Blotter, Oct. 20, 2013
Wreck victim identified
Glenn Shepherd, 71, of Grand Junction, died Friday morning after his car collided with another at 12th Street and Grand Avenue, and then continued into a light pole and tree.
According to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office, Shepherd had a health issue that made him unable to control his vehicle.
Shepherd was driving a Kia sedan east on Grand Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., according to the Grand Junction Police Department, when he collided with another car at the 12th Street intersection and went a block farther, hitting a light pole and tree near 13th Street.
Shepherd was pronounced dead at the scene.
Train reports small fire
A train heading from Denver to Grand Junction was briefly delayed in De Beque Canyon Saturday afternoon when crewmembers reported a small fire in the front locomotive.
Crew of the train, which included two locomotives and 102 empty coal cars, called for assistance from emergency responders about 4:30 p.m., said Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis. However, by the time firefighters arrived, the fire had extinguished itself, Davis said. No crew were injured and a locomotivewas brought in to replace the one in which the fire occurred, Davis said.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Someone broke into a residence in the 800 block of Ouray Avenue Oct. 8 and stole property valued at less than $750.
■ A credit card number was fraudulently used Oct. 10 in Castle Rock; the loss is less than $750.
■ Several vehicles parked in the 500 block of 31 1/2 Road were broken into Thursday morning and property valued at less than $50 was stolen.
■ Items valued at less than $300 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Glenwood Avenue Thursday morning.