Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – Dec. 5, 2013
Editor’s note: The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office reports the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.
Warrant arrest: Deputies contacted a man in the 100 block of Silver Queen Circle in Battlement Mesa on Nov. 25 at 5:56 p.m. Alexander Howard Conrad Wyscaver-Hartsell, 20, of Battlement Mesa, was arrested on an active warrant and taken to jail.
DUI: Deputies stopped a vehicle on the Colorado Highway 13 bridge over the Colorado River in Rifle on Nov. 28 at 1:28 p.m. The driver, James Drake Turner, 38, of Chickshaw, Ala., was arrested on suspicion of DUI, driving with an excessive alcohol content, driving with obstructed vision and failure to obey a stop light. He was taken to jail.
Warrant arrest: Deputies stopped a vehicle on County Road 265 outside Rifle on Nov. 28 at 9:58 p.m. Wyatt Paul Burton Conard, 22, of Rifle, was arrested on an active warrant and on suspicion of failure to provide proof of insurance and speeding. He was taken to jail.
Vehicle damaged: Deputies responded to a report of damage to a vehicle on County Road 244 outside Rifle on Nov. 29 at 11:02 a.m. The case is closed/inactive pending further leads.
DUI: Deputies stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of Castle Valley Boulevard in New Castle on Nov. 30 at 2:25 a.m. Laura Schippert, 30, of Silt, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, failure to obey a traffic signal and failure to drive in a single lane. She was taken to jail.
Warrant arrest: Deputies contacted a pedestrian on Angelica Circle outside Parachute on Dec. 1 at 10:34 p.m. Michael Waine Valenzuela, 22, of Grand Junction, was arrested on an active warrant and taken to jail.
Pot possession: Deputies stopped a vehicle near Rifle on Dec. 2 at 8:24 a.m. and issued a summons for suspected possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and speeding to the driver, who was not identified in the report.
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