Police Blotter, April 15, 2010

Body pulled from river near Moab

A man’s body was recovered Tuesday evening from a stretch of the Colorado River near Moab.

Grand County Chief Deputy Sheriff Curt Brewer said Wednesday his agency was called just after 6 p.m. after a report of a body floating in the river near mile marker 2 on Utah State Route 279, just southwest of Moab.

The man’s identity has not been confirmed, Brewer said.

Brewer said the man appeared to be middle-aged, was fully clothed and had no obvious signs of trauma. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officers working in the area spotted the body and called authorities, Brewer said.

Gunshot wound to leg accidental

Deputies responded to Grand River Hospital in Rifle on Tuesday after reports of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

An investigation showed the gunshot wound was accidental and caused by negligent operation. The person was treated for the injury, the Sheriff’s Department said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Sarah Lynn Sutton, 29, 2828 Orchard Ave., No. 42, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and trespassing.

Joshua Mitchell, 20, Tyler London, 20, and Derek Pedersen, 20, were issued summonses alleging trespassing. They are suspected of fleeing a fenced-off construction area on the Mesa State College campus when security alarms sounded. Mitchell was arrested on an outstanding municipal warrant.

Someone broke into a business Tuesday in the 400 block of Main Street and caused less than $1,000 in damage.

Someone stole a vehicle valued at more than $1,000 from 2763 Compass Drive on Tuesday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Someone broke out the back window of a truck parked in the 500 block of Fairfield Court on Tuesday and stole a wallet containing $150 in cash, a check for $168.92, a Visa credit card and a Social Security number. Damage to the truck is estimated to be $200.


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