Garfield County Sheriff’s Report |

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.

Driving under restraint: Deputies stopped a motorist for failing to obey a traffic signal in the 2500 block of South Grand at 12:24 a.m. on Aug. 11. Carlos Cabrera-Patino, 36, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of driving without a valid license, criminal impersonation and failure to obey a traffic signal.

Underage drinking: Deputies contacted an intoxicated juvenile near New Castle at 4:26 a.m. on Aug. 11. The juvenile was cited for underage drinking.

Assault: An inmate at the county jail was charged with assault and harassment following a fight in the jail at 11:19 a.m. on Aug. 11. Jeremy Britton, 35, of Homer, Alaska, had these charges added to the escape and parole violation charges he was already jailed on.

Underage drinking and marijuana: Deputies contacted a suspicious vehicle on County Road 101 at 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 11. Melvin Norberto Gonzalez, 18, of Carbondale was arrested on suspicion of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage drinking and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Search and rescue: The Sheriff’s Office took a report of overdue campers in the Deep Creek area at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11. Search and rescue was mobilized and located the campers.

Underage drinking: Deputies responded to a disturbance at an address along Highway 6 near Rifle at 4 a.m. on Aug. 13. Axel Alejandro Gonzalez Marioni, 20, of Rifle, was cited for underage drinking.

Loose dog: Primitivo Loya Chapa, 36, of Carbondale was cited for allowing his dog to run loose and unlicensed. His dog had been picked up on Highway 133 at 5 a.m. on Aug. 12.

Marijuana: A deputy contacted a motorist on I-70 near Glenwood Springs at 4:43 p.m. on Aug. 13 for an obstructed view. Amy Leigh Ueland, 26, of Rifle was cited for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with an obstructed view.

Theft: Deputies took reports on Aug. 12 of a theft incident in Rulison, attempted theft of copper wiring from a business in Parachute and theft of irrigation water in the Parachute area.

Violation of restraining order: Deputies stopped a vehicle after seeing a burning cigarette thrown out of a car in the 2000 mile of County Road 100 at 2:26 a.m. on Aug. 13. A passenger in the car, Kriss Douglas Bowles, 46, Marble was arrested on suspicion of throwing burning material from the car and for drinking in spite of a court order. He was later freed on bond.

Investigations: The Sheriff’s Office took reports of a possible assault outside Carbondale, a sex assault outside Carbondale and a telephone harassment incident in Battlement Mesa, all on Aug. 13.

Warrant arrest: While assisting the Rifle Police Department on a call in the 2000 block of Whiteriver Avenue at 4:40 a.m. on Aug. 14, deputies arrested Randa Martin, 23, of Rifle on a warrant for failure to appear. She was later freed on bond.

Assault and menacing: Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Morning Star Drive in Battlement Mesa at 10:43 p.m. on Aug. 14. Russell James Lashus, 43, of Parachute was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, felony assault and menacing, and harassment and lodged at the county jail.

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