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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.

Child neglect: A deputy was dispatched to a report of a child neglect incident at 1:22 a.m. on Aug. 9 in the Battlement Mesa area. After the investigation, the case was referred to the county department of human services.

Assault: Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance outside of Carbondale city limits on Garfield Avenue at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 9. Jose Juan Leal Mascote, 36, of Carbondale, was arrested on suspicion of assault and transported to jail.



Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to the county jail for a fire alarm set off at 5:49 a.m. on Aug. 9. The Fire Department shut off the alarm. Gerald Moser, 41, of Aurora, an inmate at the jail, allegedly broke a sprinkler. He was charged with criminal mischief, false reporting to authorities, obstructing government operations and criminal tampering.

Driving under the influence: Deputies stopped a motorist at the intersection of County Road 114 and Highway 82 at 2:55 a.m. on Aug. 10 for allegedly failing to obey a traffic signal. The driver, Tracy Jarvis Prichard, 47, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested on suspicion of disobeying traffic control, driving under the influence, driving with expired license plates, and driving without proof of insurance. He was transported to the county jail and later freed on bond.



Vehicle fire: Deputies responded to a vehicle fire at mile marker 123 in Glenwood Canyon at 4:49 a.m. on Aug. 10. Once on scene, they found the vehicle’s tire had blown out and burned on the roadway. There was minimal damage and no injuries.

Warrant arrest: Deputies arrested Javino Vega Meraz, 41, of Carbondale, on a failure to appear warrant at 11:18 a.m on Aug. 10 at the sheriff’s office in Glenwood Springs. Meraz was later freed on bond.

Theft: A deputy took a report on Aug. 10 of a stolen license plate in the 100 block of Sagemont Circle in the Battlement Mesa area.


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