Blotter, Oct. 27, 2010

Motorcyclist hurt in Utah

A 26-year-old Minnesota man was in good condition Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital after he was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Utah.

Ryan J. Klingelhutz of Maconia, Minn. was taken from the Whitewash Sand Dunes area in Grand County by St. Mary’s CareFlight helicopter, the Grand County Sheriff’s Department said. A retired emergency-medical technician found Klingelhutz and was attending to his injuries when authorities arrived at the site of the accident, which occurred shortly after noon, the sheriff’s department said.

Klingelhutz suffered a broken leg and possibly broken collarbone, the sheriff’s department said.

Bulldozer mishap reported

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department was called out Friday after receiving a report of a bulldozer sliding down a steep embankment while crews were attempting to unload it from a tractor-trailer just north of De Beque on County Road 202. The investigation is closed. Sex predator moves

Jeff William Hammond, 29, a state-labeled sexually violent predator, has moved from 2032 U.S. Highway 6&50 in Mesa County to Community Corrections, 650 South Ave., the Grand Junction Police Department said Tuesday. Under state law, authorities are required to provide notification when sexually violent predators change addresses. Additional information regarding Hammond’s move will be broadcast Friday at 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., on Mesa County cable-access channel 12, police said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

More than $1,000 in property was missing after someone entered parked vehicles in the 2800 block of Kelso Drive. The thefts were reported Monday.

Property valued at more than $1,000 was reported missing Monday from a car that had been parked in the 2900 block of Brook View Lane.

A vehicle was reported stolen Sunday from inside a fenced enclosure at 2456 U.S. 6&50.

A vandal damaged a window to enter a home in the 1300 block of Pinyon Ave. The report was made Monday.

Burton D. Stonebridge, 51, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance and committing a felony while on bond, among other charges, after a traffic stop on 29 Road. An arrest affidavit alleges police found 2.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a scale in the truck.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A thief entered vehicles parked in the 600 block of Jackson Street in Clifton and stole items valued at approximately $750. The thefts were reported Monday.

A thief entered unlocked vehicles parked in the 3600 block of G Road in Palisade and stole several items. No witnesses or suspects were reported Monday.

A thief entered a vehicle Monday in the 600 block of Highline Drive in Grand Junction and stole several items.

Someone attempted to enter an unlocked car Monday in the 500 block of Autumn Breeze Drive in Clifton, before setting off a vehicle alarm, causing the suspect to flee. The area was checked, and nobody was found.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies were called Monday on a report of a burglary at a school near Carbondale in the 1400 block of County Road 106. An unspecified amount of prescription drugs were stolen from a safe at the school. The case remains under investigation.

Frank Hannigan, 52, Carbondale, was arrested Monday on suspicion of false reporting to authorities after authorities received a call for a welfare check in Carbondale. Hannigan allegedly became violent with the arresting deputies and also was booked into the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of resisting arrest.


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