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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.

Warrant arrest: At 5:37 p.m. on March 27, deputies received a report of two allegedly fraudulent credit card transactions that occurred in the 6800 block of Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Brad Eldon Rosenberg, 36, of Silt, who was arrested at 3:39 p.m. on April 13 and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

EMS call: A deputy responded to an EMS call at 8:19 p.m. on April 13 in the 6800 block of Highway 82 outside of Glenwood Springs. The deputy successfully performed CPR on an infant who had stopped breathing. The infant was then turned over to the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and was transported to Valley View Hospital. The case is closed.



Vandalism: Deputies responded to a call of vandalism at 11:49 a.m. on April 14 in the 800 block of West Battlement Parkway outside of Parachute. The case is closed pending further leads.

Driving under the influence: Deputies contacted a vehicle at 12:01 a.m. on April 15 in the 15700 block of Highway 82 outside of Carbondale on a noise complaint. Ricardo Ramirez-Valdez, 37, of Carbondale, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and booked at the Garfield County Jail.



Warrant arrest, underage drinking: At 3:06 a.m. on April 16, deputies contacted a man in the 2000 mile of County Road 331 in Silt who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Deputies took Michael Joshua Martinez, 20, of New Castle, into custody on the warrant, cited him for underage drinking and booked him at the Garfield County Jail. Sandra E. Garcia, 20, of El Jebel, was also cited for underage drinking, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana concentrate.

Restraining order violation, trespass: At 11:22 p.m. on April 16, deputies arrested a man in the 1500 mile of County Road 250. John Brandon Stagg, 24, of Rifle, was arrested for violation of a restraining order and second-degree criminal trespass and was lodged at the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Theft: At 3:04 p.m. on April 16, deputies responded to a report of the theft of a farm tractor in the 21500 block of Highway 6 in Rifle with no known suspect information. The case is under investigation.

Menacing: At 2:19 a.m. on April 17, deputies were advised of an altercation that occurred in the 100 block of East Carson Circle outside of Parachute. Subsequently, Cody Justin Risk, 20, of Parachute, and Wesley Anthony Gates, 25, of Rifle, were arrested on suspicion of menacing and transported to the Garfield County Jail. Both were released on bond.

Driving under restraint, warrant arrest: At 4:25 p.m. on April 17, a deputy contacted a vehicle along Interstate 70 outside of Rifle for expired registration. The driver, Sarah Brooke Smith, 26, of Carbondale, was found to be driving under restraint and in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A passenger in the vehicle, Sauron Rene Chapman, 37, of El Jebel, was cited for possession of an open alcoholic container. Another passenger, Zane Marshall Stahl, 31, of Grand Junction, was found to have three misdemeanor warrants from Garfield and Eagle County and was charged with criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. Smith and Stahl were arrested and transported to Garfield County Jail. Both were released on bond.

Theft: At 12:50 p.m. on April 19, deputies responded to the 200 mile of County Road 127 in Glenwood Springs for a reported theft of a package. The case is closed pending further leads.

Harassment: Deputies responded to a reported juvenile complaint of harassment at 4:41 p.m. on April 19 300 block of Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa. A juvenile boy was subsequently issued a summons for harassment.

Assault, child abuse: Deputies investigated a disturbance reported at 7:42 p.m. on April 19 in the 100 block of East Tamarack Circle outside of Parachute. Nettie Mae Fry, 27, of Parachute, was taken into custody for charges of assault, criminal mischief and child abuse and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Warrant arrest: At 6:33 a.m. on April 20, deputies contacted a man in the 200 mile of County Road 333 near Rifle for a warrant. Brandan Justin Kracht, 24, of Meeker, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail for the warrant.

Theft: At 3:11 p.m. on April 20, a deputy took a report of a stolen trailer outside the Rulison area.

Theft: At 6:29 a.m. on April 21, a deputy took a report of a stolen construction trailer from outside the Parachute area.

Theft: At 11:43 a.m. on April 23, deputies took a report of stolen engine parts from a well pad in the Rulison area. The case is open pending further investigation.

Vandalism: Deputies were dispatched to a vandalism call at 1:53 p.m. on April 23 in Battlement Mesa at the Willow Ridge Clubhouse. Unknown subjects damaged a door and some drywall.

Theft: At 2:03 p.m. on April 23, deputies received information regarding a possible theft in western Garfield County in the 2000 mile of County Road 201 near Baxter Pass. Deputies investigated the possible theft of methanol tanks and diesel fuel. The case is closed pending new leads.

Child abuse: At 3:03 p.m. on April 23, deputies were dispatched to a child abuse call in the 100 block of Tamarack Circle in Battlement Mesa. Jeremy John Bird, 26, and Victoria Robin Coolidge, 24, both of Parachute, were cited for negligent child abuse.

Warrant arrest, driving under restraint: A deputy contacted a vehicle at 9:26 a.m. on April 23 in the 2500 mile of County Road 100 outside of Carbondale on a traffic violation. The driver was found to have a $300 warrant out of Garfield County for failure to appear on the original charge of driving without a valid license. William Leodan Ramirez Mejia, 33, of Carbondale, was taken into custody and transported to the Garfield County Jail.


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