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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.

Sexual assault: At 3:32 p.m. on July 21, deputies responded to a sexual assault call in New Castle. The case is under investigation.

Fraud: At 12:05 p.m. on July 23, a deputy was dispatched to the 3300 mile of County Road 313 outside of New Castle regarding money order fraud. The case is closed pending further leads.



Theft: At 3:05 p.m. on July 24, deputies responded to a theft from a residence in the 300 block of River’s Bend in Glenwood Springs. The case is closed pending further leads.

Harassment, assault: At 10:13 a.m. on July 23, a deputy responded to an assault that occurred at the Garfield County Jail. Inmate Thomas Edward Norberg, 35, of Rifle was cited for third-degree assault, and inmate Marcus Neville Bebb-Jones, 51, of Kidderminster, England, was cited for harassment.



Possession of drug paraphernalia: At 5:28 a.m. on July 24, deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 300 mile of County Road 352 outside of Rifle and recovered drug paraphernalia. Marcus Antonio Arroyo, 19, of Rifle, was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.

Harassment: At 2:02 a.m. on July 24, deputies were called to a disturbance in the 45800 block of Highway 6 outside of Glenwood Springs. Miguel Angel Velasquez, 30, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of harassment, booked at the county jail and released on bond.

Harassment, disorderly conduct: At 10:28 p.m. on July 25, deputies were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 7200 mile of County Road 100 outside of Carbondale. James Fredrick Sorensen, 59, address unknown, was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct, and Jesse Franklin Lee III, 43, address unknown, cited for disorderly conduct and driving under restraint.

Warrant arrest: At 8:15 a.m. on July 26, Tyson Nicholas Watson, 22, of Parachute, turned himself in to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office for a warrant for his arrest. He was lodged in the jail.

Disorderly conduct: At 8:34 a.m. on July 26, deputies responded to a report of a disturbance near the Grizzly Creek rest area, where a man was seen shouting obscenities at visitors. Stewart Allen Johnson, 51, address unknown, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Warrant arrest: At 12:13 p.m. on July 26, deputies contacted a man with regards to a civil matter. After further investigation, Marlon Wilfredo Valiente, 34, of New Castle, was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into Garfield County Jail.

Trespass: At 5:51 p.m. on July 26, deputies received a report of criminal trespassing of a secured lot and two vehicles in the 3500 mile of County Road 215 in Parachute. Deputies responded to the scene and investigated the incident.

Disorderly conduct: At 1:30 a.m. on July 27, deputies responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of East Carson Circle in Battlement Mesa, where Cody Justin Risk, 20, address unknown, was charged with disorderly conduct for fighting in public with another man.

Domestic violence: At 2:32 a.m. on July 27, deputies responded to a domestic violence incident with vandalism that occurred in Battlement Mesa with known suspects. The case is still under investigation.

Driving under the influence: At 4:30 a.m. on July 27, deputies contacted a vehicle at County Roads 154 and 109 outside of Glenwood Springs for a moving violation. Gregory Bernard Heavey, 22, of Carbondale, was found to be driving while his license was revoked, in possession of an open container of alcohol and suspicion of driving under the influence. Heavey was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Theft: A deputy responded to a call of a theft of a canoe in the 5100 mile of County Road 154 in Glenwood Springs at 8:34 a.m. on July 27. The case is under investigation.

Fraud: At 1:07 p.m. on July 27, deputies received a report of fraudulent online credit card transactions in the 300 block of Meadow Creek Drive. The case is under investigation.

Disorderly conduct: At 3:50 p.m. on July 28, deputies investigated a traffic complaint that occurred on I-70 in Parachute. Upon investigation, deputies cited William John Lieberman, 19, of Grand Junction for littering, throwing a lit cigarette from a motor vehicle and disorderly conduct. Deputies also impounded the vehicle.

Criminal mischief: At 7:19 p.m. on July 28, deputies responded to a business in the 200 block of First Street in Parachute to assist Parachute police on a criminal mischief call. The damage at the business was minor, and no suspects have been identified.

Assault: At 6:12 p.m. on July 28, deputies were dispatched to assist Parachute police with an assault in the 300 block of Yarrow Circle in Parachute, where a male and female were arrested.

Vicious dog: At 10:15 p.m. on July 28, Animal Control responded to a dog fight that occurred near Canyon Creek in Glenwood Springs. Jeffrey Lee Ashmore, 48, of Glenwood Springs, was cited for a vicious animal and dog at large.

Warrant arrest: At 2:35 p.m. on July 28, deputies contacted a man in the 900 block of Brush Creek Lane who was found to have a warrant. Aaron Ahlstrom, 37, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Driving under the influence: A deputy contacted a vehicle on Highway 6 at Traver Trail in Glenwood Springs for weaving at 12:49 a.m. on July 29. Ernesto Chavez Villa, 34, address unknown, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and driving without a valid license and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Underage drinking: A deputy contacted a vehicle in the 51200 block of Highway 6 outside of Glenwood Springs for a traffic violation at 2:39 a.m. on July 29. A passenger in the vehicle, Misael Farias, 20, of Glenwood Springs, was cited for underage drinking.

Warrant arrest: At 6:01 p.m. on July 29, deputies contacted a man in the 300 block of East First Street in Parachute. Mario Manuel Pacheco, 26, of Rifle, had a confirmed warrant and was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Violation of a restraining order: At 11:44 p.m. on July 29, deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 1000 mile of County Road 100 outside of Carbondale. Patrick William Sanford, 30, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested for violating a court order barring him from drinking, and he was booked into the Garfield County Jail. He was released on bond.

Underage drinking: At 12:29 a.m. on July 30, deputies contacted a vehicle in the 1100 mile of County Road 100 outside of Carbondale. Rene Misael Nieblas, 18, of Carbondale, was cited for underage drinking, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container.

Driving under restraint: A deputy stopped a vehicle at 8:32 a.m. on July 30 in the 4500 mile of County Road 233 for a traffic infraction. Christopher Eric Castillo, 27, of Silt, was found to be driving under restraint and was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Vehicle theft: A deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle from Battlement Mesa at 11:17 a.m. on July 31. A woman reported that her 1990 Jeep Wrangler was stolen from her driveway.

Assault: At 10:28 p.m. on July 31, deputies were advised of a disturbance in the Silt area. After further investigation, a 16-year-old juvenile boy was issued a summons for third-degree assault and released to his parent.


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