Rifle Police Report
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.
An officer stopped a motorist in the 100 block of East 26th Street at 8:50 a.m. on June 3 for running a stop sign. Shilo Daniel Flowers, 37, of Rifle was cited and released for driving without a valid license and running a stop sign.
Officers were advised that a woman wanted on a Rifle Municipal Court warrant was at a business in the 300 block of East Third Street at 5:40 p.m. on June 3. Amber Dawn Dungan, 22, of Glenwood Springs was arrested for failure to pay court fines. She was later released on bond.
Police were called to a disturbance in a Laundromat in the 300 block of West 30th Street at 8 p.m. on June 3. An unknown man had pulled the victim’s clothes out of a washer and onto the floor and then assaulted the person. The suspect fled the scene, and the case remains under investigation.
Officers contacted a man wanted on a Garfield County warrant while he was at the Sports Corner Saloon at 11 p.m. on June 3. Charles Lee Disney, 51, of Rifle was arrested on the failure to comply warrant and lodged in the county jail.
Officers are investigating a report of theft of items from a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Airport Road on June 4.
Officers were called to an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles at 12:10 a.m. on June 5, in which items were reportedly thrown from one vehicle at the second vehicle, causing minor damage. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle and issued citations to the driver and two passengers. They later impounded the vehicle. The driver, Pedro Zuniga, 21, residence unknown, was cited for driving without a license, driving with an open container of alcohol and having expired vehicle plates. Passenger Patroco Lopez-Urritia, 26, of Glenwood Springs was cited for criminal mischief, and passenger Eddy Brian Cruz-Lujan, 20, of Rifle was cited for criminal mischief and underage drinking.
Police contacted two teenage boys at 1:15 a.m. on June 5 in the 100 block of Rifle Heights Drive. They cited one youth for underage possession of alcohol and cited both youths for violating the city curfew.
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