Blotter, June 8, 2010

Coroner looks at drowning

Alcohol was a possible contributing factor in a drowning Sunday on Glade Park, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

Toxicology tests are pending for Vearl W. “Bill” Foster, 46, of Grand Junction, who drowned just after 8 p.m. after jumping into a section of the Little Dolores River known as the “potholes,” the coroner said in a news release. Foster’s death was ruled accidental.

Officers led to stolen Jeep

A Garfield County man who police believe broke into a Fruitvale church later led officers to a vehicle he had recently stolen, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies found Brian Wayne Nuebel, 39, hiding in a closet when they responded to a report that an intruder alarm had gone off at the Bethel Assembly of God Church, 2945 Orchard Ave.

Nuebel told officers he was wanted on several warrants and that he had recently stolen a Jeep Liberty from Hayden, and that it was parked at nearby apartments.

Nuebel was booked into Mesa County Jail on Sunday on suspicion of first-degree burglary, theft by receiving, possession of burglary tools, theft of less than $500 and three counts of being a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy received summonses alleging possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia and marijuana at 1200 Gunnison Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A large carport fell onto two vehicles Sunday at a home in the 500 block of Sycamore Street. The incident was not considered suspicious and the case was closed.

Deputies responded to a fight Monday in the parking lot of 3100 Mesa Ave. Deputies determined the intent to fight among three people was mutual and no one was cited.


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