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Rifle Police Report

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

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.

Disorderly conduct, theft: Police were dispatched to City Market at 3:43 p.m. on Nov. 16 for a report of a shoplifter. Officers contacted John Tedesco, 45, of Rifle, who had allegedly shoplifted items. Tedesco was taken to the Grand River Medical Center for medical clearance prior to being transported to jail. At the medical center, Tedesco became unruly and was therefore charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, in addition to theft, and was transported to Garfield County Jail.

Theft: Police took a report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Wapiti Court at 3:55 p.m. on Nov. 16.



Theft: Rifle Police are investigating the theft of diesel fuel at 5:41 a.m. on Nov. 17 from vehicles in the 600 block of Wapiti Court.

Burglary: Police responded to a theft in progress at 11:56 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Colorado Mountain College. Police contacted and arrested Charles Wilson, 61, of Rifle. Wilson was transported to the Garfield County Jail and charged with two counts of burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools.



Warrant arrest: Police arrested Curtis Grizzle, 58, of Rifle, in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue at 5:12 p.m. on Nov. 17 for an outstanding warrant. Grizzle was transported to the Garfield County Jail.

Possession: Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Railroad Avenue for a noise complaint at 11:46 a.m. on Nov. 18. James D. Pattangall, 25, of Silt, was subsequently arrested for violation of protection order and charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Criminal mischief, burglary: Police responded to the 200 block of W. 2nd Street at 10:21 a.m. on Nov. 19 for a burglary. The building, which houses several businesses, including Ink Side Out Tattoos, was broken into and multiple items stolen. The case is under investigation.

Criminal mischief: Police received a report at 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 19 that a vehicle had been egged in the 1500 block of E. 12 Street.

Warrant arrest: Police arrested Trenton Tharp, 36, of New Castle, at 11:27 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue for an outstanding warrant. He was released on bond.

Driving without valid license: At 1:22 a.m. on Nov. 20. police observed a moped committing several traffic violations at Highway 6 and Whitewater Avenue. The driver, Jeremy Martin Brownson, 41, of Rifle, was released on a summons.

Criminal mischief: Police responded to a report of criminal mischief at 1:37 a.m. on Nov. 20 in the 400 block of Taughenbaugh Boulevard in which tires on a vehicle had been slashed.

Trespass, criminal mischief: Police were dispatched to Deerfield Park at 8:20 a.m. on Nov. 20 for a report of criminal mischief in which a public restroom had been broken into and damaged.

Theft: Police took a report of criminal trespass that occurred in the 2700 block of East Avenue at 8:49 a.m. on Nov. 20, in which a vehicle was broken into and items were stolen.

Harassment, violation of a restraining order: Police were dispatched at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 to a trespass in the 300 block of W. 25th Street. After investigation, Kyle Concannon, 21, of Rifle, was arrested for violation of protection order, obstruction of telephone services and harassment. Concannon was transported to Garfield County Jail.

Violation of a restraining order: Police contacted two women who appeared intoxicated in the 300 block of West Avenue at 12:32 a.m. on Nov. 21. Kathryn Willis, 34, of Rifle, and Shelly Wechsler, 30, of Rifle, were in violation of protection orders prohibiting the consumption of alcohol. Both were arrested and transported to Garfield County Jail.

Theft: Police investigated a report of criminal trespass at 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 21 in the 900 block of W. 24th Street. Police found that an unknown suspect had entered a locked vehicle and stole items from within. The case is under investigation.

Theft: Police were advised that a vehicle had been broken into at 10:06 a.m. on Nov. 21 while it was parked in the 900 block of W. 24th Street and items were stolen.


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