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.

Stolen vehicle, arson: Deputies were advised of a burned vehicle near Rifle at 10:55 a.m. on Oct. 31. and investigated the suspected arson incident. The vehicle was later determined to be a stolen vehicle out of Glenwood Springs. The case was turned over to Glenwood Springs Police Department.

Loose dog: Animal Control impounded a male golden retriever near Peach Valley at 1:12 p.m. on Oct. 31. The dog did not have any identification, and was transported to a local holding facility.

Possession, speeding: Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding at 11:06 p.m. on Oct. 31 on Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Ronald Mark Hendricks, 20, of Durango, was issued a citation for speeding and a passenger, Steven Edward May, 21, of Carbondale was issued a summons for the possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Both men were released from the scene.

Forgery: Deputies stopped a vehicle in the 1000 mile of County Road 100 in Carbondale for speeding at 6:57 p.m. on Oct. 31. Alan James Harris, Jr., 32, of Carbondale, was in possession of a fraudulent insurance card and was arrested for forgery and various traffic offenses. He was released on bond.

Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a criminal mischief at 9:22 a.m. on Nov. 1 in the 1000 block of W. Battlement Parkway near Parachute, where several outside lights were vandalized. At this time there are no known suspects.

Loose dog: Animal Control responded to a call of a dog at large at 12:27 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the 600 mile of County Road 221 in Rifle. The dog was impounded and transported to an area veterinarian to be housed. No owner has been identified.

Harassment: Deputies were advised of an assault at 10:39 a.m. on Nov. 2 at the Garfield County Jail. Brittany Renee Martinez, 22, of Parachute, was charged with harassment.

Extortion, sexual assault: Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Detectives began an investigation on Last Chance Drive at 10:33 p.m. on Nov. 2 which ultimately led to the arrest of Troy Lee Bascom, 45, of Rifle. Bascom was charged with criminal extortion, sexual assault, impersonating a public servant, and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and was booked into the Garfield County Jail. Bascom was released on bond.

Nuisance animal: Deputies responded to an animal complaint at 9:29 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the Parachute area involving barking dogs. Deputies are investigating the incident and will be issuing the dogs’ owner a summons for nuisance animal noise.

Investigation: Deputies were advised of a burglary of a home at 1:20 a.m. on Nov. 3 in the 5000 mile of County Road 154 near Glenwood Springs. Deputies responded and are currently investigating.

Driving under restraint: Deputies running traffic in the Rifle area at 5:10 p.m. on Nov. 3 stopped a vehicle for speeding and learned that the driver’s license was revoked. Deputies arrested Juan Manuel Cruz IV, 27, of Parachute and transported him to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Deceased male: Deputies responded to a report of a deceased male at 4:54 p.m. on Nov. 4 on Cow Creek Road in the Cow Camp area. Deputies conducted an investigation and released the body to the coroner.

Abused horse: Animal Control was notified of an emaciated and scarred horse in the Rifle area at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 5. The case is under investigation at this time.

Loose animal: Deputies responded to an animal complaint at 10:48 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the 4000 mile of County Road 320 near Parachute. A stray animal was located and impounded; no owner has been identified yet.

Loose dog: Deputies responded to an animal complaint at 11:06 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the 100 block of Horizon Circle near Parachute. A stray dog was impounded; no owner has been identified yet.

Burglary: Deputies took a report of a burglary of a residence at 3:50 a.m. on Nov. 5 in the 12000 mile of County Road 204 in De Beque. Deputies were advised that two mounted elk horns valued at approximately $5,000 each were taken from inside of the residence. Deputies investigated the incident and have not identified any suspects.

Found items: Deputy was took a report of found property at 6:55 a.m. on Nov. 5 on Glen Eagle Circle in New Castle. The property was recovered and kept for safe keeping until an owner is contacted.

Disorderly conduct: Deputies responded to a fight at a bar on Sipprelle Drive in Parachute. Deputies investigated the fight and issued summonses to Jason Samuels, 35, of Penrose; James A. Harmeyer, 49, of Parachute; Ryan Wayne Shaw, 38, of Parachute; and Edward Joe Pacheco, 48, of Grand Junction, who were involved in the fight.

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