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.
Pit Bull at school: At 7:02 a.m. on Oct 11, deputies were informed that a “Pit Bull-type dog” had been captured at the Bea Underwood Elementary School in the Battlement Mesa area. The dog was impounded, and as of Oct. 21 no owner had been found.
Domestic disturbance: At 8:09 p.m. on Oct. 11, deputies were called to handle a domestic disturbance near Silt. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Desirae Suzann Martinez, 20, of Rifle.
Underage pot possession: At 8:29 p.m. on Oct. 15, deputies contacted a man “for drug possession in the Silt area,” according to a report. After investigation they issued a summons to appear in court to Alex Longairc, 18, of New Castle, on a charge of possessing two ounces or less of marijuana.
Abduction: At 4:24 a.m. on Oct. 17, deputies responded to a report of a disturbance near Glenwood Springs. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Jordan T. Moore, 27, of Glenwood Springs, on charges of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment (abduction, no ransom or assault) and criminal mischief.
Pot possession: At 11:57 a.m. on Oct. 22, deputies contacted an unidentified individual in the New Castle area. After investigating, they summoned the individual into court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of two ounces of marijuana or less. The individual was released to his or her parents.
Domestic disturbance: At 2:43 p.m. on Oct. 21, deputies were informed of a domestic disturbance in the Battlement Mesa area. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Joshua James Sears, 36, of Battlement Mesa on charges of harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia, false imprisonment, third degree assault, child abuse-neglect and possession of a controlled substance.
Prohibited use of a weapon: At shortly after midnight on Oct. 24, deputies were dispatched to a disturbance near Glenwood Springs. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Letisha Gurule, 22, of Cortez, on a charge of prohibited use of a weapon. The weapon was not described in a report from the sheriff’s office.
Speeding and resisting: At about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding near Glenwood Springs. The driver, Travis Harley Franklin, 19, of Carbondale, was subsequently arrested and jailed on charges of speeding, violating restrictions on a temporary instruction permit, obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Burglary: At 12:46 p.m. on Oct. 28, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the New Castle area. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Stacia Darline Smith, 20, of New Castle, on charges of possessing burglary tools, criminal trespass and second degree burglary.
Juvenile theft: At 5:02 p.m. on Oct. 29, deputies were dispatched to a reported theft in the Glenwood Springs area. After investigating they issued a summons into court to a juvenile on a charge of theft of property valued at between $300 and $750.
Harassment: At 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 31, deputies responded to a report of harassment outside of Parachute. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Patrick Lee Woodhouse, 49, of Parachute, on charges of harassment (following in a public place) open alcoholic container in a vehicle and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Runaway: At 7:04 a.m. on Nov. 1, deputies received a report of a missing juvenile in the Rifle area, who was considered a potential runaway. The juvenile was located and an adult, Monique Leticia Contreras, 32, of Rifle, was ticketed for obstructing a peace officer and harboring a runaway minor, both misdemeanors.
Invalid license: At 1:41 a.m. on Nov. 2, deputies responded to a traffic stop in the Parachute area and, after investigating, arrested and jailed John D. Wyscaver, 27, of Parachute, on charges of driving with an invalid license, driving with vision obstructed, having only one license plate attached to the vehicle, and a warrant for failing to appear in court.
Speeding: At 40 minutes past midnight on Nov. 3, deputies contacted a vehicle outside Carbondale, and, after investigating, arrested and jailed Cody Skurupey, 32, Carbondale, on charges of speeding, possession of hallucinogenic substances and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Weaving in traffic: At 2 a.m. on Nov. 3, deputies stopped a vehicle near Glenwood Springs for allegedly weaving in traffic. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Gina R. McCormick, 42, of Parachute, on charges of weaving in traffic, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Weaving, open container: At 9:57 a.m. on Nov. 5, deputies stopped a vehicle on Battlement Parkway near Parachute. After investigating they arrested and jailed Oda Marie Brownlee, 64, of Parachute, on charges of weaving in traffic, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Shots fired: At 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 7, deputies responded to a report of shots fired near the town of Silt. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Terry Mobley, 56, of Silt, on charges of harassment and criminal mischief valued at $500 to $1,000.
Pot possession: At 1:03 a.m. on Nov. 10, deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Battlement Parkway in Battlement Mesa. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Brandon Lee Harris, 18, of Parachute, on charges of not having a light for the license plate of the vehicle, and for possession of two ounces or less of pot and of drug paraphernalia.
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