Multiple people were arrested this week after a three-month investigation into property crimes, narcotics and gang activity related to a residence on Battlement Mesa in Garfield County. A search warrant was conducted on Tuesday, when officers discovered forged documents, drug paraphernalia, and other documents relating to narcotics distribution. The residence was approximately 500 feet from an elementary school, with confirmed gang members living there, making it a top priority for law enforcement in the area. Since the start of the year, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office took multiple reports of vehicle thefts, thefts from vehicles, and a burglary in Western Garfield County, which were all tied to people who frequented the home. Following the investigation and search of the residence, officers took five individuals into custody on a myriad of charges, and issued a warrant for another. Pictures and the charges of those arrested are available below. Click on photos to enlarge.
Alejandra Anel Torres arrested on 01/18/18 DOB: 03/13/1988 Last known address: 41 Holly Way, Parachute, CO 81635. Charges of: Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft a class 5 felony-2 Counts, Theft-5 counts ranging from misdemeanor to felony level, Unauthorized use of a financial device a class 1 misdemeanor, First Degree Criminal Tresspass-2 counts a class 5 felony, Criminal Impersonation a class 5 felony.
Martin Carmona arrested on 1/19/18 DOB: 06/15/1987 Last known address: 195 West Carson Circle, Parachute, CO 81635 Charges of: Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft a class 5 felony-2 Counts, Vehicular eluding a class 5 felony, Theft-5 counts ranging from misdemeanor to felony level, Unauthorized use of a financial device a class 1 misdemeanor, Identity Theft a class 4 felony, Forgery a class 5 felony, Conspiracy, Obstructing a Police Officer a class 2 misdemeanor, Reckless Driving a class 2 traffic misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief over $1,000 a class 6 felony, First Degree Criminal Tresspass-2 counts a class 5 felony, Third Degree Criminal Trespass a class 1 Petty Offense, and Failure to Comply.
Moses Alfonso Gallegos arrested on 03/03/18 DOB: 11/25/67 Last known Address: 321 West 24th Place, Rifle, CO 81650 Charges of: Violation of Bail Bond Conditions a class 6 Felony, Unlawful, Possession of more than 12 ounces of Marijuana a class 4 Drug Felony, Violation of Protection Order a class 1 Misdemeanor, and Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia a Drug Petty Offense, Bond of $10,000.00.
Bryon Lee Galliher arrested on 03/07/2018 DOB: 01/28/1985 Last known address: 1465 Fir Ct. Rifle, CO 81650 Charges of: Driver’s Vision Obstructed a traffic infraction, Displayed fictitious license plates a traffic misdemeanor, failed to provide evidence of insurance a traffic misdemeanor, Drove a motor vehicle while revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender a traffic misdemeanor, Possession of 6oz to 12 oz of Marijuana a class 1 Drug Misdemeanor, Possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine a class 4 Drug Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Drug Petty Offense.
Jairo Morales-Ayala arrested on 03/13/18 DOB: 03/26/1996 Last known address: 44 East Emerald Lane, Parachute, CO 81650 Charges of: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor a class 4 felony, Obstructing a peace officer a class 2 misdemeanor.
An arrest warrant was issued on 03/14/2018 for: Marlene Dean Hunter DOB: 03/28/1982 Last known address of: 44 East Emerald Lane, Parachute, CO 81635 Charges of: Forgery of a government issued document a class 5 felony, Violation of bail bond conditions a class 6 felony, Child abuse-Negligence/No Injury, and Possession of drug paraphernalia a drug petty offense. Bond of $2,500.00.