Blotter: Dec. 17, 2010

Police called in beer theft

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called Wednesday to intervene in the reported theft of a 30-pack of beer involving two roommates in the 500 block of Jaylee Street in Clifton.

The report didn’t specify the type of beer involved.

When deputies arrived, they discovered one of the parties involved, Robert Ruble, 27, had outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants.

The man who initially called authorities said he would pursue the alleged $17 beer theft as a civil matter. Hit-and-run driver sought

The Colorado State Patrol is looking for the driver of a car that struck a pedestrian in Clifton on Thursday morning and fled the scene.

A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy found 29-year-old Michael W. Milbourn of Clifton lying on the shoulder of E 1/2 Road at Verano Street around 3 a.m., State Patrol trooper James Womack said. Milbourn suffered a broken right leg and several lacerations on his head and was covered with blood when the deputy discovered him.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Womack said a black side mirror belonging to a Ford, likely a sedan, was found at the accident scene.

T he vehicle was believed to be westbound on E 1/2 Road when it struck Milbourn.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Patrol at 970-249-4392.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A juvenile boy, 14, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of setting off fireworks in the 500 block of 29 1/4 Road.

Someone burglarized Heritage Church, 583 29 Road, stealing items valued at less than $1,000 and causing damage estimated at less than $1,000. The damage was reported Wednesday.

Melissa Duckworth, 18, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of theft of items less than $500 from a home in the 800 block of White Avenue. Duckworth allegedly stole three sex toys from a home, then returned them, police said.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Two men in the 3100 block of Shamrock Drive reported Wednesday someone had entered three parked vehicles, at separate homes, and took items valued at approximately $150.

Deputies were called Wednesday to assist the Grand Junction Fire Department in a structure fire, which happened near a pair of structures in the 200 block of West Danbury Circle.

A faulty heating lamp in a chicken coop along a privacy fence was blamed for the fire.

Deputies received a request for stepped-up traffic enforcement Wednesday after a complaint about speeding in the morning and evening on DS Road on Glade Park.


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