Police blotter: Feb. 3, 2010

Increase in DUI patrols

The Colorado State Patrol’s Fruita troop, Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will be among 24 law enforcement agencies statewide stepping up drunken-driving patrols for the Super Bowl weekend, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Extra officers will be on patrol from 6 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Monday. From 2006 to 2008, half of the fatal accidents in Colorado over the Super Bowl weekend involved alcohol.

Deputies get smoking call

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said a Clifton woman called Monday, seeking assistance to keep her husband from smoking in their home because she runs a child day care out of the home. The woman was told that law enforcement couldn’t keep her husband from smoking.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Jose Zamudio, 20, address unavailable, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of harassment after he allegedly shot BB pellets at geese in the area of Dike Road. A passenger in his vehicle, Eric Lopez-Baca, 19, address unavailable, also was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Detectives are investigating a report from Friday involving a juvenile girl suspected of sexually assaulting two juvenile boys in the northwest part of the city. Further details were not released.


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