Blotter, Feb. 27, 2013

Elderly man dead in Utah

An 81-year-old man reported missing Saturday was found Monday night by Utah sheriff’s deputies when they responded to an unattended death about 11 miles west of the Colorado border.

Police closed the investigation into the whereabouts of Lou Schneider with the discovery, and the death is not believed to be suspicious, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Schneider was reported missing on Saturday evening by his family, who believe he went missing sometime after eating a meal at the Golden Corral restaurant in Grand Junction.

Investigator Brent Pace with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said Schneider’s body was discovered about two-thirds of a mile from his car, which had run off the road in a remote area. Pace said Schneider tried to walk back to Glade Park but died on the way.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ William Erickson, 22, was issued a summons on suspicion of shoplifting less than $100 worth of merchandise from City Market, 200 Rood Ave., on Sunday.

■ Danielle Vanness, 29, is accused of driving under revocation, failing to obtain registration, and not having insurance.

■ Allen Shelton, 40, was issued a summons on suspicion of driving under suspension on Sunday.

■ Travis Collins, 34, is accused of shoplifting from City Market, 200 Rood Ave., on Sunday.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a vehicle in the 2500 block of Rimrock Avenue on Sunday and caused a loss of less than $1,000.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A burglary was reported in the Battlement Mesa area on Monday. The case is under investigation.


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