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.

Use of forged documents: Deputies were contacted at 5:03 p.m. on Nov. 7 by the administrative staff at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office regarding a male party who was attempting to use fraudulent identification. Deputies investigated the incident and arrested Jose Manuel Rodriguez Gasga, 25, of Glenwood Springs, who was turned over to the Garfield County Jail.

Obstructing the highway: Deputies were advised of an EMS call at 5:41 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the corner of Highway 82 and County Road 133 near Carbondale. A Deputy responded and investigated the incident; Karl Stewart Jones, 53, of Glenwood Springs, was intoxicated, and was arrested for obstructing the highway and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Deceased female: Deputies responded to the Rifle area at 11:23 a.m. on Nov. 8 for a female who was not breathing. The party was found deceased when deputies arrived. The scene was investigated and no foul play is suspected.

Fraud: A Deputy received a report of a fraud phone call at 1:01 p.m. on Nov. 8 from a party who resided near Parachute. A Deputy responded and investigated the incident. At the writing of this report there is no evidence that a crime was committed in Garfield County and the location of any possible crime is unknown.

Vehicle trespass: A Deputy was advised by dispatch of a vehicle trespass at 4:38 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the 800 block of W. Battlement Parkway in Parachute. A Deputy responded and investigated the incident.

Loose dog: Deputies responded to an animal complaint at 3:10 a.m. on Nov. 8 in the 500 block of Canyon Creek Drive in Glenwood Springs. The owner of the dog, Scott Michael Reece, 45, was issued a summons for dog at large.

Criminal trespass: Deputies were dispatched at 1:03 p.m. on Nov. 9 to a possible suspicious activity in the 200 block of Ponderosa Circle in Parachute. It was determined that Earl Wesley Deare II, 28, of Parachute, was trespassing and in violation of a restraining order. Deare was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Loose dog: A Deputy was advised of an animal complaint at 2:24 p.m. on Nov. 10 at a residence in the 100 block of W. Tamarack Circle located outside the city limits of Parachute. A Deputy responded to the incident and issued Victoria Robin Coolidge, 23, a summons for dog at large and dog license required.

Possession, speeding: A Deputy contacted a vehicle at 7:58 p.m. on Nov. 10 on Interstate 70 outside of Glenwood Springs for speeding. A passenger, Casey Alan Hrdlicka, 24, of Arvada, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and less than two ounces of marijuana. The driver, Peter Edward Mouser, 31, of Denver, was issued a ticket for speeding and Hrdlicka was issued a summons and released.

Possession: Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 9:50 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the 1000 mile of County Road 100 in Carbondale for speeding. Deputies discovered that the driver, Melvin Norberto Gonzalez, 19, of Carbondale, had less than two ounces of marijuana in his possession. Gonzalez was issued a summons and released.

Warrant arrest: Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 12:50 a.m. on Nov. 11 along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs. The driver of the vehicle, Brian Douglas McCaslin, 42, of Wood Hall, NY, was found to have an active Garfield County warrant. McCaslin was taken into custody and transported to the Garfield County Jail where he was released to detention deputies without incident.

No proof of insurance, fake plates: Deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:53 a.m. on Nov. 11 on Grand Valley Way in Parachute for a traffic violation. The driver, Mario Alzamora Artica, 32, of Parachute, was unable to provide any proof of insurance for the vehicle and deputies learned that the vehicle’s displayed license plate was fictitious. Deputies impounded the vehicle and issued Artica a summons.

Trespass: Deputies were notified of a possible restraining order violation at 1:24 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the 1000 mile of County Road 103 outside of Carbondale city limits. After investigation, it was determined that Sarah Mynatt McKenzie, 41, of Basalt, had caused damage to an entry gate of a residence and trespassed on the property. McKenzie was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

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