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.
Possession of an illegal weapon: At 2:04 p.m. on Aug. 22, deputies stopped a vehicle for alleged traffic violations on West Second Street in Rifle. After investigating they arrested and jailed Rebecca Christine Raifsnyder, 28, of Rifle, on charges of possession of an illegal weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while her license was under restraint and driving while her vision was obstructed.
Resisting arrest: At an unreported time on Aug. 24, deputies arrested and jailed Richard Frederick Wille, 64, of Parachute, on charges of keeping a vicious animal, allowing a dog to run at large, third degree assault and resisting arrest.
Assaulting an officer: At 10:20 p.m. on Aug. 25, deputies contacted April Leona Bates, 34, of Rifle, on Eighth Street in Glenwood Springs, arresting and jailing her for second degree assault on an officer of the law.
Turning self in: At 3:48 p.m. on Aug. 26, deputies encountered Travis Ryan McCain, 23, of Rifle, outside the Garfield County Jail, hoping to turn himself in on outstanding warrants against him. He was arrested and booked into the jail.
DUI: At 2:07 a.m. on Aug. 27, deputies stopped a vehicle for several alleged traffic violations. After investigating they arrested and jailed Eugene L. Krizmanich, 44, of Glenwood Springs, on charges of weaving on the road, running a stop sign, driving with his license under restraint, failure to use turn signals, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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