Police blotter: Oct. 26, 2009

Caprock laptops stolen

Grand Junction police say someone broke into a local charter school late Friday night or early Saturday morning and stole several laptop computers.

The incident occurred at Caprock Academy, 640 24 1/2 Road.

The computers were valued at more than $1,000, and the burglars caused more than $500 damage.

Anyone with information should call police at 970-242-6707 or Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP.

Utah woman’s body found

Utah authorities say a woman walking her dog west of Moab found the body of another woman on Saturday.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release Sunday that the body is believed to be that of 43-year-old Kathy Summers of American Fork, Utah.

Sheriff’s officials said a woman walking her dog about 10:30 a.m. Saturday discovered another woman’s body in a cluster of juniper and cedar trees north of State Route 313 near Dead Horse Point State Park.

A 2004 Volkswagen Beetle was located about 300 yards from the body, backed up into some trees, the Sheriff’s Department said.

American Fork police on Friday issued an attempt to locate for Summers and listed her gray Volkswagen bug and license plate number in the alert.

Summers’ body has been turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Salt Lake City for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and positive identification.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A thief entered a vehicle in the 2600 block of Catalina Drive on Friday and stole property valued at less than $1,000.

A thief removed a flat-screen television valued at about $1,500 from the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., on Friday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Christopher Garrett Payne, 33, 1841 10 Road, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree assault.


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