Blotter: January 07, 2009

Fire safety encouraged

• There are number of ways to keep yourself and your family safe from fire and burns in recognition of Fire Prevention Awareness Week, which runs this week.
People are encouraged to keep hot foods and liquids away from table edges so they can’t be pulled over, and should never a hold a child while preparing hot food or drinking a hot beverage. To avoid scalding the skin, keep the thermostat on your hot water heater no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Parents should also check the water temperature before placing a child in the bathtub and never leave a child alone in the bath, shower or near a sink.
This year’s message is “Stay Fire Smart, Don’t Get Burned!” For more tips on how to stay safe with fire, visit the National Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa.org

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  A man is suspected of enticing a girl Sept. 30 in the central part of the city.

•  Someone broke into a business located in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 on Monday. Damage was less than $1,000 and items valued at more than $1,000 were stolen.

•  More than $1,000 in damage was caused Monday to a business in the 300 block of Main Street.

•  Copper wire valued at more than $1,000 was stolen Monday from a business in the 2800 block of North Avenue.

•  Damage of more than $1,000 was caused Monday to a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Cannell Avenue.

•  Items valued at less than $1,000 were taken Monday from a home in the 300 block of McFarland Court.

•  More than $1,000 on Monday was stolen from a bag at a hotel in the 700 block of Horizon Drive.

•  Items valued at more than $1,000 were stolen Monday from a home in the 1100 block of Mesa Avenue.

•  A person on Tuesday was assaulted and robbed of items valued at less than $1,00 in the 200 block of South Fifth Street.


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