Blotter, Dec. 2, 2016

Man’s body identified

A man whose body was found near Orchard Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday died of a “pre-existing health problem,” and has been identified as Thomas Shepard, 35, of Grand Junction, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.

A passer-by reported finding Shepard’s body in the early morning near the intersection of Orchard Avenue and 19th Street.

Police said that, other than the fact that the body was apparently found in public and on a road, initial investigations didn’t show anything immediately suspicious Shepard’s death.

Mesa County Chief Deputy Coroner Victor Yahn wrote that Shepard’s death was due to natural causes.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone broke into a residence in the 1500 block of Crest View Court on Nov. 19, and stole items valued at less than $30,000.

■ Roland Manalo, 22, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs on Nov. 26.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Someone removed $60 of property from and did $200 worth of damage to a vehicle in the 2900 block of North Avenue on Nov. 25.

■ Tires were stolen from a shed in the 10000 block of 48 1/4 Road on Sept. 1.

■ Robert Johnson, 25, is accused of burglary, theft and drug possession on Nov. 23.

■ Steven Wiesner, 46, is accused of exhibition of speed and DUI on Tuesday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Jason M. McHone, 33, Montrose, is accused of DUI, speeding and driving under restraint on Wednesday.


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