Crime Briefs: To ex-mom-in-law: ‘Why don’t you just die already?’ |

Crime Briefs: To ex-mom-in-law: ‘Why don’t you just die already?’

Kristin Rae Anderson, 29, of Glenwood, was arrested on the evening Jan. 31 after her ex-husband reported that she had pushed his 82-year-old mother to the ground.

He told police that Anderson has her own apartment but since the pair began dating again, she is often over at the house he shares with his mother. His decision to care for his mother in her old age had been a source of conflict in the relationship, he added.

On the evening in question, according to testimony in Anderson’s arrest affidavit, she told his mother, “Why don’t you just die already?” before being asked to leave the house. In the course of the conflict, she pushed the 82-year-old out of the way, causing her to lose her balance and fall to the floor, badly bruising her hand, cutting her arm and bending her glasses.

Anderson faces potential charges of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and crimes against at-risk adults, a felony.


After at least two women reported observing a man fondling himself next to the old River Valley Ranch barn in Carbondale, police contacted Joaquin Rangel, 59, of Denver.

According to his arrest affidavit, Rangel, who seemed inebriated, told the officer that he had been urinating. His record included previous cases of indecent exposure and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He initially refused to get in the patrol car, and once he was stowed in the back he began threatening the officer and his family.

He was booked at the Garfield County Jail and issued a $25,000 bond on charges of indecent exposure and failure to register as a sex offender, both misdemeanors, as well as attempt to influence a public servant, a felony.


Around 10 a.m. Jan. 6, employees of Rifle bowling alley discovered that the lock had been removed from the business’s large beer cooler and around $90 worth of alcohol stolen.

A review of the surveillance footage showed three men approach the building around 2 a.m. and taking half a dozen six packs.

One of the men was recognized as Angel Samuel Viera, 19, of Rifle. A warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of criminal mischief and theft, both misdemeanors, as well as third-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools, both felonies. He was arrested on Feb 2.


• When Christopher A Enlow, 25, of Parachute, was taken into custody after being sentenced to jail time for misdemeanor harassment and disorderly conduct on Feb 9, he was asked if he had any contraband on him.

According to his arrest affidavit, Enlow told the officer he had bath salts “for his ears,” and produced a bag from inside the tongue of his shoe. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine, adding possession of a controlled substance, a felony, to the charges, but averting a charge of introducing contraband.

• After personal items turned up in a home being renovated in Rifle and a light that was left on was found off, the owner contacted police to ask for a search.

On the evening of Feb. 11, officers entered through the unlocked back door and contacted Reanna E. Kading, 25, and Darrek Tainter, 26. The pair, both of whom had prior criminal history, were arrested on first-degree criminal trespass, a felony.

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