Blotter, Oct. 21, 2010

Wyo. sex offender arrested

Edward James McCabe, 30, the sexually violent predator who authorities believe may have been in Grand Junction recently, was arrested Tuesday night in Wyoming, authorities said.

McCabe was arrested in Cody, Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said Wednesday. Porras didn’t have details about McCabe’s arrest.

McCabe was wanted in Wyoming on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.

On Monday, Grand Junction authorities said McCabe reportedly had been seen on the Redlands riding a bicycle with a small white dog. Local authorities still believe the reported sightings were credible, Porras said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Sue Ann Hughes, 39, 3256 E 1/2 Road in Clifton, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing several pairs of jeans valued at less than $500 from Sears at Mesa Mall. She also had been named on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Nathan Dwaine Gill, 38, 737B Edgewater Beach in Austin, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft of a vehicle valued at less than $20,000 and being a fugitive. Gill was accused of taking a van and merchandise from his employer, Great American Steak and Seafood Co. in New Mexico, and driving to Grand Junction.

Someone broke into a vehicle and attempted to break into a residence in the 200 block of Merle’s Way on Monday. Property valued at less than $1,000 was reported stolen from the vehicle.

Someone stole a wallet, documents and jewelry valued at more than $1,000 from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Gunnison Way on Monday. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at less than $500.

A juvenile girl reported Tuesday she was sexually assaulted in the northeast part of the city.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Two women were seen riding a motorcycle on the Old Spanish Trail near 29 Road Tuesday. Motorized vehicles are prohibited in the area, so the operator of the motorcycle was issued a summons accusing her of unlawful conduct on public property.

An attempted burglary was reported Tuesday at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, 3217 Interstate 70 Business Loop. Two men in a white truck were trying to steal property from the Clifton store when they realized someone saw them, and they left the store without stealing anything. Deputies did not find the men.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

An assault occurred Tuesday in the New Castle area. The victim was taken to Valley View Hospital. No other details were provided Wednesday.


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