Blotter: September 17, 2008
Heart attack felled hiker
• A 78-year-old man who fell on Grand Mesa on Monday night died of a heart attack and not the fall, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.
Clarence Pearson was with his family on the Mesa when he fell down a steep slope and was unresponsive.
According to the results of an autopsy, injuries from the fall did not contribute to Pearson’s death. Pearson had heart disease and his manner of death was natural, the Coroner’s Office said.
“It appeared Mr. Pearson had a sudden cardiac event in which he suddenly collapsed and fell down the hill,” the Coroner’s Office said.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• A male juvenile received a summons alleging he stole items from a store in the 2800 block of North Avenue.
• A vehicle was stolen from the parking lot in the 1200 block of Houston Avenue.
• Brittany Rene Coates, 19, and Lorraine Elizabeth Coates, 40, received summonses alleging they stole items valued at less than $100 from a store in the 600 block of Market Street.
• A sexual assault was reported that occurred more than 10 years ago in the central part of the city.
• Someone took more than $1,000 in currency from a store in the 2500 block of Rimrock Avenue.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• Sean Eric Pitts, 34, 480 28 1/4 Road No. 48, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of intimidating a witness and harassment.
• A shoulder bag was taken from a boy in the restroom of a McDonald’s at 3219 Interstate 70 Business Loop.
• A mountain bike valued at about $500 was taken from a park in Fruita.
According to the Colorado State Patrol:
• Charles Alan Crawford, 37, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of vehicular eluding, violating a restraining order, driving under the influence of alcohol and several other traffic infractions.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
• A rock was thrown into a window at a home in the 100 block of Chelsea Court.
• About $1,000 in damage was caused Thursday night to a vehicle and vending machines on Raptor Road.
• Items valued at about $27,500 were taken from a building in the 400 block of East Highway U.S. 6&50.
• A woman was bitten by a Labrador mix dog in her yard in the 1400 block of Aquarius Avenue. The dog’s owner was cited.