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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.

Theft: Deputies took a report of a theft at 2:37 p.m. on March 25 in the 27900 block of Highway 6 in Rifle. The case is closed pending further information.

Warrant arrest, driving under restraint: A deputy contacted a man for a traffic violation at 11:33 a.m. on March 23 in the 3600 block of Airport Road in Rifle. After investigation, it was found that Michael Ryan Proffitt, 30, of Rifle, had three warrants for his arrest and was driving on a suspended license. Proffitt was transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.



Warrant arrest: At 4:53 p.m. on March 23, deputies went to a residence in the 5000 mile of County Road 335 outside of New Castle and contacted a woman who was found to have a warrant out of Garfield County. Kelly Sue Amiot, 52, of New Castle, was taken into custody and transported to the jail without incident.

Warrant arrest: A deputy contacted a man at 3:41 p.m. on March 24 in the 200 block of Blackhawk Trail in Battlement Mesa with a warrant for his arrest. Jorge Borja-Cornejo, 38, of Parachute, was taken into custody and transported to the Garfield County Jail.



Sexual assault: Deputies responded to two reports of attempted sexual assault. The first occurred at 9:56 a.m. on March 26 in Parachute. The second happened at 5:48 p.m. on March 26 in Glenwood Springs. Each case is under investigation.

Harassment, warrant arrest: Deputies arrested Earl Alan Fansler, 45, of Canon City, and Rose Marie Deems, 39, of Denver, as the pair were involved in a domestic violence incident that occurred in a vehicle while traveling along Interstate 70 at 2:34 a.m. on March 26. Deems was also arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant. Both were lodged at the Garfield County Jail.

Warrant arrest: While a deputy was investigating a possible fraud, he contacted a woman wanted on an arrest warrant. Bethany Siers Duggan Hatcher, 30, of Parachute, was taken into custody and transported to the Garfield County Jail for the warrant. She was later released on bond.

Forgery, criminal impersonation: Deputies were advised of alleged forgery and criminal impersonation that occurred at 1:44 p.m. on March 27 in Glenwood Springs. Deputies are still investigating the incident.

Harassment, criminal mischief: Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 2 a.m. on March 27 that occurred in the 100 block of Dakota Meadows Drive outside of Carbondale. After investigation, Trent N. Thibaudeau, 45, of Carbondale, was arrested for harassment and criminal mischief and taken to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Theft: At 5:03 p.m. on March 29, a deputy took a report of a stolen fuel tank in Rifle. The case is currently under investigation.

Theft: At 1:47 p.m. on April 1, deputies were advised of a theft of property that occurred in the western part of Garfield County on I-70. The case is under investigation.

Driving under restraint: Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 11:17 p.m. on March 30 in the 200 mile of County Road 221 in Rifle for a vehicle that was speeding. The driver was found to be driving with a revoked driver’s license. Manuel Angel Cervantes-Sanchez, 24, of Rifle, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Driving under restraint: Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 2:20 a.m. on April 1 in the 6500 mile of County Road 233 in Silt. The driver was found to be driving on a revoked license. Brandon D. Jensen, 25, of De Beque, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail on charges of driving a vehicle while his license was revoked for being a habitual traffic offender and for introducing contraband. He was released on bond.

Driving under the influence: A deputy contacted a vehicle for speeding at 2:55 a.m. on March 31 at Highway 82 and County Road 115 outside of Glenwood Springs. Richard W. Reynolds, 27, of New Castle, was taken into custody for the suspicion of driving under the influence and was transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Driving under restraint: Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 1:39 a.m. on April 1 on I-70 in Glenwood Springs for a vehicle failing to stay in a single lane of traffic. Deputies later learned the driver had a revoked driver status for a prior DUI conviction. Luis A Miramontes-Ortega, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M., was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Driving under the influence: Deputies contacted a vehicle at 2:25 a.m. on April 1 in the 3000 mile of County Road 100 outside of Carbondale. Aaron Joseph Montez, 26, of Carbondale, was subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released on bond. A passenger, Daisy Salinas, 19, of Carbondale, was cited for underage drinking.

Theft: At 12:23 p.m. on April 2, deputies received a report of three vehicles that were broken into in the 100 block of Golden Bear Drive in Carbondale. Deputies were advised that a pack of cigarettes and an iPod with a combined value of $405 were taken from the vehicles. At the time of the report, deputies have not identified any suspects.

Burglary: Deputies responded to a reported burglary at 12:28 p.m. on April 2 in the 200 mile of County Road 127 in unincorporated Garfield County near Glenwood Springs. At this time the case is closed.


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