Blotter: October 27, 2008
Victim of crash near Gateway identified
• The driver of the minivan killed in a collision near Gateway has been identified as 41-year-old Patricia Tomlinson of Nucla, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said.
Tomlinson was driving south on Colorado Highway 141 when she lost control of the vehicle and collided with a truck traveling north. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
Preliminary toxicology results on Tomlinson were negative for alcohol, the Coroner’s Office said.
Man named in warrants arrested
• Justin Andrew Michael Townsel, 21, address unknown, was arrested at Cactus Canyon Bar on suspicion of several offenses and was named in three warrants, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
Townsel was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of criminal impersonation, violation of a protection order and third-degree criminal trespassing. The warrants were for failure to appear in court.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• Two juvenile males tried to break into the Mesa State College student center by removing door hinges. They fled.
• Trenton Starr, 22, was arrested in the 1400 block of North Seventh Street on suspicion of entering a building and damaging property on the inside.
• Someone caused $1,000 in damage to a gate at 435 Rood Ave.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• A residence in the 3000 block of E 1/4 Road was vandalized with eggs between 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. A lock on a gate was broken.
• Donte Ramon Rollins, 22, was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order and violating felony bail bond conditions.
• The driver in an accident in the area of the Interstate 70 Business Loop and Interstate 70 west entrance left the scene. The vehicle was towed by State Patrol.