Blotter: May 20, 2009

Fire guts Clifton home

• Damage was estimated around $150,000 after a fire swept through a home at 3205 Nolene Drive before dawn Tuesday, according to the Clifton Fire Protection District.
Firefighters were called out at 4:03 a.m. and found most of the home’s back porch ablaze. The fire was controlled within 30 minutes, but the rear of the home was destroyed.
No injuries were reported, but the homeowner said his two cats died in the blaze. Investigators said a discarded cigarette caused the fire. Propane tanks on the back porch did not ignite.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Someone reportedly “diverted medications” from St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday afternoon. The department declined further comment, saying an investigation is ongoing.

• Christopher M. Garcia, 34, 3195 F Road unit 26, was arrested Tuesday near 28 1/2 road and North Avenue on suspicion of indecent exposure, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•  A dirt bike was reported stolen Sunday from the 200 block of East Parkview Drive. The bike was valued at less than $500.

• Michael Logan, 59, address unknown, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of assault.

• A car valued at more than $20,000 was reported stolen Monday from a garage in the 2800 block of Hawthorn Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Someone reportedly damaged five trees at a residence in the 3100 block of F Road between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. Damage was estimated at $3,000.


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