Blotter, April 10, 2012

Elderly driver hits bus

An 85-year-old driver was cited Monday after he blew through a red light in downtown Grand Junction and slammed into a Grand Valley Transit bus, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Jack Oberly of Clifton was issued a summons on suspicion of disregarding a red light after witnesses said his Chevrolet Suburban, which was traveling east on Pitkin Avenue, struck a southbound GVT bus that was crossing the intersection at Seventh Street, according to police Sgt. Dave Stassen. The accident was reported shortly before 10 a.m.

None of the 10 passengers on the bus, including the driver, was injured. All were transferred to another bus, Stassen said.

Meth arrest in Fruita


Jason Boyd Anderson, 39, 235 S. Elm St., Unit B, Fruita, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to the Fruita Police Department.

Anderson also was arrested on suspicion of violating bond conditions, failing to use a turn signal, and driving while restrained from operating a vehicle because of a previous alcohol or drug offense, according to police.

He was booked into the Mesa County Jail shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Vehicle hits Pizza Hut


A driver ran a vehicle into Pizza Hut at 705 Horizon Drive about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

No injuries were reported in the incident. There was no apparent damage to the building’s brick wall.

The driver mistook the accelerator for the brake pedal, according to Grand Junction police dispatch reports Monday evening.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Joshua Moore, 31, was arrested Saturday at 424 Pitkin Ave. on suspicion of possession and use of a schedule II controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

■ A person is being investigated on suspicion of stealing more than $1,000 from an employer in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue beginning as early as Oct. 7.

■ A burglar entered a residence Friday in the 1200 block of Bookcliff Avenue and removed property valued at less than $1,000.

■ A burglar entered a residence March 27 in the 2600 block of Little Bookcliff Avenue and removed property valued at more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A girl was placed on a mental hold Saturday after allegedly taking prescription pills and posting suicidal statements on Facebook.

■ Items were removed from a mailbox and opened March 28 in the 3100 block of D 1/2 Road.

■ Property was damaged Saturday in the 3100 block of Sharptail Street and property valued at about $15 was removed.


According to the Delta Police Department:

■ Lee Hilty, 22, of Wheatland, Wyo., was issued a ticket Saturday on suspicion of failing to stop or yield at an intersection and causing a two-car crash at Eighth and Meeker streets. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and one person was taken by ambulance to Delta County Memorial Hospital.

■ Jordan M. King, 18, of Olathe, was issued a ticket Sunday on suspicion of careless driving and hitting two parked vehicles in the 200 block of Palmer Street.


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