Blotter, Sept. 21, 2013

Crash victim identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified the 71-year-old motorcycle rider who died Thursday at Colorado National Monument as Wayne Priddy of Euless, Texas.

Priddy was involved in an “incident” while on his motorcycle at the upper Serpent’s Trail head, according to the coroner’s office. He died from multiple blunt force injuries and his manner of death was accident, according to the coroner’s office.

Shots fired in Fruitvale


Shots were fired Thursday night in the area of the 600 block of 29 1/2 Road, hitting at least two houses, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A person reported hearing two shots fired at approximately 9:05 p.m. Thursday, according to an activity report. The person said at least one spent round hit her house in the 600 block of 29 1/2 Road, creating a bullet hole in the north side of the house. People at another, neighboring house reported a spent round hit their house as well.

Sheriff’s deputies believe the rounds came from a handgun, according to the activity report. Deputies believe the shots may have been fired northwest of F 3/4 and 29 roads but no people or suspicious materials were found in that area, according to the report.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Four Grand Junction High School students were issued summonses Sept. 13 at 1400 N. Fifth St. on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. A mother of one of the girls was arrested Sept. 13 at the same address on suspicion of obstructing a police officer when she allegedly tried to prevent officers from searching her daughter.

■ A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were each arrested Tuesday at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., on suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

■ A 17-year-old girl was issued a summons at 3:13 a.m. Friday at Seventh Street and Glenwood Avenue on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Someone broke into a vehicle Sunday in the 100 block of Mesa Avenue, removed a cellphone from the vehicle and took the vehicle without the owner’s consent. The vehicle’s windshield and driver’s side door window were broken as well, causing at least $500 worth of damage.

■ Someone stole more than $300 worth of items Wednesday from a vehicle near the 1200 block of Bunting Avenue.

■ Someone stole less than $2,000 worth of items Tuesday from a vehicle in the 900 block of Glenwood Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A 14-year-old Central High School student was issued a summons Thursday morning at the school on suspicion of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and possession of a marijuana pipe.

■ A person reported seeing an elementary school-aged boy break an RV window with a rock and use a PVC pipe to clear glass from the broken window Thursday in the 400 block of Chukar Way. The pipe was booked into the sheriff department’s evidence room.


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