Blotter, Oct. 16, 2012

Girl, 5, hit by pickup

A 5-year-old girl was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries after she was struck by a pickup Monday morning in the area of F 1/2 and 31 roads, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The girl was walking on F 1/2 Road with two other children at 8:15 a.m. when a Chevrolet truck driven by a 39-year-old man hit the girl, State Patrol said.

The driver told authorities he saw the children and slowed down. However, the girl darted in front of his vehicle, causing him to “brake and swerve” to try and avoid her, trooper D.J. Erickson said. The man was not ticketed.

The accident was not in a school zone, but District 51 officials came to the scene, Erickson said.

Colorado State Patrol reminded pedestrians to walk against the direction of traffic when possible so pedestrians can see oncoming traffic.

No arrest in club shooting


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Monday that it is still investigating a Sunday morning shooting at Infinity Night Club, 2993 North Ave.

According to a Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, one woman is in a local hospital with “serious” injuries.

No one is in custody. 

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Alexander Jay, 21, address unknown, was ticketed Sunday on suspicion of crashing a motorcycle while intoxicated into the front wall of a residence in the 2800 block of Bookcliff Avenue and leaving the scene.

■ Carl Erik Gomez, 46, 2675 Gunnison Ave., was arrested Saturday on suspicion of criminal mischief of $1,000 to $20,000 and second-degree criminal trespass.

■ William Louis Pol, 54, 1008 Yeager Drive,  Longmont, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of one count of possession of a controlled substance and theft by receiving of $1,000 to $19,999 after he allegedly stole a green Hummer from Lindon, Utah, and parked it in the Rimrock Walmart parking lot for nearly a week.

■ Chris Mark Vigil, 32, 467 23 Road, was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal impersonation, tampering with physical evidence, forging a check, theft of less than $100 and theft by receiving of less than $100 after allegedly lying about his name after using a forged check from Montrose to order pizza.

■ Jelani Oba Myers-El, 55, 2514 Hill Ave. No. 4, was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

■ Items valued at more than $500 were stolen Saturday from a vehicle parked in the 3100 block of Cross Canyon Lane.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Dwayne Michael Lizer, 20, 1216 Texas Ave., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal tampering, criminal mischief of $1,000 to $20,000, and criminal mischief of $500 to $1,000.

■ Devon Joseph John Gonzales, 29, 596 
29 3/8 Road, was arrested Friday on suspicion of resisting arrest, obstructing government operations and driving with a revoked license.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Samantha Pettit, 22, 221 W. Carson Circle, Parachute, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault in the first-degree with a weapon, assault in the second-degree on an officer, felony menacing, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and domestic violence.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Whitney K. Crippin, 27, Montrose, was arrested Sunday by the Montrose Police Department on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container in a vehicle.

■ Deputies were called to the area of Hillside and Jasmine on the report of a bear sighting Sunday.


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