Blotter, July 22, 2017

Search on for injured bear

Authorities responded to a report of a truck that hit a bear late Thursday night on Grand Mesa and contine to search the area for the injured animal.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras, his agency and the Colorado State Patrol responded to the accident just after 11:40 p.m. near mile marker 42 on Colorado Highway 65. “Although it does appear that the driver did collide with an animal, our officer found no evidence of a bear, including no signs of blood or a carcass, just some hair on the grill,” Porras said. The agency is continuing to monitor the area for a possible injured bear but had not found one yet as of Friday afternoon.

The driver of the truck was not injured and was able to drive the truck after the accident, Porras said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone stole property from a business in the 2700 block of South U.S. Highway 50 on July 13, causing a loss of more than $2,000.

■ Devin Mattson, 33, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Sunday.

■ Christopher Johnston, 42, is accused of drug possession on Tuesday.

■ Griffin Adams, 19, is accused of drug possession and possession with intent to distribute on Tuesday.

■ Elias Hernandez, 30, is accused of drug possession on Wednesday.

■ Someone burglarized a residence in the 1300 block of Poplar Drive on July 11 and stole items valued at less than $300.

■ Britnie Griffith, 26, is accused of assault on Wednesday.

■ Someone entered a locked vehicle in the 2800 block of South Niagara Circle and stole a wallet Tuesday, causing a loss of less than $50.

■ Someone stole a vehicle valued at less than $20,000 in the 300 block of S. Seventh Street on Wednesday.

■ Crystal Garcia, 42, was cited on suspicion of DUID on Wednesday.

■ Cade Ross Uselman, 18, is accused of assault on Thursday.

■ George Krajnik, 54, is accused of harassment and violating a protection order on Thursday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Karen I. Durham, Ridgway, is accused of fourth-degree arson, violating bail-bond conditions and violating a protection order on Thursday.

■ William E. Towle Jr., 49, Montrose, is accused of violating a protection order on Thursday.

■ Korban A. Christianson, 19, Montrose, is accused of DUI, child abuse and underage possession or consumption of alcohol on Thursday.

■ Christopher D. Lucero, 29, Montrose, is accused of domestic violence and obstruction of telephone service on Friday.


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