Police blotter: Dec. 24, 2009

Truck hits bus, no injuries

The driver of a pickup who hit a Grand Valley Transit bus on Wednesday afternoon was cited for drunken driving, according to Sgt. Dave Stassen of the Grand Junction Police Department.

No injuries were reported by people on the bus in the crash, which occurred just before 1:30 p.m. in the intersection of Fifth Street and North Avenue. The name of the driver of the Ford F-150 was not available late Wednesday.

The man also was cited with careless driving, Stassen said.

Arson suspect arrested

An Orchard Mesa woman was arrested Tuesday on allegations she burned a former roommate’s items, causing $3,000 in damage, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Xenia Ellen Trujillo, 25, 218 Gigax St., was arrested on suspicion of second-degree arson, criminal mischief of between $1,000 and $20,000, first-degree trespassing and two warrants for failing to appear in court during previous cases.

According to an arrest affidavit, Trujillo told deputies she burned the items, which included a television, DVD player and coolers, because they had been left at her home.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Steven Michael Ferguson, 23, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged property in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road.

Someone stole more than $1,000 in property from a business in the 2500 block of F Road.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies received a report Tuesday that the windshields of four vehicles were damaged in the 500 block of 32 1/2 Road.

A woman living in the 400 block of Ananessa Drive reported Tuesday that someone stole her wallet, which contained her driver’s license and credit cards, from her unlocked vehicle.

A woman living in the 400 block of Pintail Avenue reported Tuesday that someone damaged the rear window of her vehicle.


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