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Rifle police report

Editor’s note: The Rifle Police 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.

Hit and run: Police are investigating a possible hit and run accident reported in the 1100 block of East 8th Street at 3:36 p.m. on July 29.

Domestic violence: Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Birch Avenue at 5:55 a.m. on July 30. After investigation, Marcus Arroyo, 18, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, assault and harassment.



Vehicle break-in: Officers were called to the 800 block of West 24th Street at 8:21 a.m. on July 30 for a vehicle break-in. The case is under investigation.

Violation of a restraining order: Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of Park Avenue at 12 a.m. on July 31. Following an investigation, Kathryn Marie Willis, 34, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of consuming alcoholic beverages in violation of a restraining order.



Warrant arrest: Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Park Avenue at 12:46 a.m. on July 31. Police contacted Zane Kent Hubbard, 25, of Rifle, and learned of an active warrant. Hubbard was arrested and transported to county jail.

Driving under the influence: Police responded to an accident at the 1800 block of West Second Street at 6:46 p.m. on July 31. The driver, Michael Paul Berger, 41, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without insurance, reckless driving, violating seat belt laws, expired vehicle registration and driving while his license was revoked. He was taken to the county jail.

Warrant arrest: Police were dispatched to an alleged theft from a residence reported in the 2400 block of West Avenue at 10:05 p.m. on July 31. The suspect, Bradley Wilczek, 28, of Rifle, was arrested later at his residence in the 2500 block of Rail Avenue on suspicion of trespass and theft, and on three Rio Blanco County arrest warrants. The stolen property was recovered. While contacting Wilczek at his residence, officers contacted Charissa Suzann Cortez, 32, of Rifle, and found she was wanted on a warrant and placed her under arrest.

Vehicle break-in: Officers took a report at 8:53 a.m. on Aug. 1 of theft from a vehicle in the 800 block of West 26th Street.

Theft: Officers took a report at 9:46 a.m. on Aug. 1 of a theft in the 1200 block of Railroad Avenue. Officers are still investigating.

Theft: While investigating suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Airport Road at 2:56 a.m. on Aug. 2, officers contacted Michael Pettit, 19, of Fruita. He was cited on suspicion of theft.

Vehicle break-ins: Police are investigating three vehicle break-ins in the 2500 block of West Avenue, 2400 block of Howard Avenue and 1700 block of Howard Avenue, all reported on the morning of Aug. 4.

Domestic violence: Police arrested Vaughn Gonzales, 42, of Rifle, in the 2400 block of Rail Avenue at 1:33 p.m. on Aug. 4 on suspicion of intimidating a victim or witness, assault and domestic violence. Gonzales was lodged in the county jail.

Theft: Police took a report at 4:27 p.m. on Aug. 4 of theft at a restaurant in the 1500 block of Railroad Avenue. Christopher Alan Scott Hart, 27, of Silt, allegedly walked in, ate and then left without paying. He was later arrested at the Garfield County Fair in Rifle and transported to the county jail, where he was held on bond.

Violation of a restraining order: Police are investigating a report, made at 8:14 p.m. on Aug. 4, of a restraining order violation.

Warrant arrest: Police contacted John Weber, 29, of Silt, at 2:28 a.m. on Aug. 5 for an unrelated matter and learned that he had a Jefferson County warrant. He was arrested and transported to the county jail.

Theft: Officers took a report at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 5 of items stolen from an unlocked car parked at the Moose Lodge.

Criminal mischief: Officers took a report at 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 5 of criminal mischief and trespass in the 100 block of East Fourth Street.

Criminal Mischief: Officers took a report at 2:23 p.m. on Aug. 5 of criminal mischief in the 500 block of Jarrad Avenue in which a paint-like substance was used to damage a residence.

Driving under the influence: Officers stopped a motorist on Centennial Parkway and Highway 13 at 4:16 a.m. on Aug. 6 for disobeying a traffic control device. The motorist, Brian Jensen, 25, of Silt, was arrested on suspicion of disobeying a traffic control device, driving without proof of insurance, driving with excessive alcohol content and driving under the influence. He was transported to the county jail.

Domestic violence: Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Elder Court at 9:50 a.m. on Aug. 6 for a report of domestic violence. After the investigation, Shawn Gugin was arrested and transported to the county jail.

Assault and possession of marijuana: Police observed a male punching another male in the 200 block of West 24th Place at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 7. The two men were identified as Joshua Ray Perez, 24, of Parachute, and Christopher Gallegos, 23, of Rifle. Perez was arrested on suspicion of assault and transported to the county jail. Gallegos was cited for with possession of marijuana.

Criminal trespass: Officers took a report at 6:28 a.m. on Aug. 7 of a possible burglary in the 800 block of West 24th Street. Officers are still investigating.

Illegal drugs: Officers are investigating a report, received at 1:35 p.m. on Aug. 8, of illegal drugs in the 2400 block of Rail Ave.

Driving without a valid license: Officers made a traffic stop in the 700 block of Railroad Avenue at 11 p.m. on Aug. 8. The driver, Toby Gallegos, 27, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested on suspicion of driving while his license was revoked.

Warrant arrest: Officers were advised at 4:41 p.m. on Aug. 9 that Leroy Heald, 32, of Rifle, was at the probation department and had two active warrants. Heald was arrested and lodged at the county jail.


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