Blotter: Sept. 17,  2009

Mock crisis on Saturday

A mock crisis involving more than 125 volunteers will be staged from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rifle Fire Department off U.S. Highway 6, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said.

Emergency personnel involved in the simulated multi-vehicle accident will be from the Sheriff’s Department, the Garfield County School District, the Fire Department, Rifle Police Department, Grand River Hospital District and others.

The simulated accident gives emergency responders practice in mass casualty and large-scale events.

A number of children will be dressed in full moulage makeup for triage and training purposes.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A juvenile girl reported Tuesday that she was sexually assaulted by a man she knows. The investigation is ongoing.

• Someone stole a flat-screen TV from Two Rivers Convention Center between Aug. 27 and Sept. 8. The TV was valued at more than $1,000. There is no suspect information, but anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867.

• A man assaulted another man with a box cutter while attempting to steal a backpack Tuesday. The incident happened in Whitman Park. The suspect is described as a white man with short red hair. He had a slight goatee and was 5-foot-9 to 5-10 with a thin build.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Joseph Florian Salazar, 50, 2915 Orchard Ave. A26, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary, theft of between $1,000 to $20,000, possession of burglary tools, felony menacing, reckless endangerment and misdemeanor child abuse for allegedly stealing property from a storage unit.

• Extra patrol was requested Tuesday near 29 1/2 and F 1/2 roads because vehicles were speeding through the area after school. Pets reportedly have been hurt and the person who requested extra patrol is worried about the safety of schoolchildren.

According to the Fruita Police Department:

The Fruita Police Department on Tuesday arrested Errol Emerson Snider Jr., 29, 126 Bacon Court in Palisade, on suspicion of criminal impersonation.


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