Blotter: March 29, 2009

Man falls off cliff

A hiker fell 20 to 30 feet off a cliff Saturday in the Pollack Canyon area west of Fruita, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The man, who lives on the eastern plains of Colorado, was unconscious but breathing when rescue teams reached him. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. The Sheriff’s Department did not know his condition Saturday evening.

Pickup hits, kills horse

• A Ford pickup collided with and killed a horse Friday night near milepost 40 on Colorado Highway 141, about 15 miles south of U.S. Highway 50, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
A pack of horses escaped from a pen, and one cut into the path of the pickup driver, who was headed south and had slowed his vehicle to approximately 20 mph when he saw what he thought were elk in the road, the State Patrol said. The driver was not issued a ticket.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A burglar broke into a home in the 2700 block of Unaweep Avenue on Friday and caused an unspecified amount of damage to the property.

•  A vandal did damage estimated at more than $500 Friday to a portable toilet in the 200 block of Vista Hill Drive.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Youths caused damage estimated at $50 to a vinyl fence Friday in the 3200 block of Lombardy Lane.

• A vandal broke two vehicle taillights early Friday in the 3100 block of William Drive. Damages are approximately $100.


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