Blotter, Aug. 3, 2010

Cops ID drowning victim

A 22-year-old man found Saturday near 23 and I 1/4 roads northwest of Grand Junction drowned, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.

Wesley R. Walgenbach of Clifton died as the result of an accident, according to the report. His body was found in the Grand Valley Irrigation Canal.

Bomb destroyed

A man found what appeared to be a homemade explosive device Sunday while hiking along the Colorado River near Fruita.

The man carried the device to his parking space near Interstate 70 in Fruita, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. He called law enforcement, and the Grand Junction Bomb Squad destroyed the device. Deputies secured the area before the bomb was destroyed.

Arrest in disturbance

A man was issued a summons Sunday after a couple living next door to him at Frontier Motor Lodge complained that he kept knocking on their door and running away and banging on the wall that separates the rooms. The man was identified as Freddie Clark of New York, according to a summons, which also said officers had been called to the lodge once previously for the same complaint.

While in the neighbors’ room, an officer heard banging on the wall and saw Clark run away after knocking on the door, according to the summons. The officer told Clark he would arrest him if called again for the same behavior. The officer received another complaint about Clark’s behavior at 2 a.m. Sunday and returned to arrest Clark and book him into Mesa County Jail.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

John Bonati, 39, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana at 424 Pitkin Ave.

Someone removed items valued at less than $500 from a tool box Saturday in the 3000 block of Cloverdale Court.

Someone entered a fenced area Saturday and removed property valued at less than $5,000 from a business in the 2900 block of Gunnison Ave.

Someone entered a home at 469 Gunnison Way while a family was on vacation during July and stole items valued at more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Someone stole several solar yard lights valued at $50 Sunday from a yard at 530 Lorraine Court.

A summons was issued early Monday morning after deputies were dispatched numerous times to an apartment at 456 Topaz Drive, where loud music and yelling could be heard.

A windshield was tagged Sunday at 32 and E roads.


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