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.


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