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On Feb. 13, the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team with the assistance of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 0437 Juniper in Glenwood Springs. Two people, Aron Jules Mooney, 18, of Glenwood Springs and Jason Basinger, 22, of Phoenix, were arrested on suspicion of distribution of marijuana. -On Feb. 10, Melissa Kay Sparkman, 22, of Basalt was arrested by Silt police on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and also taken in for a felony warrant for allegedly failing to appear on forgery charges.-On Feb. 14, Silt police responded to a Silt business when they found Michael P. Nicks, 25, of Rifle was wanted on a Garfield County warrant.-On Feb. 11, an alleged date rape occurred in Carbondale. The victim called police a half hour after the incident. Carbondale police have a suspect, but no charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation. -On Feb. 14, vandals sprayed graffitti on buildings at several points around Carbondale. Police are investigating.-On Feb. 15 at 10:30 p.m., a Carbondale police officer arrested a juvenile on drunk driving charges, after stopping the car for speeding.-On Feb. 16, Carbondale police were called by the Cowen Center regarding a gas skip. Officers contacted the wife of the skipper, and she came in to pay off the $13.50 charge.-On Feb. 14, Rifle police took a report of an incident between an woman and her husband, Frank Ruiz, 38, of Rifle. Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence. -On Feb. 15, Rifle police pulled over Paul Friel, 42, for driving with a headlight out. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, no headlights and driving after revocation. -On Feb. 15, Rifle police stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver, Clinton Dale Hays, 27, of Fred, Texas, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. -On Feb. 16, Rifle police were notified of $21,320 worth of missing items and damage to Boats USA on Railroad Avenue. Two CD players were stolen, there were slashes in a tarp boat cover, slashes in two boat seats, cigarette burns on a steering wheel and fire extinguisher spray on two motor intakes. The case is under investigation.

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