Garfield County Sheriff’s Report |

Garfield County Sheriff’s Report

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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.

Theft: At 5:01 p.m. on July 17, a deputy responded to the 5700 mile of County Road 233 near Silt for a theft of a lawn mower.

Harassment, domestic violence: At 2:15 a.m. on July 18, deputies were advised by dispatch of a domestic disturbance in the 27600 block of Highway 6 near Rifle. Richard James Medina, 42, of Rifle, was arrested for harassment and domestic violence and booked at the county jail.

Criminal mischief: At 4:48 a.m. on July 18, deputies were advised of a criminal mischief vandalism incident in the 800 block of W. Battlement Parkway near Parachute. While attempting to locate the two juvenile suspects, one ran from the deputies. Both suspects, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, were located and issued summonses for criminal mischief. The 16-year-old also was cited for obstructing a police officer for running away.

Sex assault: At 8:12 a.m. on July 18, deputies were advised of a sex assault that occurred in Battlement Mesa. This case is under investigation.

Reckless driving: At 2:46 p.m. on July 18, deputies responded to a report of a traffic violation in the 200 block of Blackhawk Trail outside of Parachute. Deputies cited Nathaniel James Gouker, 19, of Parachute for reckless driving.

Theft: At 3:05 p.m. on July 18, deputies responded to a report of a car break-in call in the 5300 mile of County Road 154 in Glenwood Springs.

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