Blotter: October 03, 2008

Energy worker burned

• A man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with severe burns Thursday after a fire at an oil and gas company work site near Parachute.
Firefighters responded to a fire around 1 p.m. at a Petroleum Development Corp. site in Riley Gulch north of the town, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.
The man, whose identity was not released, is an employee of the company, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Crash kills Naturita woman

• A Naturita woman, 56-year-old Laurianne Kettle, died at the scene of a one-car rollover Wednesday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Kettle was driving a 2002 Buick Rendezvous south on state Highway 141 between Uravan and Gateway when the car went off the left side of the road through shrubs and rocks before going up a steep embankment, the State Patrol said. The car then came back down the embankment, hit a large rock and rolled.
Two passengers, Anna Kettle, 58, of Nucla, and Ricky Kettle, 49, of Naturita, suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

Drug suspects booked

• Two Clifton men were booked on suspicion of multiple drug offenses after their arrest Sept. 26, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
James Rynerson, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and special-offender charges.
Police also arrested Jack Foy, 35, on suspicion of possessing more than a gram of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Foy also was named on an arrest warrant.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  A vehicle valued at less than $10,000 was stolen Monday from the 1100 block of Texas Avenue.

•  Someone damaged property Tuesday in the 2100 block of Broadway, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

•  A motorcycle was stolen Tuesday from a parking lot at Mesa State College.

•  Gillian Marie Scott-Brandon, 47, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of indecent exposure.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Mario Florentino Gomez, 29, of Grand Junction, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated robbery, theft, third-degree assault, menacing and violating a protection order.

•  Thomas Allen Yates, 33, of Palisade, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of impersonating an officer, equipment violation and speeding.


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