Man arrested for impersonating an officer, entering a home


MEEKER |  A 31-year-old male who recently moved to Meeker was arrested the evening of Dec. 3. The man is alleged to have entered a home near his residence at 400 Garfield St., claiming to be a parole officer and looking for a female. 

When contacted by an officer, the man admitted to telling the residents that he was a parole officer.  Suspected drugs were found on his person. He was arrested and booked into Rio Blanco County Detention Center on numerous charges including: impersonating an officer, unlawful possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia, trespass and is being held on a parole hold himself.

“This is a reminder to lock your doors,” said Meeker Chief of Police Phil Stubblefield.