Garfield County sheriff’s report |

Garfield County sheriff’s report

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

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.

Underage drinking: A deputy stopped a vehicle on East 30th Street in Rifle at 1:20 p.m. on Oct. 27 because the driver’s view was obstructed. The driver, Gilberto Flores Ortega, 19, of Silt, was cited for driving while his license was under restraint and driving with obstructed vision. Three passengers in the car, including two juveniles and Jose Ricardo Menjivar, 18, of Silt, were cited for underage drinking.

Warrant arrest: Deputies making a welfare check on Bonanza Place in Parachute at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 found a man wanted on a warrant. Anthony Greg Pike, 39, of Parachute, was arrested on the failure to appear warrant and cited for obstructing an officer.

Driving under revocation: Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of County Road 111 near Carbondale at 10:40 p.m. on Oct. 27. The driver, Miguel Aaron Torres-Payan, 20, of Carbondale, was arrested for driving under revocation, possession of an illegal weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Passengers in the vehicle were cited for public use of marijuana: Gillermo Soto, 20, and Marco Castillo, 19, both of Carbondale.

Driving under the influence: A deputy stopped a motorist in the 1000 mile of County Road 134 near Glenwood Springs at 11 p.m. on Oct. 27. Matt Glenn Ball, 51, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with license plates not visible and driving with vision obstructed.

Loose dog: Animal Control responded to a complaint of a loose dog at 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 28 on Pinetree Place near Parachute. The dog was impounded and transported to a local veterinary hospital to be housed. No owner has been identified.

Violation of restraining order: Deputies contacted three men at 3:10 p.m. on Oct. 28 on Stone Quarry Road in the Parachute area. One of the men, Damion Bruce Giacchino, Jr., 19, of Parachute, was arrested for violation of a restraining order and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Loose Dog: Deputies took custody of a dog at 10:57 p.m. on Oct. 28 that was found near Harvey Gap. An owner is unknown at this time.

Runaway: Deputies received a report of a runaway juvenile from the Glenwood Springs area at 11:03 p.m. on Oct. 28. Deputies are investigating and trying to locate the juvenile.

Driving under the influence: Deputies contacted Rafael Gonzalez Reyes, 44, of Rifle, on the 35000 mile of Highway 6, outside of New Castle, for failing to drive in a single lane. Reyes was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and released to a sober party.

Dangerous dog: Deputies observed three dogs fighting at 12:24 a.m. on Oct. 29 in the 300 block of Blackhawk Trail in Battlement Mesa. An investigation revealed that Ernestine Largo, 35, of Parachute, who is the owner of two of the dogs, was in violation of a Garfield County animal ordinance. Largo was issued a summons.

Driving under revocation: Deputies contacted a vehicle at 3:21 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carbondale for a traffic violation. Carlos Villagomez Valdovinos, 39, of Denver, was arrested for driving under revocation.

Warrant arrest, driving under restraint: Deputies stopped a vehicle at 3:41 p.m. on Oct. 29 on Highway 6 near Silt for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that Enrique Loya-Loya, 33, of Rifle, had a local warrant on an original charge of driving under the influence and failure to provide proof of insurance. Loya-Loya also had a revoked driver’s license and a passenger, Alfonso Rodriguez Munoz, 47, of Rifle, had an open container of alcohol. Loya-Loya was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail; he was released on bond. Munoz was issued a citation.

Assault: Deputies investigated a report of an assault at 3:47 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the 2600 mile of County Road 100 near Carbondale. Robert Dean Workman, 42, of New Castle, was taken into custody and booked in the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

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