Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – Oct. 3, 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.
Dead cows: On Sept. 17 at 1:17 p.m., animal control responded to a call of two dead cows on County Road 313 south of Silt. The cause of death was not apparent and the case is under investigation.
Burglary arrest: Deputies responded to a report of a burglary on County Road 240 outside New Castle on Sept. 19 at 7:10 p.m. Darien Jacob McKenna, 18, of New Castle, was arrested on suspicion of theft and second degree burglary and taken to jail.
Dog at large: An animal control deputy observed a dog at large in the Cottonwood Mobile Home Park on U.S. Highway 6 east of Rifle on Sept. 20 at 9:03 a.m. Graciela Alvarez, 33, of Rifle, was issued a summons for allowing her dog to run at large.
Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a report of criminal mischief near County Road 250 and Ram Lane outside Silt on Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. The case remains open and under investigation.
Harassment: Deputies responded to a civil matter on Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle on Sept. 22 at 3:22 p.m. Julia Marie Snyder, 51, of Rifle, was issued a summons for harassment.
Driving violation: Deputies made a traffic stop on Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle on Sept. 22 at 11:49 a.m. Elizabeth Ryab Mitchell, 49, of Steamboat Springs, was arrested on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and speeding and taken to jail.
Theft: On Sept. 23 at 9:21 a.m., deputies responded to a report of theft on County Road 214 outside New Castle in the New Castle area. The case is closed/inactive pending further leads.
ID theft: On Sept. 23 at 12:35 p.m., deputies responded to an identity theft on County Road 313 outside Silt that occurred out-of-state. The case is closed/inactive pending further leads.
Warrant arrest: Deputies contacted a man in the 900 block of Main Street in Silt on Sept. 24 at 5:13 a.m. for an outstanding arrest warrant. James David Pattangall, 27, of New Castle, was arrested and taken to jail.
Trespassing: On Sept. 25 at 9:07 a.m., deputies learned of a possible criminal trespass on U.S. Highway 6 east of Rifle. Michael Lee Casto, 51, of Rifle, was issued and released on a summons for suspicion of trespassing.
Harassment: On Sept. 26 at 10:38 a.m., deputies learned of a possible harassment on Powerline Road outside Rifle.
Theft: On Sept. 26 at 2:47 p.m., deputies responded to a report of possible theft in the 100 block of South Ridge Court in Battlement Mesa.
DUI: Deputies contacted a vehicle at mile marker 102 in the eastbound lanes of I-70 for a traffic violation on Sept. 26 at 4:02 a.m. Kacy Marie Doyal, 23, of Rifle, was issued a summons for suspicion of DUI, speeding and failure to provide proof of insurance. She was later released.
Dogs at large: An animal control deputy saw three dogs running at large on County Road 331 outside Rifle on Sept. 26 at 11:16 a.m. Melissa Anne Russell, 31, of Rifle, was issued a summons for dogs at large and not having the dogs licensed.
Assault: Deputies responded to a report of an assault in the 100 block of Smokey Hill Circle in Battlement Mesa on Sept. 26 at 3:13 p.m. Tracie Lee Fitzgerald, 46, of Battlement Mesa, was issued a summons on suspicion of third degree assault.
DUI: Deputies made a traffic stop at mile marker 94 in the westbound lanes of I-70 on Sept. 28 at 11:04 p.m. Ronald Dale Bugay, 46, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, no license plate light and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. He was taken to jail.
Domestic Violence: On Sept. 29 at 12:05 a.m., deputies responded to a domestic assault on U.S. Highway 6 east of Rifle. Leroy Heald, 34, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, child abuse and third-degree assault. He was taken to jail.
Warrant arrest: On Sept. 29 at 7:25 a.m., deputies contacted a man on Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle for an outstanding arrest warrant. William Leodan Ramirez Mejia, 35, of Carbondale, was arrested and taken to jail.
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