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 contacted a male party at the Rifle Police Department at 10:01 a.m. on Oct. 17 who had an active warrant for his arrest. Bryan Neil Irish, 26, of Rifle, was taken into custody without incident.
Criminal mischief: Police received a report at 1:51 p.m. on Oct. 17 that property was damaged in the 1100 block of West Fifth Street.
Theft: Police received a report at 2:41 p.m. on Oct. 17 that items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2600 block of Shawnee Court.
Warrant arrest: Police contacted Brian Shraiberg, 33, of Rifle, at 6:52 p.m. on Oct. 17 and arrested him for a Garfield County warrant for cruelty toward a child. Shraiberg was taken to the Garfield County Jail.
Menacing: Police were called to a disturbance in the 100 block of Ash Avenue at 10:31 a.m. on Oct. 18. Officers arrested Robert Jackson, 49, of Rifle, for menacing. Jackson was transported to Garfield County Jail.
Assault: Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Shawnee Court at 7:46 p.m. on Oct. 18 for a report of trespass. During investigation, Tia Marie House, 32, of Rifle, was arrested for obstructing a peace officer and assault. House was transported to Garfield County Jail.
Vicious animal: Police responded to the 1000 block of East Seventh Street at 8:12 a.m. on Oct. 19 to a report of a dog bite. Officers found the dog and secured it to the residence. Brian Andrew King, 24, of Rifle, was cited for a dog running at large; unlicensed dog; and a vicious animal. The dog is currently under quarantine.
Criminal mischief: Police were dispatched to a report of criminal mischief at 4:31 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the 800 block of West Second Street. Property, including vehicles and mailboxes, had been spray painted.
Vicious animal: Police took a report of a dog bite at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the 100 block of West 26th Street, in which a female was bitten. The dog was placed on home quarantine. This case is still under investigation.
Driving under the influence, underage drinking: Police were called to the 700 block of Taughenbaugh Boulevard at 2:12 a.m. on Oct. 21 to investigate a suspicious incident and possible domestic disturbance. Police pulled a vehicle over that was reportedly involved in the incident. Officers found out that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol and had a revoked license. The driver, Nicole Anema, 19, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail on charges of DUI, DUR, no proof of insurance, and MIP. A passenger, Nicole Marie Carpenter, 18, of Grand Junction, was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.
Warrant arrest: While on patrol in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue, Rifle officers observed Charles Lee Disney, 52, of Rifle. Officers were aware that Disney had an active warrant. Disney was arrested for the warrant, original charge DUI, and transported him to Garfield County Jail.
Assault: Police were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance at 2:36 a.m. on Oct. 23 in the 600 block of Whiteriver Avenue. Claudia A. Davis, 31, of Rifle was arrested for assault, domestic violence and harassment.
Vehicle theft: Police were dispatched to the 200 block of West 20th Street at 9:43 a.m. on Oct. 23 for a report of a vehicle theft. The case is under investigation.
Criminal mischief: Police took a report of criminal mischief at 10:28 a.m. on Oct. 23 in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue. A window had been damaged with a BB-type gun.
Illegal discharge of firearm, reckless endangerment: Police were advised that a male party had shot a deer near the Rifle cemetery at 6:38 p.m. on Oct. 23. Following investigation, Jamie Babcock, 24, of Rifle, was arrested and transported to Garfield County Jail for the charges of intimidating a witness or victim, willful destruction of wildlife, Illegal discharge of firearm, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, hunting in a reckless manner, illegal possession of wildlife, violation of a protection order (two counts) and reckless endangerment.
Warrant arrest: While investigating a separate matter near the Rifle skate park at 8:16 p.m. on Oct. 25, police contacted Bradley Kasperek, 20, of Rifle, who was found to have an active warrant. Kasperek was arrested and transported to Garfield County Jail.
Burglary: Police are investigating a burglary from a business in the 2100 block of Airport Road that was reported at 7:13 a.m. on Nov. 2. A business was entered, and items were stolen.
Warrant arrest: Police arrested Laura Michelle Risley, 18, of Parachute, at 11:06 a.m. on Nov. 2
Warrant arrest: Police were called to the boat ramp on Lions Park Circle at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 3 for a report of suspicious parties. Officers arrested David Telford, 36, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Brittany Owen, 26, of Leadville, for outstanding warrants. They were transported to the Garfield County Jail.
Vicious animal: Police responded to a report of a dog that bit another dog at 1:01 p.m. on Nov. 3 on East Ninth Street and Whiteriver Avenue. Heather Lark Whorton, 36, of Rifle, was issued a summons.
Theft: Police took a report of theft from the 400 block of Whiteriver Avenue at 5:05 p.m. on Nov. 3. The victim reported theft of a check.
Burglary: Police are investigating a report of a burglary in the 2000 block of Railroad Avenue at 8:09 a.m. on Nov. 4. It was reported that a business was illegally entered.
Warrant arrest: Police were alerted to a person with a warrant at 11:37 a.m. on Nov. 4 in the 500 block of Will Avenue. Officers contacted Shannon Bascom, 39, of Rifle, who had an active Garfield County warrant. Bascom was arrested and taken to Garfield County Jail.
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