Blotter, Aug. 19, 2013

Two cyclists recovering

Two cyclists were recovering from their injuries Sunday after a Saturday crash while descending the east exit of the Colorado National Momument, said Ranger Joel Barnett.

The cyclists, whose names were not released, were traveling at a high rate of speed when they appeared to lose control, Barnett said.

One, a 37-year-old man, veered into oncoming traffic and suffered multiple injuries, fracturing several ribs, collapsing a lung and rupturing his spleen, Barnett said, adding that he underwent surgery and his recovering in an intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The other man, a 53-year-old, appeared to have hit his brakes too hard and flipped over his front tire, Barnett said. He injured a hip and is to undergo surgery today, Barnett said.

The two men were related, he said.

No charges will be filed against the two men or the women driving a Jeep that the younger man ran into, Barnett said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Three juvenile males were issued summonses Monday on suspicion of trespassing in the 1400 block of Wellington Avenue.

■  Joshua Ledford, 30, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of obstructing a telephone communication in the 500 block of Princess Street.

■  Two juvenile females were issued summonses Wednesday on suspicion of shoplifting at Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■  A female is suspected of stealing a vehicle valued at less than $20,000 Wednesday from the Mesa County Workforce Center, 2897 North Ave on Wednesday.

■  Kate Baecker, 36, was jailed Thursday on suspicion of resisting arrest, criminal mischief, second-degree criminal tampering, obstructing a telephone service, harassment and third-degree assault.

■ Someone stole a vehicle Thursday in the 700 block of Horizon Avenue, causing a loss of more than $20,000.

■  A 15-year-old male was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of abusing toxic vapors and theft of items valued at more than $500 at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■  Daniel Valenzuela, 41, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of trespassing in the 600 block of Main Street.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
eTear Sheets/ePayments

© 2017 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy