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.
Barking dog: At 10:17 p.m. on Aug. 16, deputies were dispatched to Comanchero Trail outside of New Castle about a complaint that a neighbor’s dog was barking. The “suspect animal owner was issued a written warning,” according to a report.
Criminal mischief: At 4:33 p.m. on Aug. 15, deputies were called to a location on Eighth Street near Glenwood Springs. After investigation, they arrested and jailed Daniel Carlo Saporita, 20, of Carbondale, on charges of first degree criminal tampering and criminal mischief.
Kidnapping: At 10:07 a.m. on Aug. 17, deputies took part in a call with the Rifle Police Department along River Frontage Road near Silt. After investigating they arrested and jailed Edward Neil Bugay, 47, of Silt, on charges of false imprisonment (no ransom or assault, felony), violation of a restraining order, harassment, obstruction of phone services, domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance.
More kidnapping: At 1:59 a.m. on Aug. 18, deputies were called to a location on Morning Star Drive in the Parachute area. After investigating, they arrested and jailed Gunther Boldt, 48, of Parachute, on charges of kidnapping (no ransom or assault, misdemeanor), violating a restraining order, obstruction of phone services, third degree assault and domestic violence.
Disturbance call: At 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 19, deputies responded to a disturbance call on CR 233 (Silt Mesa Road) outside of Rifle. After an investigation, they arrested and jailed Sophia Rae Fetterhoff, 28, of Glenwood Springs, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a restrained license, third degree assault, criminal mischief and theft.
Runaway juveniles: On two consecutive days, Aug. 25-25, deputies took reports of runaway juveniles, one in the New Castle area and the other from the Parachute area. Both cases are open and under investigation.
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