Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Woman Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

Woman So Drunk She Can't Talk, Three Kids In Her Care

Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday evening, deputies were dispatched to a park in the area of 32 1/2 and D 1/2 Roads, in Clifton, for a reported adult female excessively intoxicated. Deputies found the woman, Amberly Roswell, 31, of Grand Junction, only able to mumble unintelligible words/sounds. Three children, ranging in age from 2 to 6 years old, were thirsty and placed in an air conditioned vehicle by deputies after it was determined they were associated with Amberly. 

The vehicle on-site within Amberly immediate location had empty soda cans, trash and dirty diapers in it, as noted by deputies in their arrest report. A half empty bottle of vodka was also found inside the vehicle. Deputies had Department of Human Services caseworkers respond to the scene to appropriately care for the children while Amberly was transported by ambulance to an area hospital due to her level of intoxication.

According to court records, Amberly is restrained from consuming alcohol or illegal controlled substances from a prior DUI conviction (in 2013). She was combative with deputies and the Clifton Fire Department (ambulance crew). She was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges associated with child abuse, violation of a protection order and driving under restraint because of previous DUI.

A booking photo is not currently available, but will be posted here when it becomes available. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our detention facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.