Blotter, Oct. 24, 2012
Cattle killed in wreck
Some cattle were killed and others had to be corralled after a truck hauling them rolled onto its side on Colorado Highway 133 south of Carbondale on Tuesday, the Colorado State Patrol said. Roger A. Rose, 49, of Carbondale was driving south near milepost 60 when his cattle hauler semi rolled as it was going though a curve, troopers said in a release. The truck went into the northbound lane and then off the road before hitting a guardrail and blocking both lanes of traffic when it came to a stop. The State Patrol said the roof of the trailer opened during the accident, causing cattle to fall out and disperse.
“Although a small number of cattle were killed during the crash, a majority of the loose cattle were not injured and later were rounded up by local ranchers and community members on horseback,” the State Patrol said.
Rose was treated for minor injuries on the scene. The highway was closed from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The State Patrol said the accident remains under investigation but that driver inexperience and lane violations may have caused the wreck. Investigators don’t believe speed or alcohol consumption were involved.
Photographer kicked out
A man who was taking photos of female patrons Oct. 15 at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., was expelled from the facility, police said.
Vehicle buyer defrauded
A Grand Junction man lost more than $20,000 after paying for a motor home that was advertised as being for sale via the Internet, police said. The victim spoke by phone with a person who claimed to be the owner and living in another state. The would-be buyer wired money to an account, where the seller said the funds would be held until the buyer had a chance to see the motor home in person. The local victim traveled to the other state, only to find the motor home didn’t exist and that the seller was using another person’s identity.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ The Grand Junction Police Department and State Liquor Enforcement issued summonses over the weekend to 18 minors allegedly in possession of alcohol.
■ A loss of less $500 was reported after a burglary at a business reported Sunday at 573 W. Crete Circle.
■ Less than $500 in property was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Ridges Boulevard. The theft was reported Friday.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ Less than $500 in items were stolen from a trailer Saturday at 317 N. Sycamore St.
■ David Linter, 37, was cited on suspicion of criminal mischief after a wall was struck and damaged at 535 Libra Way.
■ A green BMX bike was reported stolen Friday from 1163 Inverness Way.
■ Arlene Coglietti, 39, was cited Oct. 17 on suspicion of having two dogs, both pit bulls, at large in the area of North Plum Street and West Columbine Avenue.
■ A motorcycle was reported stolen Oct. 17 at 101 Bonnie Vista Dr.