Rifle Police Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – July 24, 2014
Editor’s note: The Rifle Police Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office report the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.
Noise arrest: Police responded to a call of a man behaving strangely on July 6 at 12:01 a.m. on Railroad Avenue. Jack Lavender, 49, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of creating a noise disturbance and was taken to jail.
Warrant arrest: Officers contacted a man in the 1700 block of Railroad Avenue on July 6 at 3:16 p.m. Jason Scott Foreman, 31, of Rifle, was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants and was taken to jail.
Driving arrest: on July 7 at 9:21 p.m., police responded to reports of two vehicles racing on East Avenue. Juan Terrazas, 20, was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and driving without a license, issued a summons and released.
Order violation: Police responded to a male pounding on a door in the 300 block of Columbine Drive on July 7 at 11:47 p.m. Gabriel Rodriguez, 37, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order and was taken to jail.
Warrant arrest: Police arrested Jairo Ortega, 19, who turned himself on a warrant in the 200 block of East 18th Street on July 10 at 9:51 a.m. He was taken to jail.
Order violation: On July 11 at 9:20 p.m., police contacted an allegedly intoxicated man, Gabriel Rodriguez, 37, of Rifle, on West Second Street. He was arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order and taken to jail.
Theft: On July 12 at 10:17 a.m., officers took a report of the theft of a 1989 Yamaha 80 out of the bed of a truck while the truck was parked at the Hampton Inn on Airport Road in Rifle. This case is still under investigation.
DUI: Deputies stopped a vehicle near Bent Creek Circle and Empire Court in Battlement Mesa on July 12 at 11:25 p.m. Dustin Meinrad Marti, 33, of Grand Junction, was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, DUI, obstructing a peace officer and violation of a restraining order. He was taken to jail.
Order violation: Officers responded to a 911 call at a home on Clarkson Avenue on July 12 at 2:57 p.m. Diane Hyland, 52, of Rifle, appeared to be very intoxicated and was taken into custody for allegedly violating a restraining order.
Warrant arrest: John Preston, 50, of Rifle, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on July 12 at 10:01 p.m. on Railroad Avenue and taken to jail.
Vandalism: Officers responded to a call of vandalism on July 13 at 1:38 p.m. on East Avenue. Someone shot the window out of a Toyota 4 Runner using a low caliber gun such as a pellet or BB gun. The case is under investigation.
Child abuse: Police responded to a report of child abuse on East Second Street on July 13 at 5:14 p.m. Loree Nigo, 54, of Rifle, was issued a summons for harassment and child abuse.
Harassment: Police investigated a case of alleged harassment on Randolph Avenue on July 13 at 7:51 p.m. Brandon Hollibaugh, 31, of Rifle, was issued a summons for harassment.
Theft: Officers responded to a report of employee theft at Walmart, 1000 Airport Rd., on July 13 at 2:10 p.m. Travis Caughey, 18, of Rifle, was arrested on suspicion of theft and released on a summons.
Computer theft: Police took a theft report from Walmart on July 14 at 6:10 p.m. A woman was seen on video taking a computer without paying. The case is under investigation.
Aggressive dog: An animal control deputy responded to an aggressive dog at large in the 100 block of Bent Creek Circle in Battlement Mesa on July 14 at 9:05 a.m. Christian Shaunta Bellard, 29, of Battlement Mesa, was issued a summons for having a vicious animal and allowing the dog to run at large.
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Rifle city judges have more options now when it comes to what to do with the pets of owners who are repeat offenders for animal-related offenses.