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CORRECTION: In Sunday’s edition, a Copshop item reversed the roles of two suspects in a July 14 break-in at the Pit Stop car wash. Toby Aaron Gallegos, 19, listed as homeless but reportedly a Silt resident, was standing outside the car wash when he was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft and criminal mischief. Cean J. Prebble, 18, of Silt was the suspect who police said forced his way inside, where he was arrested. Prebble was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and on suspicion of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft and criminal mischief. (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 July 15, Rifle police responded to a 911 call for a report of a domestic violence situation. Police said the investigation revealed that Jesse Hayes, 23, of Rifle shoved his wife during an argument. When she went to another part of the house rented to a tenant, police said Hayes broke the door and hung up the phone when 911 was called. Hayes was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, harassment, second-degree burglary, criminal mischief and obstruction of telephone service. -On July 18, Rifle police were told that someone stole two cement figures from the front yard of 1202 Munro. The figures were statues of two children – one with a fishing pole and another eating a slice of watermelon. The statues are valued at about $250. The case is under investigation. -On July 18, Rifle police were called with a report that Philip McCune, 30 of Rifle was arguing with his wife and tried to stop her when she attempted to leave. Police said he caused her minor injuries when he took the cell phone from her. He then allegedly smashed the phone on the street. Phillip was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, obstruction of telephone service, harassment, criminal mischief and obstructing a police officer. -On July 18, Glenwood Springs police were called by a woman who said she was hit by her boyfriend the night before. Police contacted the boyfriend, Chadd Simpson, 32, of Glenwood Springs, and arrested him on suspicion of two separate counts of harassment and obstruction of telephone service. -On July 20, a Glenwood Springs police officer reported seeing a vehicle weaving and almost hitting his vehicle. Edin Tena, 23, of Carbondale was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license, drunken driving, DUI per se, careless driving and no proof of insurance.-During the early-morning hours of July 21, Glenwood Springs police responded to the Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge for a report of unlawful sexual contact. No arrests have been made and the case is under investigation.

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