Local Crime Briefs
RIFLE, Colorado ” Garfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested two California teenagers Friday after a high-speed pursuit ended near Rifle.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the juvenile female driver refused to stop. The chase continued for approximately six minutes reaching speeds faster than 100 mph.
The pursuit ended near mile marker 90 near the Rifle roundabouts.
The juvenile female driver was reported as a runaway out of Southern California and is facing charges of DUI, illegal possession or consumption of alcohol by an underage person, reckless driving, speeding more than 25-39 mph over the posted speed limit, driving without a valid driver’s license, and open container.
She was released to the Garfield County Department of Human Services.
The male occupant in the vehicle was identified as Matthew Robert Senges, 18, from Murrieta, Calif.
He was charged with illegal possession or consumption of alcohol by an underage person, unlawful acts, and harboring a minor or runaway. Senges was arrested and booked in the Garfield County Jail, and bonded out May 30. All charges are misdemeanors or petty offenses.
PARACHUTE, Colorado ” Crime Stoppers of Garfield County and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information regarding a burglary near Parachute.
Sometime between Thursday, May 7, and Sunday, May 10, several individuals broke into a residence on County Road 301 outside of Parachute. It appears that the individuals entered the residence illegally and had a party.
According to Crime Stoppers, there is evidence that alcohol was consumed, and an estimated $10,000 in damage to the property occurred.
People with information leading to the arrest or indictment of the suspect or suspects involved can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Garfield County at (970) 945-0101, or call Sgt. Fisher at 945-0453.
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