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Garfield County Sheriff’s Report

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

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.

Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a criminal mischief call at 7:36 a.m. on May 7 in the 800 block of West Battlement Parkway near Parachute. The victim reported that his pickup was keyed. The case is inactive pending further leads.

Driving under the influence: At 1:58 a.m. on May 7, Garfield dispatch aired a report of a possible drunk driver in the 10000 mile of County Road 245 near New Castle. A deputy was able to locate the driver based on the description of the vehicle. Chad Thompson, 47, of Silt, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and open container and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Warrant arrest: At 2:39 p.m. on May 7, deputies arrested a man for a warrant during a traffic stop at North Traver Trail and Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. Bradley Matthew Rice, 21, of Glenwood Springs, was transported to the Garfield County Jail. Rice is also facing additional charges of Introducing contraband in the first degree and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was released on bond.

Criminal mischief: At 4:59 a.m. on May 8, deputies responded to calls of vehicles being hit with eggs in the 5000 mile of County Road 335. The case is under investigation.

Theft: Deputies were dispatched at 10:25 a.m. on May 8 to a reported theft in the 100 block of Pine Street outside of Carbondale. After an investigation, the case was listed as inactive pending any further leads.

Vicious animal: Garfield County Animal Control responded to a dog bite injury at 6:27 a.m. on May 8 in the Cottonwood Springs Mobile home park in Rifle. Maribel Montoya Perez, 37, of Rifle, was cited for dog at large and vicious animal. The victim treated his injuries at home.

Warrant arrest: At 3:15 p.m. on May 8, deputies were dispatched to a report of a suspicious man near the 10-mile mark of County Road 245 in New Castle. Edgar Francisco Perea Ortega, 25, of Rifle, was camping in the area and had a warrant for his arrest out of Garfield County for domestic violence charges. He was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Reckless endangerment, child abuse, harassment: Deputies were advised of a domestic dispute that was occurring at 12:28 a.m. on May 9 in the 200 block of DJ Drive outside of Rifle. Deputies responded and Frank Keith Archuleta, 50, of Parachute, was subsequently arrested for charges of reckless endangerment, harassment, second-degree criminal trespass, menacing, child abuse and domestic violence. He was released on bond.

Warrant arrest, driving under the influence: Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 12:55 a.m. on May 9 in the 3000 mile of County Road 210 outside of Rifle. Upon contacting the suspicious vehicle, it was discovered that the driver had an active warrant out of Garfield County and a suspended driver’s license. Jared Earl Zelenka, 24, of Silt, was taken into custody on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, the outstanding warrant and suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Underage drinking: A man was contacted at Fravert Reservoir outside of Rifle by a deputy at 1:03 a.m. on May 9. The man was found to be under the age of 21 and in possession of alcohol. Christopher Michael Hatch, 18, of Rifle, was issued a summons for underage drinking and released.

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