MEEKER I Convicted poacher and former outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 73, of Meeker, Colo., learned Aug. 25 that his appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has failed, affirming the 41-month prison sentence and fines he received in early 2013 for illegally baiting deer and elk with salt.
RBC I The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please make a comment on this posting. We will not release any information as to the […]
MEEKER I The Meeker Police Department concluded an investigation into criminal trespass and burglary cases earlier this week this past week. Nine juveniles were referred to court on 27 counts.
DINOSAUR I An autopsy report released this week indicates that James Brent Damon, the man who took a Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager and a Moffat County deputy sheriff hostage on March 9 between Dinosaur and the Utah border, had high levels of methamphetamine in his body at the time of his gunshot […]
RANGELY I The Rangely Police Department is seeking local help in solving a case of criminal mischief committed on some young trees on Rio Mesa Drive in Rangely.
MEEKER I On Friday, Kristina Ann Lopez, 23, one of two females who allegedly misrepresented themselves as relatives of Meeker residents in December while claiming to be selling magazines to fund a volleyball team’s trip to Florida, pleaded guilty to “theft of an at-risk victim,” a class 5 felony, but received a one-year deferred-judgment sentence.
DINOSAUR I On March 9, Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Nathan Martinez of Rangely told investigators that around 2 p.m. he was off Highway 40, approximately 10 miles east of the Utah border issuing a road kill permit when he took note that Moffat County Deputy Sheriff Bhrent Shock was just […]
MEEKER I Kristina Ann Lopez, 23, one of two females who allegedly misrepresented themselves as relatives of Meeker residents in December while claiming to be selling magazines to fund a volleyball team’s trip to Florida, failed to appear at her arraignment Feb. 20 at the Rio Blanco County Courthouse, prompting Judge John Neily to issue […]
RANGELY I At a sentencing hearing on Feb. 6 at the Rio Blanco Courthouse and as a result of a plea bargain, 21-year-old Rangely resident Michael Miner was sentenced to nine years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for the July 2014 rape of a 12-year-old Rangely girl.
MEEKER I In a preliminary hearing on Friday in Meeker, Public Defender Elise Myer entered a plea of “not guilty by reason of insanity” on behalf of her client, Logan Piper, in the stabbing of former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff in the parking lot of Pioneers Medical Center on Aug. 21, 2014.
MEEKER I At an executive session of the Meeker School District Board of Education on Jan. 20, the board upheld the year-long expulsion of two female students at Barone Middle School.
MEEKER I On Monday the Meeker Police Department announced that on Jan. 21 Meeker police officer Gardner Mendenhall developed information that led to locating Matthew Finley, 28, who was wanted out of Mesa County on a nationwide no-bond warrant for charges related to dangerous drugs.