Blotter: June 28, 2009

Assault reported at Jam

• David Alexander Stogsdill, 24, was assaulted by people he did not identify to Mesa County sheriff’s deputies early Saturday morning while camping in the Country Jam Campgrounds in Mack.
Stogsdill reported the attack at 3:29 a.m. Emergency services personnel took him to a hospital for medical treatment for minor injuries, including scrapes and a black eye. A sheriff’s spokeswoman was uncertain where the man was taken.
The case was closed after Stogsdill did not cooperate in providing information about the attack.

Checkpoint nabs DUIs

• Colorado State Patrol officers found 19 people driving under the influence between Friday morning and Saturday morning at a DUI checkpoint set up on U.S. Highway 6&50 during Country Jam weekend.
Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies, with help from Colorado State Liquor Enforcement officers and Grand Junction police officers, cited 41 people for underage possession of alcohol during the same time period, and cited two people for providing alcohol to a minor, one for assault, one for false reporting and one for a trespass violation.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Burglars removed more than $1,000 worth of property mid-day Friday from an empty residence in the 1200 block of Kennedy Avenue.

• Vincent Kovach, 20, was arrested and released on a summons June 20 for criminal mischief and harassment after he damaged a woman’s property, causing less than $500 in damage, and caused less than $500 in damage to a man’s property in the northwest part of the city. An investigation showed Kovach also harassed the woman through repeated voicemail and text messages.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A 19-year-old woman under the influence of alcohol was charged with underage drinking, false reporting to authorities and obstruction of a peace officer Friday at Country Jam in Mack after lying to a deputy about her age and identity and then running away from the officer once she was in custody.

• A residence in the 700 block of 19 1/2 Road in Fruita “is becoming a nuisance” according to the sheriff’s log. A person reported shots fired on the block Friday evening.


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