Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – Sept. 12, 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.
Correction: In the Sept. 5 Crime Report, it was incorrectly reported that Timothy Alan Larsen of Battlement Mesa was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct on Aug. 24. Larsen was not arrested, but was issued a summons for the offense. The Sheriff’s Office also incorrectly reported Larsen’s age as 64. He is 67.
Vicious animal: Deputies responded to a citizen complaint of a dog attack in the 100 block of Roan Creek Drive in Battlement Mesa on Sept. 3 at 8:20 p.m. The owner of the dog, William B. Crowhurst Jr., of Battlement Mesa, was issued a summons for having a vicious animal. The biting dog was placed under a standard bite quarantine.
Order violation: Deputies responded to a call on U.S. Highway 6 east of Rifle on Sept. 3 at 10:04 p.m. Oscar Adrian Soto Fermen, 19, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of violation of a restraining order and taken to jail.
Sexual assault report: On Sept. 4 at 7:34 a.m., deputies received a report of a sexual assault in the Rifle area. The case is under investigation.
Tampering: On Sept. 4 at 8:34 a.m., deputies responded to a report of possible criminal tampering on Juniper Lane in Battlement Mesa. The case is closed pending further leads.
Criminal mischief: Deputies responded to a possible criminal mischief call on Larkspur Place in Battlement Mesa on Sept. 5 at 11:17 a.m. The case is closed pending further leads.
Traffic arrest: Deputies made a traffic stop near White River Avenue and East First Street on Sept. 5 at 6:23 p.m. Dale Lee Cole, 41, of Montrose, was arrested on suspicion of having a fake license plate, not wearing a seat belt, driving with obstructed vision and failure to provide proof of insurance. He was taken to jail.
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