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.
Investigation: Officers are investigating a report that a vehicle’s window was broken while the motorist stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Whiteriver Avenue and 16th Street at 5:40 p.m. on June 5.
Driving without a valid license: An officer stopped a motorist for driving without the headlights on at 10 p.m. on June 5 in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue. Jeremy James Bryant, 22, of Rifle was cited for driving while his license was under revocation for a previous driving offense.
False reporting: Officers were called to a report of an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault happening at 2:45 a.m. on June 8 in the 3000 block of Coal Mine Avenue. On investigation, officers learned that no such incident had occurred. They arrested Terrell Leroy Richert, 53, of Rifle on suspicion of false reporting, and lodged him in the county jail.
Driving under revocation: An officer stopped a vehicle for a cracked windshield at 7 p.m. on June 8 in the 800 block of Railroad Avenue, and arrested Jesus Gonzalez-Landeros, 37, of Rifle, for driving with his vision obstructed and driving while his license was under revocation from a previous offense.
Vicious dog: Officers responded to a report of a dog bite at 1:30 p.m. on June 9 in the 2400 block of Conestoga Circle. Karinna Michelle Ferguson, 29, of Rifle was cited for a second offense of allowing her dog to run at large. The dog was placed in quarantine.
Warrant arrest: Police dealing with a situation in the 200 block of East Third Street at 10:20 p.m. on June 9 found Vali Michelle Friel, 50, of Parachute, who was wanted on a Garfield County warrant for failure to comply on an earlier substance abuse case. Friel was arrested and lodged in the county jail.
Providing tobacco to minors: Police were notified at 2:30 a.m. on June 10 that a convenience store clerk had sold tobacco products to minors. Patrick Michael Barrett, 54, of Rifle was cited for furnishing cigarettes to minors.
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