Blotter, Feb. 23, 2013



Potato used as projectile

A 65-year-old Mesa County man was knocked to the ground when two men launched a potato out of a car window and drove off, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The potato hit the man in the chest, and would likely leave a bruise, police said. The man told deputies he did not need an ambulance. The incident occurred on 32 Road in front of Pizza Hut when the man was walking on the sidewalk Thursday just before 5 p.m. The suspects were two white men in their early 20s, and the victim could hear them laughing as they drove off south on the Interstate 70 Business Loop, the Sheriff’s Department report said.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■  An officer completed a welfare check on a husband on Feb. 11. “He was OK. He had been sick with the flu. He was advised to call his wife,” the report said.

■  An officer took a report of a stolen iPod at Palisade High School on Feb. 12.

■  An officer responded to a fight that occurred at Palisade High School on Feb. 15. Two male students received summonses for disorderly conduct.

■  A woman left her 1 1/2 year-old child in the car while she went into Taylor Elementary School on Feb. 15. The child pushed the door lock button. An officer waited by the vehicle until a locksmith arrived.

■  An officer was called to Interstate 70 on a report of someone running into traffic on Feb. 16. No one was on the interstate when the officer arrived.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Someone broke into a home in the 2700 block of Nine Iron Drive and caused damages of more than $20,000 on Dec. 14.

■  Someone stole items valued at more than $500 from a vehicle in the 3100 block of N. 12th St. on Feb. 12.

■  Dennis McHugh, 55, was arrested for failing to vacate a business as requested in the 800 block of Pitkin Avenue on Sunday. Officers also determined that McHugh had a warrant out for his arrest.

■  Someone was out less than $1,000 on Dec. 26, 2012, when three checks were stolen from a mailbox and later cashed.

■  Items valued at more than $1,000 were taken from a home in the 700 block of South Seventh Street on Dec. 31.


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