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Editor’s note: The following information comes from official police and sheriff’s department incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.

– On March 31, New Castle police received a report that at around 5 p.m., a white man driving a small, red car with either North Carolina or South Carolina license plates pulled alongside a 12-year-old girl who was walking by herself near Kathryn Senor Elementary School.

The man reportedly exposed himself to the girl while still in his vehicle.

The incident was interrupted by a passing person and the man reportedly fled west in the car on Castle Valley Boulevard.

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The suspect is described as a white man, around 40 years old with dark hair and a goatee.

Police suspect that the man was involved in a similar incident in October 2003.

New Castle police are asking anyone with information to call them at 984-2302.

– On March 21, Rifle police arrested Alfredo G. Melgar, 35, of Rifle on suspicion of drunken driving and no driver’s license. He was released to a sober party.

– On March 20, Rifle police pulled over a driver for speeding on Railroad Avenue. The driver, Karen Wessel, 19, no address given, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Her passenger, Sarah Maisonave, 19, no address given, was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol.

– On March 19, Rifle police arrested Ed Berger, 35, of New Castle on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se, reckless driving and child abuse for having juvenile passengers.

– On March 20, Rifle police arrested Jose Hernandez, 22, of Rifle on suspicion of drunken driving, DUI per se and no tail lamps.


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