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.
Cats: The animal control deputy retrieved a young cat found in the engine compartment of a truck in the New Castle area on Oct. 24 and took it to the CARE shelter. They also impounded two young cats left behind when residents moved away from a home in the 8900 mile of County Road 300 near Parachute.
Assault: Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of West Battlement Parkway at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Paloma Risley, 22, of Parachute was arrested on suspicion of assault and harassment.
Warrant arrest: Deputies arrested Samuel Eric Smith, 32, of Rifle, in the 1200 block of Fir Avenue in Rifle at 12:25 a.m. on Oct. 25 on a failure to comply warrant. Smith posted bond and was released.
Stolen vehicle: Deputies were advised of a stolen vehicle in the 1000 mile of County Road 154 at 1:36 p.m. on Oct. 25. The vehicle was recovered in Aspen. The incident is under investigation.
Vehicle break-in: Deputies were advised of a vehicle trespass on Ponderosa Circle in Glenwood Springs. Police responded and are investigating.
Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a criminal mischief call in the 5000 mile of County Road 154 in Glenwood Springs at 11:11 a.m. on Oct. 26.
Dog at large: Deputies picked up a dog running at large on Silver Queen Circle near Battlement Mesa. Desttinee Deneta Jeter, 25, of Parachute, was located and summoned to court for a dog at large.
Domestic violence: Police responded to a domestic violence incident in the 100 block of Highway 133 in Carbondale at 3:07 p.m. on Oct. 26. The victim was unwilling to cooperate with police.
Assault: Two Garfield County detention deputies were assaulted by Thomas Ray, 45, of Glenwood Springs, at 8:46 p.m. on Oct. 26, while he was in custody at the jail. Ray assaulted a jail deputy again on Oct. 27. He faces new charges of criminal mischief and assault.
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