Blotter, April 17, 2014

Gas leak closes bridge

The eastbound lanes of the Grand Avenue bridge were closed for a period of time Wednesday afternoon as authorities investigated a reported gas leak in the area.

A road crew working in the immediate area of the bridge reported a small gas line breach around 4:15 p.m. Traffic was routed away from the bridge for more than a half-hour, and authorities reopened the bridge to both lanes of traffic just after 4:45 p.m.

Deputies handle tantrum


A 10-year-old boy faces criminal mischief charges after deputies were called Tuesday to Clifton Elementary on a report of an out-of-control student who damaged four desks during a tantrum, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The boy told his teacher he’d stayed up all night to watch the “Blood Moon,” before his teacher suggested that wasn’t a good idea because of tests scheduled on Tuesday, according to a case report. The boy got angry and “threw his desk across the room” among other items, the report said. The other 18 students were evacuated from the room.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Police opened an investigation after a driver abandoned a vehicle early Wednesday near South Broadway after officers received a report of a man driving erratically near Monument and Mariposa roads. The driver sped away during an initial contact attempt by officers at 1:15 a.m., and the officers suspended a pursuit for safety reasons.

■ Meta Boon, 22, is accused of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest after being contacted at 10th Street and North Avenue on Monday.

■ Jarrod Meek, 20, is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in the 400 block of Gunnison Avenue on Sunday.

■ George Rich, 64, is accused of DUI after being contacted in the 1100 block of Bunting Avenue on Monday.

■ Kyle Fay, 23, was issued a summons for obstructing a peace officer at N. 2nd Street and Grand Avenue on Tuesday.

■ Someone stole property valued at less than $5,000 from 2401 North Ave. on March 25.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A theft was reported from 825 E. Ottley Ave. on April 5. There are no suspects.

■ A threat with a weapon was reported at 794 S. Mesa St. on April 6.

■ Someone charged more than $3,500 to a victim’s credit card without their knowledge at 235 E. Lexington Way on April 7.

■ Someone reported and act of criminal mischief on April 8.

■ Items stolen from 637 W, Aspen Ave. on April 8, and were recovered by the Fort Morgan Police Department from a known juvenile male.

■ A vandalism report was taken at 527 Hall St. on April 9.

■ Damage from a reported vandalism at 824 E. Ottley Ave. on April 12 is estimated at $200.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Deputies were called Tuesday to a report of a mother assaulting a child in the front yard of a home in the 3000 block of Colorado Avenue. Two juveniles at the home in question said their mother had repeatedly hit them and was intoxicated. Deputies noted an odor of alcohol on the mother’s breath. The children were removed from the home and the deputy wrote in a report that an arrest warrant will be sought.

■ A deputy wrote in a report that Shelley Higgins, 39, will be charged with attempt to influence a public servant after allegedly falsifying employment information in a document presented to a judge during a bond hearing on March 28.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Rex L. Jones, 56, is accused of domestic violence, third-degree assault and misdemeanor menacing after an incident Tuesday in the 67300 block of East Borough Road.


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