Blotter: July 21, 2009

Coroner reports on body

• The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Saturday near 29 Road in the desert north of Grand Junction. The coroner’s office withheld further details, pending release of toxicology reports and notification of next of kin.

Lake Powell death probed

• The Kane County, Utah, Sheriff’s Department and National Park Service are investigating a man’s death Sunday at Lake Powell. A 26-year-old resident of Brigham City, Utah, was found in a houseboat and not breathing by members of his party and eventually pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy is scheduled.

Deputy fined in accident

• A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy cited in a June traffic accident pleaded guilty on Friday to careless driving. Deputy Ross Young, 26, was fined $95.
Ross was cited by the Colorado State Patrol on June 18 after his patrol car rear-ended a mo-ped near the intersection of F Road and 31 1/2 Road. The rider of the mo-ped, James Creasy, 22, was thrown to the ground and suffered minor injuries. According to court records, restitution in Young’s case was left open for 90 days.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A person suffered serious bodily injury in an aggravated assault reported Sunday in the 400 block of 28 1/4 Road.

• A burglary was reported Sunday at a home in the 1600 block of North Avenue. Property valued at less than $1,000 was stolen.

• A car was reported stolen Saturday from the driveway of a home near 15th Street and Orchard Avenue.

• Michael Rogers, 18, 293 28 Road, and Aaron Heaton, 20, 2713 B 1/2 Road unit 107, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree trespass of a vehicle and misdemeanor theft in the 700 block of Horizon Drive.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Search and rescue personnel were called out Sunday after a rafting party on the Gunnison River was reported overdue. The rafters eventually turned up at the Whitewater Boat Ramp around 1:30 p.m.


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