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.
Warrant arrest, fictitious plates: A deputy stopped to check on a vehicle at 10:05 p.m. on Feb. 6 on Interstate 70 outside of Parachute. The driver, Jessica Karen Davis, 28, of Grand Junction, was cited for no proof of insurance and driving a vehicle with fictitious plates. A passenger, Christopher David Franklin, 29, of Grand Junction, was arrested on a warrant from Mesa County.
Violation of a restraining order: Deputies investigated a possible protection order violation on Feb. 6 and 8 at the Garfield County Jail. Alfred Elias Moreno, 30, of Rifle, was charged with violation of a restraining order.
Warrant arrest: Deputies arrested a man in New Castle at 4:03 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the 400 block of East Main Street who had an active warrant for his arrest. Brian Lynn Lyons, 22, of New Castle, was transported to the Garfield County Jail.
Theft: Deputies took a theft report at 3:52 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the 1100 mile of County Road 329 outside of Rifle. The case is closed pending further leads.
Theft: Deputies took a report at 4:58 p.m. on Feb. 9 of a theft that occurred sometime earlier in the 6400 mile of County Road 309 outside of Parachute. At this time the case is closed pending further information.
Harassment, driving under restraint: Deputies responded to an assault call at 2:41 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the 2700 block of Highway 6 outside of Rifle. Cesar Octavio Lujan-Rodriguez, 33, of Rifle, was cited for harassment and released. Oscar Nunez Marquez, 36, was charged with reckless driving and driving under restraint and was released with a summons.
Harassment: Deputies responded to an assault at 5:32 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Garfield County Jail. John Fredrick Bennett, 48, of Glenwood Springs, was subsequently issued a summons for harassment.
Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a report of criminal mischief at 1:53 a.m. on Feb. 11 in the 100 block of Morning Star Drive in Parachute. The case is inactive pending further leads.
Menacing: Deputies responded to a call of menacing at 2:07 p.m. on Feb. 11 at County Road 303 and County Road 302 outside of Parachute. After investigation, Robert Joseph Hoag, 27, of Craig, was taken into custody and charged with menacing and possession of weapons by a previous offender. He was released on bond.
Warrant arrest: At 6:56 p.m. on Feb. 11, deputies contacted a man in the 100 block of North Sixth Street in New Castle who was found to have a warrant out of Garfield County. Luis Adolfo Garcia, 29, of New Castle, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.
Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a report of a criminal mischief at 9:59 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the 100 block of Jessica Lane in Parachute. The case is inactive pending further leads.
Theft, underage drinking: Deputies responded to a theft at 1:18 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the 100 block of Stone Quarry Road in Parachute. After investigating, deputies issued summons for underage drinking to Derrick Randell Hamn, 20, of Parachute, and Jason Dale Shaver, 18, of Parachute. Jared Nathan Burke, 19, was issued summons for underage drinking and theft.
Warrant arrest: Deputies contacted a woman at 10:51 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the 100 block of Iron Horse Road in Carbondale who was wanted on two warrants. Tracy Ann Kimball, 47, of Carbondale, was taken into custody and booked at the Garfield County Jail. She was released on bond.
Dogs at large: At 5:07 p.m. on Feb. 12, animal control responded to a call of two dogs having killed chickens earlier in the day in the 3800 mile of County Road 214. The dog’s owner, Scott Detlefsen, 44, of Silt, was located and issued a summons for dog at large and dog harassing livestock.
Driving under the influence, open container: A deputy was dispatched to a report of a possible drunk driver at 9:31 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Tamarisk Trail and Blackhawk Trail in Battlement Mesa. The driver, Javier Avila, 22, was subsequently found to be intoxicated and was arrested on charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and open container. He was released on bond.
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