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.
Harassment: Police responded to a report of a fight that took place between two juvenile boys at 8:19 a.m. on Dec. 12. Both 12-year-old boys were summonsed for harassment and released to their parents.
Warrant arrest: Police contacted Robert Choate, 40, of Rifle in the 200 block of West 16th Street at 2:53 p.m. on Dec. 12. Choate had two active warrants for his arrest. He was taken to the Garfield County Jail.
Harassment, DUI: Police responded to the 600 block of West 24th Street at 10:52 p.m. on Dec. 12 for a restraining order violation. Donald Monroe Gray, 60, of Rifle, was arrested for two counts of restraining order violation, DUI, failure to provide proof of insurance, domestic violence and harassment.
Violation of a restraining order: At 10:28 a.m. on Dec. 13, police contacted Jessie Garcia, 22, of Rifle, at the Garfield County Probation office and arrested him for violation of a protection order.
Shoplifting: Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart at 11:57 a.m. on Dec. 13 for two alleged shoplifters. After investigation, it was determined that Rachel Smith, 18, of Silt, and Justin Kopernick, 20, of Silt, had attempted to shoplift several items. Both were arrested and later released with a summons.
Warrant arrest: Kelly Ann Harper, 23, of Parachute, was arrested at 12:52 a.m. on Dec. 15 on an outstanding warrant. Harper posted a bond and was released.
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