During the week of January 24, Trinidad Police Department (TPD) recorded seven arrests as reported on the city’s arrest log. Two of those arrests were due to outstanding warrants. Of these arrests, three of the seven reports were available from TPD as of January 27.

On January 23, TPD assistance was requested by Trinidad Ambulance District to help with a female identified as Ashley Sylvester who had punched a paramedic after agreeing to be transported. In the report, Officer Paul Tebedo stated that paramedics had been called due to Sylvester having a seizure, being under the influence of alcohol, and her stating she had not been taking her medication. Once restrained and calmed down, paramedics transported Sylvester to Mt. San Rafael Hospital Emergency Room for further care. After clearing the Emergency Room, Sylvester was transported to Las Animas County Detention Center where she was charged with assault in the second degree for striking a paramedic and disorderly conduct.

Also on January 23, TPD Officer Paul Tebedo carried out a routine stop in regards to an individual, later identified as Brandt Kephart, who had ran a stop sign. After Kephart stated he had a couple of drinks at Brix, Officer Tebedo conducted voluntary roadside maneuvers. A preliminary breath test resulted in a .121 BrAC (breath alcohol concentration). Kephart was taken into custody and placed at the Las Animas County Detention Center for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both and driving with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08.

On January 21, officers reported that they observed a blue SUV leave what they stated to be a known drug distribution house in the 300 block of E Strong Ave. After confirming that the driver, Kayle Quintana had two warrants for her arrest, officers made contact with Quintana and after being taken into custody, was transported to the Emergency Room where she was medically cleared for jail and/or detox. Officers then transported Quintana to Las Animas County Detention Center where she was read the contraband advisement and confirmed to officers that she had no contraband on or in her possession. Once in the jail, Sheriff’s Deputies stated they had found a wadded piece of foil containing .6 grams of black tar heroin. During a strip search another sheet of used foil with a blackened, burned residue and a small plastic baggie with a brown residue inside were also found on Quintana’s person. After clearing detox, she was placed in Las Animas County Detention Center.

Arrests still awaiting requested reports include Rachel Martinez, Laura Fabec, and Brittany Washburn on January 21 and Robert Harding on January 22. The Chronicle-News will continue to attempt to retrieve unfulfilled requests for reports.

Noteable blotter incidents for January 24, 25, and 26 are as follows:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

At around 9 a.m. officers responded to a call of theft on Stonewall Avenue.

At around 10 a.m. officers responded to two thefts, one on San Luis, the other on Beech Street.

At around 11:30 a.m. officers responded to a theft on Freedom Road.

At around Noon officers responded to a call of harassment on Goddard Avenue.

At around 2 p.m. officers responded to another call of harassment at Cimino Park.

At around 10 p.m. officers responded to a call of vice drugs at McDonalds on Nevada.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

At around 1:45 p.m. officers responded to a call of trespassing on Leone Drive.

At around 4 p.m. officers responded to a shoplifting incident at Safeway.

At around 4:45 p.m. officers responded to a call of vice drugs on Animas.

At around 5:45 p.m. officers responded to a second shoplifting incident at Safeway.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

At around 4 a.m. officers responded to a call of auto theft on Linden Avenue.

At around 1 p.m. officers responded to a call of trespassing at Family Dollar.

At around 5:45 p.m. officers responded to a shoplifting incident at Big R.

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