Rifle PD: Wanted fugitive search continues

Rifle Police Department

On July 5, 2023, at approximately 4 p.m. Garfield County Sherriff’s Deputies were attempting to make contact with an individual with felony arrest warrants for a violent assault in the area of South Whiteriver and 7th St. South in Rifle Colorado. Bradley Wilczek, the male subject fled from police and a search ensued. Rifle Police Officers, Garfield County Sherriff’s Deputies, and  SPEAR officers searched the area for Wilczek for several hours. At approximately 8:40 p.m., acting on a tip that the suspect was inside his residence, a search warrant was granted. A search of the residence was executed with the assistance of the Garfield County All Hazards Response Team, but Wilczek was not inside.

Bradley Wiczek is a wanted felon. Wiczek, born in 1982, is a white male, with brown hair, and green eyes, 5′ 6″ tall weighing 180 pounds, and a single-leg amputee. If you see Wiczek please call 911.

We would like to thank the residents of Southwest Rifle for their patience and understanding as we worked the area late into the night. We’ve had several witnesses come forward with information. If you have any information or video regarding this incident please contact Garfield County Dispatch Center at 970-625-8095.

At this time there is no elevated risk to the public but we do want to remind everyone to lock your home and vehicle doors and windows. This investigation is ongoing with an outstanding arrest warrant. Updates will be released as we are able.

All suspects are considered innocent until adjudicated guilty in a court of law.

July 5 incident report

Rifle PD: Wanted fugitive search continues