Blotter, Aug. 25, 2013

Fall burn season starts Sept. 1

Summer fire restrictions end Sept. 1, the first day of fall burn season, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department.

Only those who first obtain a burn permit will be allowed to participate in open burning of dry weeds, garden waste, irrigation ditches and tree or shrub trimmings of less than 1 inch in diameter.

Grand Junction, Lower Valley and Clifton fire departments issue permits for their response areas. The Mesa County Health Department issues permits for all other areas in Mesa County. Grand Junction burn permits cost $15 and can be purchased by mailing to 625 Ute Ave., Grand Junction 81501.


According to Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Unknown persons forced entry into a vehicle in the 2700 block of Crossroads Boulevard around 8 p.m. Wednesday and removed items valued at more than $2,000.

■ Two unknown males unlawfully entered a vehicle in the 400 block of Sparn Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday but did not take anything.

■ Unknown persons attempted to gain entry into a residence in the 1100 block of Bookcliff Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, causing a loss of less than $500.

■ A known female was issued a summons on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $300, providing a false name to law enforcement and forging a government document at a retail store in the 2800 block of North Avenue around 1 p.m. Aug. 12.


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department didn’t release a report Saturday.


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I am one of those people who can’t breathe while this burning is happening. I wish people cared about other people in Grand Junction and wouldn’t burn.

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