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.
Distribution: Deputies responded to a juvenile complaint at 6:48 a.m. on May 14, at a home near Battlement Mesa. A family alleged that a 15-year-old juvenile provided marijuana to his 12-year-old cousin. A report was taken for the transfer of less than or equal to two ounces of marijuana.
Vicious dog: Garfield County Animal Control responded to a dog vs. dog attack that occurred at 4:28 p.m. on May 14 in the 200 block of Mountain Shadows Drive in West Glenwood Springs. The dog returned home and the owner, Errik Chas Enewold, 39, of Glenwood Springs, was issued a summons for a vicious animal and dog at large.
Warrant arrest: Deputies stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 outside of Parachute for speeding through a construction zone at 9:58 p.m. on May 14. Upon contacting the driver it was learned he had a warrant for his arrest. Beau Daniel Austin, 36, of Denver, was taken to the Garfield County Jail where he was booked in for the warrant and issued a citation for speeding. He was released on bond.
Driving under the influence, restraining order violation: Deputies conducted a traffic stop at County Road 237 and County Road 233 in Silt at 1:28 a.m. on May 15. Thomas Charles Nightingale, 49, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested for suspicion of DUI, driving under restraint and a restraining order violation. He was released on bond.
Theft: Deputies were advised of a theft that occurred at 7:40 a.m. on May 15 in the 35900 block of Highway 6 in Silt. During the investigation, two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, both from New Castle, were issued summonses for theft and conspiracy to commit theft.
Warrant arrest, driving under restraint: At 1:44 p.m. on May 15, deputies stopped a vehicle near the Cottonwood Springs Mobile Home Park in Rifle. The driver was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. Israel Gonzales-Nunez, 21, of Grand Junction, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail for the warrant and driving under restraint. He was released on bond.
Vicious dog: At 10:12 p.m. on May 15, deputies were advised that a man had been bitten by a dog in the 9400 mile of County Road 320 outside of Rifle. The owner of the dog, Thadias Michael Gonzalez, 36, of Rifle, was issued a summons for ownership of a dangerous dog.
Vicious dog: Deputies took a report of a dog bite that occurred at 11:50 p.m. on May 15 in the 100 block of Garfield Avenue in Carbondale. The owner, Dolores Escobar-Catano, 48, of Carbondale, was issued a summons for a vicious animal.
Warrant arrest, stolen vehicle: Deputies contacted a vehicle at 2:46 p.m. on May 16 in the 100 block of Main Street near Silt. Deputies discovered that the vehicle was stolen and the driver had a warrant out of Mesa County for Theft. Brian Leslie Parker, 35, of Grand Junction, was arrested for the warrant and for theft and the vehicle was turned over to the owner.
Theft: Deputies responded to a cold theft call at 2:59 p.m. on May 16 at County Roads 320 and 309 in Parachute. At this time there are no leads and the case is inactive.
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