Blotter: Aug. 09, 2009

Vail wildfire contained

* A wildfire that started Friday afternoon near West Vail was reported Saturday as 100 percent contained.

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management team said in a news release that roughly an acre of lodgepole pine forest was burned on U.S. Forest Service land just above West Vail.

The fire began Friday afternoon, and a cause has not been determined.

2 hurt in motorcycle crash

• Excessive speed is suspected in a motorcycle crash that hospitalized a rider and his passenger late Thursday in Garfield County, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers said Darrin Wood, 22, of Glenwood Springs, was driving north on County Road 109 between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs around 8:15 p.m., when Wood failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the left side of the road.

Wood was pinned underneath the motorcycle and suffered serious head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, troopers said. His passenger, Tanya Voigt, 35, of Cabondale, was thrown from the bike. She was treated and released from Valley View Hospital.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A burglar broke into a shed Friday and stole a bicycle in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue. The bicycle was valued at less than $500.

• A motorcycle was reported stolen Friday from the 500 block of Bookcliff Avenue. The loss was estimated at more than $1,000.

• Two known women rented a 12-seat Ford van from a local business Friday and failed to return it when it was due. The owners filed an auto theft report Friday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A man in the 500 block of West Willow Drive in Clifton on Friday reported seeing two women walking around an apartment complex with flashlights looking inside vehicles and properties.

• A woman in the 400 block of 32 Road in Clifton reported Friday that an unknown man was calling her home but saying nothing, instead breathing heavily into the phone. When deputies called him, he reportedly hung up.


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