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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 Sept. 8, Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Craig Stadlman, 43, of Glenwood Springs for suspicion of false reporting to authorities after he filed a report that a Garfield County Jail detention officer used excessive force on him. The case was investigated and it was determined that the report was false, the sheriff’s department said. -On Sept. 23 at 1:50 p.m., a downvalley bound tow truck rear-ended a Ford sedan on Highway 82 at the Colorado Mountain College turnoff. The Ford’s driver, Joseph Casteel, 59, suffered minor injures but was not hospitalized, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Downvalley traffic was diverted to a single lane for 40 minutes. Tow truck driver Daniel Laughter, 44, received a citation for operating a defective vehicle, the state patrol said.-On Sept. 16 at 10:30 p.m., Glenwood Springs police said a 32-year-old Glenwood Springs man attempted to commit suicide in lower Veltus Park. The man, who Glenwood Springs police chief Terry Wilson declined to identify, shot himself in the head. Wilson said as of Wednesday afternoon, the man was in “very critical condition.”


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