Blotter: January 21, 2009

Musician is assault suspect

• Longtime Colorado musician William McKay, 39, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant after a woman accused McKay of drugging and then sexually assaulting her after a New Year’s Eve party in Edwards, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department.
The woman reported the incident to police Jan. 9, saying it occurred after she attended an event with the Bill McKay Band. McKay is in custody without bail at the Eagle County Detention Center.
McKay has played in Colorado for the past two decades and in 2000 joined the band Leftover Salmon, which split up in 2004.

Montrose blast reported

• Montrose police are seeking information about an explosion that was reported Monday night in the backyard of a home in the 100 block of South San Juan Avenue. No one was injured, police said.

Man sentenced in gun case

• A Grand Junction man accused of being a drug dealer and conspiring to kill two witnesses in that case was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison in a separate case. Robert Hakel, 66, who is dubbed “Grandpa” was convicted on nine counts of illegal weapons possession.

Two men rob homeowner

• Grand Junction police have issued descriptions of two suspects who robbed a
homeowner at gunpoint on Monday morning. One suspect is described as white, age 30 to 40, about 5 feet 10-inches tall with blond hair and a mustache.
The other suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-30s, 5 feet 6 inches, without facial hair. The suspects forced their way inside a home in the 700 block of 27 Road about 7 a.m. and left about 30 minutes later with several items, including firearms. The homeowner suffered minor injuries, police said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Mike Livingston, 19, received a summons alleging disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace in the 2600 block of Sacoma Court.

•  Property valued at more than $1,000 was taken from a home in the 300 of West Ouray Avenue.

•  A 16-year-old girl was taken to the Department of Youth Services after she was accused of hitting and biting a staff member at Hilltop Youth Services.

•  Someone shot a weapon into an unoccupied vehicle parked in the 1100 block of North Avenue, causing damage of more than $1,000.

•  Jamal Robert Sumpner Logan was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana and another drug and drug paraphernalia.


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