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Dillon resident charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after alleged altercation at Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House

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On November 8, 2021, a manager at Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House – pictured here on Friday February 4 – was allegedly assaulted by a customer after the customer argued with another employee. The client was charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct.
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On November 8, a manager at Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House was allegedly assaulted by a customer after the customer argued with another employee.

According to a Breckenridge Police Department report, the incident happened around 8:15 a.m. at the bakery. The report says Dillon resident Stephen Wahl overheard Clint’s Bakery employee Kyle Peel talking about him and got upset. The report states that Peel and Wahl previously worked together at Green Dragon Cannabis Co.

The two argued, but Wahl eventually pulled away and headed to the second level of the bakery, where he allegedly had another verbal argument with manager Kelley Wren.



After ordering a sandwich, the report says Wahl told Wren she had an employee who was speaking ill of a customer. He later came back and started yelling at her and called her a sexist slur, according to the report. On leaving the restaurant, he allegedly threw something against the door and spat on the floor.

The report says Wren followed him to get his license plate number. Wahl then spat on her, according to the report. In response, Wren slapped him. Wahl then allegedly punched her twice in the face and then kneeled her in the stomach and chin.



The report says a group of individuals came out and arrested Wahl, one of whom was his father who was in a car outside the store waiting to pick him up from the bakery. The two quickly left.

The report said there were visible marks on Wren’s face consistent with his statement and with witness accounts of the incident. She initially refused medical attention, but eventually told Breckenridge officers that her stomach was starting to hurt, so the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District was called in to assess her.

According to the report, Stephen’s father, Thomas Wahl, said his son had had altercations in the past, but this was the first time he realized his son was physically attacking someone.

The report says that when officers arrived at Stephen Wahl’s home later that day, he said he wanted to “be as compliant as possible”. In the report, when officers asked him what happened, he said he tried to get rid of Wren after she hit him. He also repeatedly said that he did not remember hitting her, but that he used his arms and knees to push her away. He also noted that “things got blurry.”

“I’m not saying what I did was 100% here, you know,” Stephen Wahl said in the report.

The report stated that there were visible marks on Stephen Wahl’s face consistent with Wren’s slap.

According to the report, Stephen Wahl was not arrested because he was not considered a danger to society. He was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct and originally had a court hearing scheduled for January 12, which was postponed to February 23.

Officers told Stephen Wahl he was not allowed to return to the bakery and left him the countywide Mental Assessment Response Team number.

Wren said that since the altercation in November, she has been trying to come to terms with what happened.

“Honestly not much has happened (since November) except I feel pretty defeated by it all and I’m trying to work on my own mental health and hopefully he doesn’t come back more at Clint,” Wren said.

Stephen Wahl and his attorney declined to comment by the deadline.