Blotter: July 20, 2009

Four rafters rescued

• Four people thrown from a raft into the Colorado River near 31 Road were rescued around 3 p.m. Saturday.
Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue team volunteers pulled each of the four people out of the water. No one was injured in the rescue.

Neighbors squabble

• A dispute among neighbors grew heated Saturday when the dog of one of the neighbors was spray-painted with white paint while outside for a short time.
The dog owner requested a citizen arrest in the 2800 block of Hartford Avenue after he saw the paint on his dog’s back, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
The man said he believes the culprit is a neighbor with whom he has been having problems. The man said he was unsure of the neighbor’s name.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A thief stole the identity of another person and bought $100,000 of goods and services using the identity.

• Daniel Mitchell, 55, Edward Mollett, 41, and David Moorehead, 36, were arrested on suspicion of drinking alcohol at First Street and Grand Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A woman called 911 about a burglary in progress Saturday in the 600 block of Olga Street in Clifton but scared off the would-be burglar before deputies arrived.

• Campers reported that three firearms were stolen Saturday from a cabin on the Uncompagre Plateau near Gateway. No other items were missing from the cabin.

• A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle Saturday in the 400 block of 32 Road.


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