Blotter, Oct. 28, 2010

Man killed in shooting ID’d

The man who was shot and killed early Saturday in a confrontation with Delta police officers was identified as Larry A. Brown, by the Delta County Coroner’s Office.

Brown died of multiple gunshot wounds, Coroner Chalmer Swain said.

Brown died after a confrontation with three police officers, all of whom were placed on administrative leave while a team from the 7th Judicial District investigates the shooting.

Man injured in car crash

Ronald W. Bennett, 55, of Fruita, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious internal injuries Tuesday night after his car rolled twice on 33 Road.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, Bennett was driving his 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix south on 33 Road at a high speed. The speed limit in the area where he was driving is 35 mph.

Bennett lost control, according to the incident report, and he drvoe off the right side of the road in the 500 block of 33 Road. His car rolled twice through a garden and came to rest in a home’s front yard. The State Patrol could not determine whether he was wearing a seatbelt,.

Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash. However, Bennett’s license is revoked.

Cash, goods reported stolen

More than $1,000 in goods and cash were reported stolen Tuesday from Desert Bloom Hydroponics, 455 Pitkin Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Someone broke in through a locked door, damaging it, and took various items used to grow plants, according to police. Damage to the store is estimated at more than $1,000. Police have no suspect information. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

On Tuesday morning someone pawned items stolen from a local business. The total loss is less than $1,000.

Someone broke into a home in the 2800 block of Orchard Ave. Tuesday morning. Damage to the home’s door is estimated at $600.

April Lynn Waite, 20, of Grand Junction, was arrested Tuesday morning after officers contacted her in the 100 block of West Main Street and found she had three active warrants for her arrest, from Eagle and Mesa counties and from Grand Junction.

A motorcycle valued at more than $1,000 was reported stolen Tuesday morning from the 2800 block of Arrasta Court.

An unknown person sent a sexually enticing text message to a child Tuesday night in the northwest quadrant of Grand Junction.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Someone reported cash and checks were stolen from a purse at a school gathering in the 400 block of 32 Road.

A woman told deputies Tuesday afternoon someone had listed her home in the 600 block of Cris Mar Drive for rent on She said she learned about the listing because someone called her about renting it. The house is for sale, she told deputies, but she hadn’t given anyone permission to list it for rent.

Deputies responded to the 400 block of Mesa Lake on a disturbance call Tuesday night. A woman there wanted help with her children, who were being disorderly. The deputy calmed them down, and they agreed to resolve their issues peacefully.

Deputies saw a vehicle driving aimlessly through a neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The driver failed to signal two consecutive right turns and was given a verbal warning.

Deputies went to the 300 block of 29 5/8 Road on a harassment report Tuesday afternoon. Two neighbors were arguing about pigs being out. Code enforcement is working on the problem.


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