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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.-On Aug. 29, Rifle police talked to a 14-year-old boy who said he was approached by a 14-year-old female who grabbed him, ripped his shirt and threatened him. The incident is under investigation. -On Aug. 30, Rifle police received a report of a man stumbling out of his car and into Jon’s Liquors. Police arrived at the store as the man, Jos Navarro, 30, of Rifle was allegedly getting ready to leave. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and no insurance. -On Aug. 31, Rifle police took a report of an intoxicated woman causing trouble at the fairgrounds. According to the report, Wendy Thibault, 32, of Rifle came into a concert at the Garfield County Fairgrounds without paying, climbed up to the stage and grabbed the singer’s microphone, then began shouting obscenities and racial slurs at the crowd. She apparently was upset about the noise being generated by the concert. Thibault was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. -On Sept. 1, Rifle police took a report of an accident on West 12th Street. Phillip Morford, 32, of Rifle was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, reckless driving and on a warrant from La Plata County. -On Sept. 7, Rifle police arrested Cody Wells, 35, on suspicion of drunken driving. -On Sept. 8, Rifle police arrested Michael Rivas, 21, on suspicion of drunken driving. -On Sept. 8, Rifle police arrested Wade Mortensen, 41, of Rifle on suspicion of drunken driving and driving without a license. -On Sept. 5, Glenwood Springs police arrested Jesse Shearer, 33, of Houston after he turned himself in on a $5,000 nationwide Garfield County warrant.

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