Blotter, July 16, 2012

River victim intoxicated

A man whose body was pulled from the Colorado River on Saturday evening was intoxicated when he died, friends told Mesa County sheriff’s deputies at the scene.

The man, who had not been identified Sunday pending notification of family members, was pulled from an eddy off the river near C 3/4 Road and Rosevale Road, across the river from the Las Colonias Park area. Friends said the man went under water, rose to the surface, then went down again without coming up again, according to Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Chuck Warner. A dive team from the Grand Junction Fire Department recovered the man’s body shortly after responding to a 911 call for help at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, Warner said.

Warner said the area where the man’s body was found has shallow and deep water. The man’s identity and cause of death will be released in a Mesa County Coroner’s Office report.

Man cited over comments


Wayne Murray, 18, was issued a summons on suspicion of disorderly conduct Thursday in central Grand Junction, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

People told police officers Murray was making obscene and offensive comments and upsetting people. The incident nearly caused “a breach of the peace,” according to the Police Department.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A vandal caused more than $1,000 damage Tuesday to a vehicle in the 1000 block of Teller Avenue.

■ A thief caused less than $500 damage while unlawfully entering a residence July 9 in the 1700 block of Bunting Avenue and stole property from the residence.

■ Kirsten Monigold, 22, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a controlled substance in the area of Grand Mesa Avenue and U.S. Highway 6&50.

■  A thief stole property valued at less than $500 from a residence in the 2400 block of Theresa Lane on Thursday.

■ A thief stole items valued at less than $500 from a vehicle in the 2800 block of North Avenue on Wednesday.


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