Blotter: June 05, 2009

Boy hurt in ATV accident

• A man flagged down a Mesa County search and rescue member on Divide Road near Rocky Pitch Gulch in Gateway on Wednesday morning to seek medical attention for a 15-year-old boy who had been involved in an ATV accident.
The search and rescue member determined the boy had serious bodily injuries. He was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Kids found with knife

• Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies found a juvenile with a knife Wednesday hanging out with peers under a pavilion in Long’s Park at 3118 E 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. The juvenile may have been defacing public property with the knife, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies found a knife and a marijuana pipe near the group. Deputies issued a verbal warning to the group and booked the knife and pipe into evidence.

Grass destroyed at KREX

• The driver of a black pickup damaged freshly laid sod early Wednesday morning outside the KREX News Channel 5 television station at 345 Hillcrest Ave. in Grand Junction. The driver was not identified and caused about $1,000 in damage, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. A new station being built at the location to replace the one lost in a fire early last year.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A person reported a stolen motorcycle Tuesday after it was taken from 590 W. Indian Creek.

• Stereo equipment worth more than $1,000 was taken from a vehicle at 457 Duffy Road.

• John Erwin Lusch, 53, was arrested and released Tuesday on suspicion he was intoxicated and walking on a roadway at 241 N. Fourth St.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies found three teenage women drinking alcohol and pestering ducks at Corn Lake State Park around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The women were issued summonses and released.

• A man reported his passport stolen in the 4900 block of U.S. Highway 50. He said the passport was worth $74.

• A man provided the license plate number of an “obnoxiously loud” white Ford to deputies Wednesday after the vehicle drove through his F 1/2 Road neighborhood.


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