Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – March 6, 2014
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.
Stolen vehicle arrest: On Saturday, Feb. 22, police located a 2011 white Subaru Outback station wagon stolen on Feb. 10 from Gypsum, after a citizen reported an unfamiliar vehicle had been left unattended for several days. A joint investigation involving the Eagle and Garfield County Sheriff’s Offices, Rifle and Eagle Police Departments led to a suspect already in custody at the Garfield County Jail on unrelated charges. Forest Mangus, 31, of Rifle, was held on a no bond hold on charges of aggravated robbery, a class 3 felony; felony menacing, a class 5 felony; and aggravated motor vehicle theft by a previous offender, a class 3 felony.
Burglary: Deputies responded to a burglary in the 100 block of Silver Queen Circle in Battlement Mesa on Feb. 25 at 9:50 a.m. The case is inactive and closed pending further leads.
Warrant arrest: Deputies contacted a woman on Pear Court outside New Castle on Feb. 25 at 6:15 a.m. Elayne Iris Turner, 53, of New Castle, was arrested on an active warrant and taken to jail.
Shoplifting summons: Deputies responded to a call on Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa on Feb. 26 at 5:16 p.m. Penny Sue Nash, 56, of Battlement Mesa, was issued a summons for shoplifting and concealment of goods.
DUI: Deputies made a traffic stop in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Parachute on Feb. 27 at 2:24 p.m. Lynette Michelle Newman, 46, of Littleton, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, having an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and failure to drive in a single lane. She was taken to jail.
Fraud: Deputies received a fraud call on Angelica Circle in Battlement Mesa on Feb. 28 at 10:38 a.m. The case is closed/inactive pending further leads.
Warrant arrest: Deputies made a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Access Road outside Rifle on Feb. 28 at 7:18 p.m. Brandon Hollibaugh, 30, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of driving with a revoked license, having license plates improperly attached, failure to provide proof of insurance and on an active warrant. He was taken to jail.
DUI: Deputies made a traffic stop near Rainbow Trail and Stone Quarry Road in Battlement Mesa on March 1 at 2:04 a.m. Cody Clayton Gehrett, 26, of Rifle, was issued a summons for DUI and weaving.
Domestic violence: Deputies responded to a call in the 500 block of Village Drive outside Rifle on March 1 at 5:44 p.m. Russell L. Jensen, 59, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, domestic violence and harassment and taken to jail.
Dogs at large: An animal control deputy responded to a report of two dogs at large in the 100 block of Bent Creek Circle in Battlement Mesa on March 2 at 2:13 p.m. The dogs were located and the owner, Lafina Wauneka, 33, of Battlement Mesa, was issued a summons for not having her dogs licensed and allowing them to run at large.
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