Blotter, Sept. 25, 2012

Crash victim identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has named the 21-year-old man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash along Interstate 70 early Sunday.

They report that the victim was Jacob Michael Hall of Clifton, recently arrived from Maryland. The coroner reported Hall’s blood-alcohol level was .299. The state’s legal limit is .08.

Pot plants lead to arrest


Troy G. Peterson, 49, was arrested Friday at 526 1/2 28 1/2 Road on suspicion of growing more than a legal amount of marijuana plants in a trailer, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Police officers found eight potted marijuana plants, including four that appeared to be mature, inside the trailer, according to an arrest affidavit, plus two ceramic pipes that contained residue of suspected marijuana.

Colorado statute declares growing more than six but fewer than 30 marijuana plants is a Class Five felony unless a person is allowed to grow that amount as medical marijuana.

Peterson was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse involving manufacturing of controlled substances as well, according to police.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Nicholas Guzman, 22, was arrested Saturday at 2415 Grand Ave. on suspicion of causing more than $1,000 in damage to two vehicles using nunchakus while intoxicated and out of jail on bond.

■ More than $1,000 in damage was caused to a motor vehicle parked Sept. 21 in the parking lot of Springhill Suites, 236 Main St.

■ An unknown person committed second-degree burglary and theft of less than $1,000 in property Sept. 13 in the 1100 block of White Avenue.

■ Property valued at less than $500 was taken Friday from an unlocked vehicle in the 1200 block of North 12th Street.

■ Property valued at less than $500 was taken Sept. 16 from an unlocked vehicle in the 2500 block of Forest Hills Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies responded to a reported suspicious person Friday in the 900 block of Coffman Road.

■ Vandalism was reported Wednesday in the 500 block of Bowstring Drive.

■ Deputies were called Sept. 17 on a report of a stolen license plate in the 500 block of 32 1/2 Road.

■ A vehicle was reported stolen Thursday in the 1500 block of 19 Road.

■ Glen Petterson, 49, address unavailable, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of a county ordinance violation for loitering for the purpose of begging.

■ Items were reported stolen Sept. 18 from a vehicle in the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue.

■ Deputies were called Sept. 17 to a report of vandalism in the 3000 block of Colorado Avenue.

■ Unspecified items were stolen Sunday from a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Silver Mountain Drive.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ About $1,000 in damage was reported Friday to construction equipment near milepost 72 of U.S. Highway 6 near Parachute. There were no suspects.

■ Michael Dylan Payne, 15, New Castle, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a prior offender, driving under restraint, and manufacturing a controlled substance, after a traffic stop near Silt.

■ Richard James Conklin, 49, Parachute, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of third-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, after deputies were called to a reported fight in progress.


According to the Delta Police Department:

■ A 16-year-old Delta boy was arrested Sept. 18 on suspicion of third-degree assault and attempted robbery.

■ Lindsey R. Whitefield, 32, Eckert, was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI, following too closely and child abuse, after she was allegedly involved in a two-vehicle collision near U.S. Highway 50 and First Street.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were called Friday to a livestock problem reported in the 1100 block of Spring Creek Road.

■ Deputies contacted a hunter by cellphone after the hunter had been reported missing Saturday in the area of Highway 90 and the Silesca Ranger Station.

■ Deputies were called Sunday on a report of possible shots fired in the 14700 block of Marine Road.


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