Blotter, Sept. 25, 2013

GJ man killed in N. Dakota

Authorities said alcohol is believed to be a factor in an unusual traffic fatality in Watford City, N.D., involving a Grand Junction man.

Police said the 29-year-old died after he crawled out the sunroof of a pickup as it was traveling along a gravel road Monday night, fell onto the road and was hit by a tire of the pickup, the Williston Herald in North Dakota reported.

The man had intended to stand atop the 2012 GMC 3500 Denali dual-wheeled pickup as if he were surfing, according to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department. A 26-year-old Wisconsin man and a 31-year-old North Dakota man were also in the vehicle.

Authorities did not immediately identify the victim.

Man flees accident, caught


Michael E. Hallenbeck, 64, was issued a summons Saturday evening at U.S. Highway 6&50 and 24 1/2 Road on suspicion of fleeing the scene of an accident.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, Hallenbeck was involved in an accident and fled the scene — and police — at high speed. After being detained and taken to the scene of the accident, Hallenbeck refused to perform roadside tests for impairment, according to police.

He was issued a summons on suspicion of eluding a police officer, disobeying a red light, failing to give aid after an accident and failing to notify police of an accident.

Woman’s body found


The body of a woman was found in a ditch in the 1600 block of Laveta Street on Orchard Mesa on Tuesday.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, a passerby saw the woman’s body in the ditch about 3:30 p.m. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will be performing an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death, said police department spokeswoman Kate Porras.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A 14-year-old girl was issued a summons Thursday evening on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $50 from Rite Aid, 2992 Patterson Road.

■ Lisa Segura, 24, address unavailable, was arrested early Saturday morning in the 100 block of Grand Avenue on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.

■ Yeimy Flynn, 36, and Kimberly Garman, 43, were issued summonses Saturday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $500 from a store in Mesa Mall.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A track hoe excavator parked inside a fence at a business in the 500 block of 32 Road was reported damaged Sept. 16. The loss was estimated between $4,000 and $5,000.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Chelta Jones, 42, was issued a summons Sept. 10 on suspicion of stealing items valued at less than $100 from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of South Mulberry Street.

■ A real estate sign valued at $95 was stolen from property in the 600 block of Bayberry Court on Sept. 11

■ Trent Kuchyt, 25, was issued a summons Sept. 12 on suspicion of allowing his chocolate-colored, pointer-type dog to run at large near South Sycamore Street and East Kiefer Avenue.

■ Alexander Rice, 19, was issued a summons Sept. 12 on suspicion of driving 10 to 19 mph over the posted speed limit in a school zone and driving with no proof of insurance.

■ A scooter was stolen from outside a residence in the 100 block of South Sycamore Street Sept. 12

■ An iPod valued at $150 and $15 in cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of Bonnie Vista Drive on Sept. 14.

■ Justin Peterson, 45, was issued a summons Sept. 14 on suspicion of letting his blue heeler-type dog run at large at the Maverik convenience store.

■ Someone broke into a home in the 800 block of Dee Ann Street on Sept. 16 and stole about $100 in coins.


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