Blotter, Jan. 30, 2013

Avalanche tied to 2 skiers

Two skiers on Sunday escaped injury after they were suspected of causing an avalanche in the Bear Creek area near Telluride, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department.

The skiers were observed in the area skiing outside a boundary area, triggering a slide that caught and carried one of the individuals for an unspecified distance, the agency said. The other skier was able to make it back to the boundary area, where he was met by the Telluride Ski Patrol. A Sheriff’s Department search and rescue fixed-wing aircraft was deployed and spotted tracks leaving the area. It was later learned the second individual had made it back to town.

The man was “counseled about the importance of reporting such incidents in order to mitigate any further risks to rescuers,” a release said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Dennis McHugh, 55, was cited Sunday on suspicion of being intoxicated in the roadway. Asked how much he’d consumed, McHugh reportedly replied “enough” when an officer found him Sunday lying in the intersection of Hall and Chuluota avenues.

■  Michael Knapp, 30, was cited Sunday on suspicion of obstructing peace officers after being contacted in the area of 29 1/4 and D roads.

■  Gloria West, 48, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft at 2692 U.S. Highway 50.

■  Damage was estimated at more than $1,000 after a window was broken in the 300 block of Hearthstone Court on Jan. 20.

■  Two girls, 13 and 14, were cited Saturday on suspicion of theft at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■  A vehicle parked Thursday at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, was reported damaged. Loss was more than $1,000.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies completed civil evictions at five local properties between Jan. 22 and Jan. 24.

■  Deputies were called Jan. 22 on a shoplifting report at the Clifton City Market.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■  Misty Whittington, 36, was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine in the 500 block of South Sixth Street.

■  A theft from a vehicle was reported Monday in the 100 block of North Mesa. An investigation continues.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Judy Workman, 62, was cited on suspicion of first-degree trespassing after deputies were called Monday to a reported disturbance in the 2300 block of Mesa Drive in Olathe.

■  Deputies were called to handle reported livestock problems in the 7700 block of 5600 Road in Olathe, as well as a separate incident at U.S. Highway 50 and Miami Road.


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