Blotter: April 6, 2014

No suspect in shooting

One person was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital early Saturday morning with an apparent gunshot wound that Grand Junction police said did not appear life-threatening.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, officers responded to the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 50 on Orchard Mesa at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday on a 911 report of shots fired.  Arriving at the scene, officers were told there was a victim with a gunshot wound in the 2690 block of U.S. Highway 50, according to police.

Several officers responded and investigated, but no suspect was immediately found. Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information should call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867 (241-STOP).

Man rescued from river


A man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital Saturday afternoon after walking into the Colorado River at Riverbend Park in Palisade and being rescued on the other side by emergency personnel.

The man, who possibly was suicidal, walked into the river and swam to the side, said Palisade Assistant Fire Chief Mike Lorsung.

The Clifton Fire Protection District and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office each responded to the scene with a boat and EMTs picked up the man from the far bank, Lorsung said.

The man was unconscious but alive and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Charles Gordon, 35, was arrested March 30 in the 1800 block of North 21st Street on suspicion of false imprisonment and physical harassment.

■  Kevin Wayne Cruz, 49, was arrested and issued a summons Tuesday night at First Street and Grand Avenue on suspicion of being drunk in the road, obstruction and resisting arrest. Steven Maros, 53, also was issued a summons on suspicion of being drunk in the road.

■  Thomas Kibel, 58, was issued a summons Wednesday morning at North Avenue and North Seventh Street on suspicion of driving with a restrained license, driving with no proof of insurance and displaying expired plates.

■  Jennifer Altamirano, 27, was issued a summons Thursday evening on suspicion of shoplifting from and trespassing at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.


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