Blotter, Sept. 1, 2010

High winds injure worker

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was called Monday to the 3400 block of Silverstone Court in Whitewater to assist with a construction worker who reportedly was knocked off an unfinished home by high winds. The winds were strong enough to blow the under-construction home off its foundation.

Cause of blackout unknown

Xcel Energy spokesman Fred Eggleston said a fuse blew at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday, knocking out power to 195 customers between Main Street and Ute Avenue and First and 14th streets. The outage reached the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and the Mesa County Justice Center, which are west of First Street. Power was restored at 1:50 p.m.

Eggleston said workers suspect a bird or tree branch came into contact with a power line. Operations at the Sheriff’s Department and Justice Center weren’t interrupted because both facilities have backup generators.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

John Siviter, 54, homeless, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in the 2800 block of Orchard Avenue.

Rita Soderstrom, 47, and Cynthia Lancaster, 27, were issued summonses Monday on suspicion of disorderly conduct after they allegedly physically harassed someone in the 200 block of Linden Avenue.

Thomas Dausel, 45, address unavailable, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of being an intoxicated pedestrian in the roadway at North First and West Grand Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman in the 2600 block of H 3/4 Road reported Monday that someone charged approximately $300 to her debit card. The woman learned about the possible fraud after receiving her monthly bank statement.

A man in the 700 block of Foxfire Street on Monday reported 35 solar lights were stolen from his property for a loss of more than $300.

A woman in the 500 block of Shoshone Street reported Monday that several items of mail were stolen from mail boxes in the area. The report was forward to federal authorities.

According to the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies were called out Aug. 22 after a 62-year-old man accidently shot himself in the hand during target practice with a .44-caliber handgun in the area of Cumberland Pass.

Deputies received a report Aug. 25 of a man identifying himself as a police officer to residents north of Gunnison, but authorities determined they had no officers in the area at the time.


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