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.
Marijuana: Deputies stopped a motorist at 6 p.m. on June 16 on Highway 82 at the Westbank stoplight for having an obstructed view. Christopher Lee Kimble, 25, of New Castle was cited for driving without proof of insurance, driving with an obstructed view, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and failing to obtain a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days after moving to the state.
Assault: Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at the Carbondale rodeo grounds at 11:20 p.m. on June 16. Gregory Mark Latham, 44, of Fruita was arrested on suspicion of assault and obstruction of telephone service. Cindie Kae Ryan, 44, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of harassment.
Warrant arrest: Deputies contacted a man in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office in Glenwood Springs at 2:50 a.m. on on June 16. William F. Thurber, 24, of Rifle was found to be wanted on a warrant for failure to pay court fines, and was booked in jail.
Use of a weapon while under the influence: Deputies responded to the 3700 mile of County Road 237 north of Rifle at 2:30 p.m. on June 18 for a suspected weapons violation. Ronald Villegas, 29, of Glenwood Springs and Aaron Matthew Koch, 37, of Rifle were both cited for use of a weapon while under the influence.
Drug paraphernalia: Deputies contacted a teenager at a residence south of Glenwood Springs at 3 p.m. on June 18. Scotlyn Elizabeth Neal, 19, of El Jebel was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
False reporting: Deputies were called to a disturbance in the 700 block of Canyon Creek Drive at 5 a.m. on June 19. Virginia Mancinas Urtusuastegui, 34, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of false reporting.
Disorderly conduct: On June 20, deputies investigated a fight that had occurred some time earlier in the Garfield County Jail. James Patrick Hageland, 43, of Aspen and Thomas Walters, 46, of Glenwood Springs were cited for disorderly conduct.
Driving under the influence: Deputies stopped a motorist on I-70 at 9 p.m. on June 20 for several traffic violations. Michael Francis Uriell, 49, of Battlement Mesa was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving, tailgating and failing to drive in a single lane.
Assault: Deputies responded to a fight in the county jail between two inmates at 1:15 p.m. on June 21. Aaron Steve Rabidue, 22, of New Castle was cited for felony assault and Jamie Matthew Babcock, 23, of Rifle was cited for misdemeanor assault.
Violation of restraining order: Deputies were called to the 600 block of County Road 321 south of Rifle at 3 p.m. on June 21. Larkin Marvin Harris, 64, of Rifle was taken into custody for violation of a restraining order and lodged at the county jail.
Harassment: Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of West Battlement Parkway at 3:50 p.m. on June 21. Brian Edward Tittes, 20, of Parachute was arrested on suspicion of harassment, false imprisonment and obstruction of telephone service. He was later released on bond.
Warrant arrests: Deputies stopped a vehicle on I-70 in the Glenwood Springs area at 6 a.m. on June 21. Both the driver and passenger were wanted on warrants. Joyce Ann Collins, 64, and Willie Jean Joseph, 65, both of San Bernardino, Calif., were taken into custody. They were later released on bond.
Trespass: Deputies responded to a trespass complaint in the 200 block of Ponderosa Circle in Battlement Mesa at 3:40 a.m. on June 22. Nettie Mae Fry, 25, of Parachute was arrested on suspicion of felony trespass and resisting arrest. She was later freed on bond.
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