Blotter, Sept. 2, 2013

Burn season until Oct. 31

If you see a field burning, consider that autumn’s open burn season has begun.

Burning is allowed in Mesa County for agriculture purposes until Oct. 31 for dry weeds, garden debris, some trees and shrubs and recreational bonfires, if the wood is untreated.

Folks are not allowed to burn leaves, grass trimmings, tree branches larger than 1 inch in diameter, trash, construction waste or any other material that can emit toxic smoke.

Residents of some areas of the Grand Valley should contact their municipalities to obtain burn permits before igniting fires.

Mesa County residents are encouraged to consider composting materials instead of burning which contributes to poor air quality. Mesa County’s Organic Materials Composting facility will accept a number of organic materials for free. The facility located near the landfill at 3071 U.S. Highway 50, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill in the 800 block of North Avenue on Aug. 26.

■ Ricky Salazar, 23, received a summons on suspicion of urinating in public in the 600 block of Main Street on Thursday.

■ Gregory Jaglowski, 18, received a summons on suspicion of possessing marijuana after being contacted in the 1200 block of Houston Avenue on Thursday.

■ Tyler Gorski, 19, and Kassy Howard, both 18, received summonses on suspicion of marijuana possession in the 800 block of Glenwood Avenue on Friday.

■ Someone stole items valued at more than $200 from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of Pioneer Road on Thursday.

■ Misty Spencer, 22, received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Avenue on Friday.


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department did not release any crime reports on Sunday.


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