Blotter, June 29, 2013

Fires restricted in Utah

Fire restrictions were enacted Friday for state, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service land and all unincorporated private land in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties of southeastern Utah, according to a release sent from Utah Interagency Fire.

Campfires built in provided facilities at established campgrounds or picnic areas are allowed.

The indefinite restriction area includes Arches and Canyonlands National Park, the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the Moab Ranger District area.

In other fire-related news, the lightning-caused East Fork Fire 30 miles southeast of Montrose is burning on 447 acres and threatens 20 residences, 15 commercial properties and five outbuildings. None was lost as of Friday, according to the Ouray Ranger District.

Slow river hampers rafters


Mesa County Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Colorado Highway 141 and the Gunnison River on a report of overdue rafters Tuesday.

The rafters were found and told authorities they were late because the river was slower than they expected, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Jeffrey Milo Bradley, 39, 2675 Springside Court, Unit 1A, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony menacing, second-degree criminal tampering, criminal mischief of less than $100 and third-degree assault.

■ A vandal caused less than $500 in damage Wednesday to a locked storage shed in the 300 block of South Camp Road.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ John George Hall, 41, 3215 Downey Ave., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, eluding officers, riding a bicycle in a reckless manner, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of bicycle equipment violation after he allegedly tried to flee from deputies on his bike. When contacted, Hall allegedly had 8.1 grams of meth in his backpack.

■ Nicole Lynn King, 26, transient, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of 4 grams or less of a controlled substance, two failure to appear warrants and driving a vehicle with a suspended license.

■ Rachelle Ann Kirkwood, 30, 516 31 1/2 Road, Unit 125, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of more than 2 grams of meth, unlawful distribution or sale of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Charles Edward Yoder, 47, 527 Gardner Way, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of less than 2 grams of meth, being a habitual traffic offender and possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Jewelry was reported stolen Thursday from a residence in the 2400 block of I Road.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ Four members of a motorcycle group were told “no group colors” were allowed inside Palisade establishments Sunday. The group left The Livery, 215 Main St., before it closed.

■ A man was taken to an area hospital with a broken jaw after a fight between several males was reported June 19 in downtown Palisade. An investigation is ongoing.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Casey Jolley, 31, address unknown, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and illegal discharge of a weapon.

■ A dog reportedly was attacking sheep Thursday in the 62300 block of Silver Springs Road.


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