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.
Warrant arrest: Police were advised on Aug. 16 of two men at the probation department wanted on warrants. Arrested were Christopher Lee Spangler, 24, of Rifle and Cody Seth Ryan Sill, 20, of Glenwood Springs.
Vicious dog: Police were called to an animal complaint at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the 2600 block of Dakota Court. Ernesto Leon Jr., 26, of Rifle, was cited for two counts of unlicensed dogs, two counts of dogs running at large as a second offense, two counts of dogs without rabies tags, one count of damage to property and one count of a harboring a vicious animal.
Criminal mischief and child abuse: Officers were called to the 700 block of Taughenbaugh Boulevard at 7:40 p.m. on Aug. 16 for a domestic disturbance. The suspect fled on foot but was later captured. Jacob Edward Murdock, 26, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of child abuse by negligence, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, criminal mischief and domestic violence.
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Assault: Police responded to a fight at the Sports Corner Saloon at 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 17. Shasta Marie Girouard, 28, of Rifle was cited for assault.
Warrant arrest: Police were called for a man wanted on a warrant seen on the bike path near Acacia Avenue at 9 p.m. on Aug. 17. Bryan Neil Irish, 26, of Rifle was arrested on the warrant.
Driving under the influence: Police observed a motorist weaving in the 300 block of West 12th Street at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. The driver, Gregory Lee Hinderlong, 50, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without proof of insurance and making an unsafe lane change.
Warrant arrest: Officers arrested Keisha Duan Stuart, 26, of Rifle on a misdemeanor warrant. She was taken into custody in the 200 block of East 18th Street at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18.
Harassment: Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of West 24th Street at noon on Aug. 18. Jennifer Amy Martinez, 38, of Rifle and a juvenile at the scene were both cited for harassment.
Vicious dog: Police were called about a dog biting a child in the 300 block of East First Street at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18. Jimmy Wayne Snowden, age unknown, of Rifle was cited for having an unlicensed dog and having a dog without a rabies tag.
Disorderly conduct: Police were called to a fight in the 100 block of Centennial Parkway at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19. Anthony Torres, 26, of Rifle was cited for disorderly conducted and then taken into custody for a parole violation.
Warrant arrest: Police were advised at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 of a man at the probation department wanted on a warrant. Klint Edward Cooley, 35, of Rifle was arrested and lodged at the county jail.
Harassment: Police were advised of a disturbance in the 1700 block of Howard Avenue at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. Autumn Dawn Franklin, 31, of Rifle allegedly assaulted a bail bondsman who was attempting to revoke a bond. She was arrested on an active warrant and cited for harassment.
Driving under the influence: Officers stopped a motorist at Ninth and Railroad at 1 a.m. on Aug. 20. The driver, John Brandon Stagg, 23, of Rifle was arrested for violation of a protective order and driving under the influence. One passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was cited for curfew violation. Another passenger, Dennis Cobb, 22, was arrested for criminal impersonation and on a warrant.
Driving without a valid license: Officers stopped a motorist in the 900 block of Railroad Avenue at 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 21 for a traffic violation. The driver, Karina Ramirez, 18, of Glenwood Springs was found to be driving without a valid license and without proof of insurance. She was cited and the vehicle was impounded.
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