Editor’s note: The following information comes from official police department incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven or otherwise pleading guilty in court.-Over the Labor Day holiday, the Colorado State Patrol will reintroduce accident prevention teams. In the Glenwood Springs area, the team will concentrate on Highway 82. State troopers will also be working with officers from sheriff and police departments along the corridor to promote safe driving practices through enforcement and education.-On Aug. 16, Rifle police took a report of criminal mischief at the Rose Hill Cemetery. At least 27 headstones at the cemetery were pushed over and several of those were damaged. The amount of damage exceeds $5,000. The case is under investigation. -On Aug. 18, Glenwood Springs police were advised of a careless driver involved in an accident. Officers contacted the driver, Christopher S. Wille, 41, of Basalt, and arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving and careless driving. -On Aug. 19, Glenwood Springs police arrested Donald B. MacDougal, 39, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of third-degree assault for allegedly punching his girlfriend and suspicion of child abuse for allegedly striking his young daughter. -On Aug. 22, Glenwood Springs police arrested Gail E. Rounce, 29, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of drunken driving and speeding. -On Aug. 23, Glenwood Springs police were called to the Ramada Inn for a report of a suicidal man who was breaking windows and threatening to jump out of the building. Police received another report that the man also set fire to the building. Victor Mills Jr. was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest. -On Aug. 22, Rifle police responded to a disturbance between two neighbors. They contacted Robert Eugene Bridges, 66, and arrested him on a warrant for failure to appear on original charges of driving under the influence. -On Aug. 22, Rifle police responded to a domestic violence call at the Buckskin Inn. Police took Daniel Jordan, 35, of Rifle into custody on suspicion of harassment and domestic violence.-On Aug. 23, Rifle police received a report of a disorderly magazine salesman. According to reports the salesman opened the screen door of a residence and called the resident an abusive name and made an obscene gesture when he was asked to leave. Police arrested Constantin Harmann on suspicion of disorderly conduct.-On Aug. 23, Rifle police responded to a report of domestic violence at 101 Ray Ave. After two visits, police arrested Clinton Estell, 44, for allegedly striking his wife.
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