Blotter: September 30, 2008
Ouray man killed in crash
• A 29-year-old Ouray man was killed Sunday night after he was ejected from a Chevrolet Silverado traveling north on U.S. Highway 550 near milepost 74.6, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The truck ran off the left side of the road and rolled several times, ejecting Zachary R. Campbell through the windshield and killing him, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The truck’s driver, Jarrod E. Clark, 40, of Ouray, received minor injuries in the crash.
The Colorado State Patrol said excessive speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.
Man arrested in stabbing
• Authorities have arrested a Carbondale man in connection with the stabbing of a woman Monday morning near Basalt.
The incident occurred around 6 a.m. at 1900 Willits Lane, at the Aspen-Basalt Mobile Home Park. The woman was walking to her vehicle and was attacked by her ex-boyfriend, Ian Ranney, 25, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department said.
She suffered a stab wound to the face and multiple cuts to her neck. She was transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, and was undergoing surgery Monday afternoon. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Ranney was jailed on a no-bond hold in the Eagle County Detention Facility. He faces charges of first-degree assault, felony menacing, domestic violence and harassment/stalking.
Date set in homicide trial
• Montrose District Court Judge Jeff Herron on Monday set a trial date of March 16, 2009, for Community Education Centers Inc. of New Jersey, charged with negligent homicide in the death of Caleb Jensen, 15, in May of last year while he was on a camping trip. James Omer of Montrose, owner Alternative Youth Adventures, is also charged with negligent homicide.
Racial threats alleged
• Rex Wayne Powell, 53, 621 33 3/4 Road, was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of felony menacing, ethnic intimidation and child abuse after deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department contacted him Sunday afternoon at his home.
According to Powell’s arrest affidavit, he threatened a series of Hispanic youth and called them ethnic slurs.
Powell was booked into the Mesa County Jail.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• Someone stole a motorcycle valued at more than $1,000 sometime Saturday from the Mesa State College parking lot off 12th Street.
• Augustin Villarreal, 21, of Grand Junction, was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of having a warrant out for his arrest. He was booked into the Mesa County Jail later that day.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• Someone stole a mailbox from a house in the 500 block of North Sparn Court sometime Sunday.