Blotter: Aug. 28, 2009

2 hospitalized after crash

• Kimberly Cowles, 39, of Parachute, was listed in critical condition Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries suffered in Wednesday’s rollover accident on Interstate 70. Cowles’ sister, Sherrie Fuller, 49, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., was listed in good condition. The women were occupants in a 2000 Chevy Blazer which lost control at a curve east of Palisade, hit the median wall and rolled near milepost 44. One woman was ejected. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Don Moseman said they’re still investigating who was behind the wheel and alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.

Fire District celebrates

• The Rifle Fire Protection District will be hosting an open house Sept. 12 in celebration of its 102nd anniversary. Public safety agencies from Garfield County and the surrounding areas will participate in the event to conduct a number of demonstrations. There will be rides on firetrucks for children. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at station 1, 1850 Railroad Ave. The following day, Sunday, Sept. 13, the department will conduct CPR and AED courses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $5 certification fee is required but all other costs are covered. For more information, contact Ken McCracken at 319-5747.

2 accused of break-ins

• Two men were in custody Thursday in Edwards on suspicion of burglarizing a business and breaking into vehicles there, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department. Jessie Medina, 26, of Dotsero, and Devon Ewing, 21, of Gypsum, were each charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and theft by receiving. Officers with the Vail Police Department contacted the Sheriff’s Department after finding items on the men that belonged to Mountain Estates Builders while investigating an unrelated incident. A laptop computer, a camera, checks and other items were taken from the business. The men are also suspected of breaking into vehicles parked in an underground lot at Riverwalk during a Wednesday incident, the Sheriff’s Department said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Items valued at more than $1,000 were taken Aug. 23 from a home in the 400 block of Chatfield Lane.

• Officers took a report Wednesday that two juveniles were sexually assaulted in the northeast section of Grand Junction.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A resident in the 2800 block of Caboose Ave. reported that people in a green sport utility vehicle drove up to his home Wednesday afternoon and picked peaches from his tree.

• Someone attempted to force entry into a home in the 400 block of 32 Road the early morning Thursday but the suspect was scared away after a light was turned on.


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