Blotter: September 16, 2008

Man falls in ravine, dies

• Deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Monday were investigating the death of an elderly man who fell in a ravine near Old Powderhorn.
A search and rescue team was originally dispatched to the area near mile-marker 37 1/2 on Grand Mesa at 2:20 p.m., said Heather Benjamin, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, but was canceled because their skills were not needed to access the location.
The manner of death and identity of the man are being withheld, pending reports from the Mesa County Coroner’s Office, she said.

Deputies aid Secret Service

• The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department assigned 26 deputies to aid the Secret Service on Monday at Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s rally at Cross Orchards Living History Farm.
No arrests were made in the estimated crowd of 6,000, according to the sheriff’s department.
The deputies were assigned to various duties, and though the sheriff’s department incurred $5,000 to $7,000 in costs for the extra manpower, it does not request reimbursement from the Secret Service when assisting in political events.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Someone broke into a garage Sunday in the 2400 block of G Road and stole property valued at more than $1,000.

•  Janeth Rascon, 21, and Cristobal Jaramillo, 21, Delta, were issued tickets Saturday alleging they shoplifted at Mesa Mall in separate incidents.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  April Marie Pozo, 33, Clifton, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony criminal mischief.

•  Jennifer Ann Ross, 29, Fruita, was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony criminal mischief.

•  A Suzuki motorcycle valued at $6,000 was stolen Sunday from the 2900 block of Sandra Avenue.


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