Blotter: September 21, 2008

Falling tree branch injures two

• Two people were injured Saturday when a branch broke off a cottonwood tree and fell on them during the Colorado Mountain Wine Festival in Palisade.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. in Riverbend Park. A woman sustained a head laceration and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Another person was taken to the hospital in a private car.

Horse falls on teen rider

• A 19-year-old man was injured Saturday when the horse he was riding fell on him near the Mesa County-Garfield County line.
The accident happened around 1:45 p.m. off 16 Road near an area known as Soaring Eagle Ranch.
According to police dispatch reports, the man was trapped under the horse but was conscious and breathing.
An update on the man’s condition was not available Saturday evening.

Drunk driving suspected

• A Grand Junction man was arrested Friday night after he was stopped on suspicion of driving drunk and assault of a police officer, Grand Junction police said.
Police contacted Zachary Lloyd Blair, 20, 801 Teller Ave., in the 2300 block of North 17th Street.
He was jailed on suspicion of second-degree assault, attempting to influence a public servant, driving under the influence of alcohol, obstructing a peace officer, criminal mischief and underage possession of alcohol.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Someone stole a trailer from the 2900 block of the Interstate 70 Business Loop on Wednesday. The trailer was valued at less than $1,000.

•  Someone stole a bicycle valued at $1,000 from the 100 block of West Grand Avenue on Thursday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A woman living in the 500 block of 30 Road reported Friday that her vehicle was damaged overnight. She estimated it would cost $2,000 to have the vehicle repainted, according to a deputy’s report.


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