Police Blotter, July 11, 2010

Car ‘keyed’ in front of cop

Connor Duffey, 25, 2489 H Road, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief after a Grand Junction officer allegedly observed him use his keys to scratch the length of another vehicle in the parking lot of Fantasy, 2258 Colex Drive, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

3 robbed in Redlands

Grand Junction police were looking for a man Sunday who reportedly walked into a home in the 1800 block of Ridge Drive in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, brandished a handgun and stole property valued at less than $1,000 from three people.

Police Sgt. William Baker said the victims in the case knew the suspect. Baker declined to release other details.

Boating accident injury

A 25-year-old Grand Junction man was hospitalized Sunday after his leg was cut by a boat’s propeller as he was swimming back to the boat at Highline Lake State Park, according to Colorado Park Ranger Eric Los.

The boat’s motor had been placed in neutral, but the propeller continued to spin in an apparent mechanical malfunction, Los said. The man suffered a gash in his left thigh, in addition to cuts on his knee and shin. The incident happened just before noon.

Wildfire nearly contained

Firefighters expect to fully contain a 340-acre fire near Rangely by this evening. No structures were immediately threatened.

The fire was 70 percent contained as of midday Sunday. Fire officials say the blaze was reported Friday and was started by lightning. It was burning in pinon and juniper, sagebrush and grass.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Police learned Friday that a unknown person in Great Falls, Mont., has been using a local person’s Social Security number while trying to get a job.

Jorge Negrete, 28, 567 Dawn Court,  Unit 1, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft of merchandise from Herbergers, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

David Morehead, 37, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of being an intoxicated pedestrian in the roadway and unlawful crossing of roadway by a pedestrian in the area of First Street and White Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A window was reportedly broken Saturday in a possible attempted burglary at a business in the 3100 block F Road. The window was valued at approximately $250.

Deputies were called Saturday to the 500 block of Placer Street on a report of roughly 15 people fighting at a residence. The brawl involved family members, and nobody sought to press charges.

Christopher Bynum, 37, address unavailable, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of third-degree assault after he allegedly hit the manager at a bar in the 3200 block of Interstate 70 Business. The alleged assault happened after Bynum wasn’t allowed inside the bar per the establishment’s dress code.


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