Police Blotter, Jan. 18, 2010

Man pulled from icy river

Grand Junction Fire Capt. Doug Walsh said rescue crews were unable to find a man who fell in the Colorado River but that someone else pulled him to safety Sunday afternoon.

Rescuers and an ambulance were dispatched to the river near the boat ramp of Connected Lakes State Park around 3:10 p.m. Within minutes, Walsh said, they were told by dispatchers that the man had been pulled to the north bank of the river and was walking away from the area.

A witness said the man had been clinging to sheets of ice on the north side of the river before he was pulled to safety by two people.

Items taken from cars

Grand Junction police said items including sunglasses were taken from four vehicles parked in the 2000 block of North 22nd Street on Friday. Each of the burglarized cars was unlocked. The missing items were valued at less than $1,000.

Woman arrested at shop

Cara Corbin, 33, address unavailable, was arrested Friday afternoon after she attempted to purchase a firearm at A Pawn Shop, 353 Pitkin Ave. An electronic background check completed at the store showed she is named in a municipal arrest warrant with a bond totalling $300.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Damage of less than $1,000 was reported on the ceiling of a home in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue following a burglary on Friday.

Kenneth Zufelt, 47, address unavailable, was arrested Friday and released on a summons at 2881 North Ave. on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, child abuse and failure to use a child restraint.

Douglas M. Stewart, 42, address unavailable, was arrested Friday on suspicion of assaulting a man at Mesa Mall.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A window was smashed Saturday at a home in the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue.


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