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.
Introducing contraband: Deputies responded to the Garfield County Jail at 6:12 p.m. on March 22 for a drug violation. After an investigation, Ralph Lee Vasquez, 33, of Basalt, was charged with introducing contraband in the first degree and possession of schedule II substance – cocaine.
Theft: A deputy responded to a reported theft at 6:14 p.m. on March 22 in the 17600 block of Highway 82 near Carbondale. The investigation resulted in four juveniles being issued summonses and released for third-degree burglary and theft.
Trespass: At 9:48 p.m. on March 22, deputies arrested Charles Michael Aldridge, 25, of Lacey’s Spring, Ala., for trespassing at a church in the 100 block of Village Drive near Rifle. He was taken to the Garfield County jail.
Violation of a restraining order: Deputies responded to a restraining order violation at 12:28 a.m. on March 23 in the 200 block of Morning Star Drive in Battlement Mesa. Larkin Marvin Harris, 65, was found to be in violation of said restraining order and in possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.
Vehicle theft: Deputies took a report of a motor vehicle theft at 11:51 p.m. on March 23 in the 100 block of Rippy Lane in New Castle. The case is currently under investigation.
Vandalism: Deputies responded to a call of vandalism at 12:12 p.m. on March 23 in the 1200 block of West Battlement Parkway outside of Parachute. At this time there are no suspects or leads in the case, and it has been closed.
Criminal mischief: A deputy responded to a criminal mischief call at 5:46 p.m. on March 23 in the 400 block of Ironbridge Road near Glenwood Springs. No suspects have been identified or arrests made. The case is closed and inactive pending the development of leads or evidence.
Vandalism: Deputies responded to a report of property damage at 11:03 p.m. on March 24 in the 2500 mile of County Road 331 in Silt. The case is currently closed pending further leads.
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