Blotter, June 23, 2013

Crews battle regional fires

New fire activity decreased Saturday as crews continued battling the Wild Rose Fire near Texas Mountain south of Rangely and the Collins Fire in the Piceance Basin southwest of Meeker.

The lightning-caused Wild Rose Fire, which began Wednesday, has burned more than 1,000 acres, and crews have been hindered by high winds and dry conditions, according to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. It was about 10 percent contained on Saturday.

The Collins Fire has burned about 160 acres. Both fires are being managed by the Type 2 Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team A.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone entered a vehicle parked in the 500 block of West Crete Circle early Monday, causing more than $1,000 in damage and stealing items valued at less than $750.

■ Someone started a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of 26 1/2 Road and damaged property; the loss is valued at less than $100.

■ Karen Kleegan, 55, was arrested Wednesday night at Laveta Street and Santa Clara Avenue on suspicion of possessing drugs.

■ A vehicle parked in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 was vandalized Wednesday afternoon and the loss is estimated at more than $1,000.

■ Someone damaged several vehicles parked at a business in the 1200 block of Winters Avenue Wednesday evening, causing a loss of less than $300.

■ Property valued at less than $50 was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Jean Lane early Thursday.

■ Someone damaged and entered a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Lakeshore Drive on Thursday evening, causing a loss of more than $1,000.

■ Andrew Matthews, 35, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and with no proof of insurance.


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