miranda-Resendiz, 34, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with an open container, weaving and failing to obtain a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days after moving to the state. He was later freed on bond.
Driving without a valid license: Deputies responding to a disturbance on Highway 325 near Rifle at 7:20 a.m. on June 6 cited Holly Marie Harlin, 29, of Rifle for driving without a valid license.
Driving without a valid license: Deputies stopped a vehicle at 4 p.m. on June 6 in the 2000 mile of County Road 245 near New Castle for a defective stop light, and arrested Richard Charles Michael Dunning, 29, of New Castle on suspicion of driving without a valid license, driving without proof of insurance, violation of bond conditions and driving with a defective stop light.
Investigations: Deputies are investigating a possible identity theft reported near Glenwood Springs on June 6 and a criminal mischief incident reported in Battlement Mesa on June 6.
Assault, menacing and discharge of firearm: Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at 3 a.m. on June 7 at a residence 13 miles north of Rifle on Highway 13. They arrested Gale Russell Lewallen, 62, on suspicion of criminal mischief, recklessly discharging a firearm, menacing with a gun, assault, obstruction of telephone service, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence. He was later freed on bond.
Assault: Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at 2:30 a.m. on June 8 in the 3000 mile of County Road 233 north of Rifle. They arrested Melissa Smith-Ortiz, 35, of Rifle, on suspicion of assault and violation of a court restraining order.
Speeding, drug violation: A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding at 2:20 p.m. on June 8 on Highway 13 near Rifle. Alexander John Bartlett, 19, of Palisade was cited for speeding 10 mph over the limit, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Menacing: Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at 2 a.m. on June 9 at a residence in the 100 block of Silverton Court on Battlement Mesa. They arrested Caleb James Smith, 18, of Parachute on suspicion of menacing and criminal mischief.
Shots fired: Deputies responded to a call of gunshots at 2:30 a.m. on June 9 on Meadow View Court near Glenwood Springs. They arrested Billy Clyde McMillan, 47, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of reckless discharge of a firearm.
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