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.
Driving under the influence: Police made a traffic stop at Highway 13 and Whiteriver Avenue at 12:12 a.m. on Nov. 6. Thomas Francis, 52, of Rifle, was arrested for DUI, open container, DUR and failing to signal.
Burglary: At 10:05 a.m. on Nov. 7, police responded to the 800 block of West 24th Street for a report of burglary, in which prescription medication and jewelry were allegedly stolen from a residence.
Fraud: Police received a report of Internet fraud at 4:11 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the 700 block of West 24th Street.
Theft: Police received a report of fuel theft from a business at 4:19 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the 1600 block of Airport Road. The case is under investigation.
Possession of a stolen vehicle: Police found a vehicle at Comfort Inn at 10:22 a.m. on Nov. 8 that was reported stolen in Virginia. David Quintana, 48, of Tampa, Fla., was arrested for possession of stolen property and transported to the Garfield County Jail.
Warrant arrest: Police stopped a vehicle at 11:54 a.m. on Nov. 8 in the 700 block of Whiteriver Avenue for a stop sign violation. The driver, Jessica Ann Lowry, 25, of Rifle, was found to have a warrant out of Garfield County for failure to comply on a forgery charge. Lowry was arrested and taken to the Garfield County Jail on the warrant.
Harassment, domestic violence: Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Railroad Avenue at 10:28 p.m. on Nov. 8 for a report of a domestic disturbance. Following investigation, Sergio Esteban Ramirez, 24, of Rifle, was arrested for harassment and domestic violence and was transported to Garfield County Jail.
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