Blotter, July 14, 2013

Fire battled south of Moab

Firefighters made progress on a lightning-caused fire burning about 30 miles east of Moab, Utah.

The 438-acre Sinbad Fire was smoldering Saturday, according to the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

Fire spokeswoman Karen Feary said the blaze was 51 percent contained on Saturday.

“Tomorrow we’ll be monitoring it and mopping up,” she said. “It’s winding down quite a bit.”

Fire officials hope to contain the blaze by Tuesday. No structures are threatened and the fire is burning on steep, rugged terrain on Sinbad Ridge, fire officials said. The blaze started July 7.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Vandals broke into Tope Elementary School on July 1 and caused damage of less than $1,000.

■ A truck valued at more than $20,000 was stolen from the 2300 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 on July 4.

■ Someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road on July 9 and caused damage of less than $500.

■ Four juveniles received summonses on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol, and Tallon Corgatelli, 19, received a summons on suspicion of having a disorderly house on July 10 in the 2500 block of Corral Drive.

■ Items valued at less than $300 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Grand Avenue on July 3.

■ Items valued at less than $300 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 600 block of Partee Drive on July 7.

■ Angela Schuller, 43, received a summons on suspicion of being disorderly and intoxicated in the roadway in the 800 block of Santa Clara Avenue on Thursday.

■ Items valued at more than $50 were stolen from vehicles parked in the 600 block of Indian Creek Drive on Thursday.


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department did not release crime reports on Saturday.


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