Police Blotter, Jan. 2, 2010

Group beats drunken man

Deputies responded to a fight Thursday night in the 3100 block of Mesa Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

A man who was intoxicated told deputies he had been jumped by five men who were dressed in dark clothing and armed with baseball bats. The man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital to be treated for his injuries, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Thieves, vandals hit area

Thieves apparently rang in the new year Thursday night by breaking into a number of vehicles and damaging property in the 3000 block of Bookcliff Avenue, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Six people from several homes in the area contacted the Sheriff’s Department about damage caused Thursday night and Friday morning. One person reported Christmas lights valued at $40 were stolen from his yard.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A knife and loose change valued at $20 were taken Thursday night from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 500 block of Cleveland Street.

Items valued at $1,000 were taken Thursday night from a vehicle in the 500 block of Serenade Street.

A vandal knocked over a mailbox Thursday night in the 2900 block of Bonito Lane. Another mailbox was struck with a baseball bat in the 3000 block of Gunnison Avenue.

A thief stole about $6,000 in cash, a wallet and a cell phone Thursday night from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 3000 block of F Road.

Deputies responded to a call about a large fight in the parking lot of Axis Night Club, 2993 North Ave., early Friday morning. As deputies were investigating the fight, two other men started a fight and were arrested for disorderly conduct after refusing to leave the area.


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