Blotter, Nov. 6, 2012
7 evacuated in hotel fire
The Grand Junction Fire Department thwarted what could have been an extensive 40-room motel fire early Sunday morning.
Nine units and 21 personnel responded to a call at 718 Horizon Drive just after midnight Sunday and were able to prevent a ground-floor fire that started in one room from spreading to the second floor and the rest of the building.
They did that by knocking out a vent hole on the roof, which left only moderate damage to two rooms.
Seven people were evacuated from the building, and there were no injuries.
Cause of the fire is still under investigation.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Patricia Hurley, 35, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of stealing items from a business in the 200 block of Rood Avenue, and being in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription medications.
■ Dawn Nicholle Goodwin, 25, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of stealing items from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.
■ Colin Michael Harris, 39, was jailed Friday on suspicion of felony menacing that allegedly involved threatening two victims with a loaded firearm in the 100 block of South Fifth Street.
■ More than $500 in damage was caused to a business Saturday in the 400 block of 30 Road.
■ Less than $500 was taken in an armed robbery of a business in the 200 block of Main Street on Saturday.
■ Melissa Sue Salazar, 27, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of theft, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and shoplifting less than $100 in merchandise from JCPenney, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.
■ Property valued at less than $500 was stolen from a vehicle Saturday in the 700 block of Ash Drive.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Martin Caballero-Magana Jr., 20, of Grand Junction was jailed Saturday on suspicion of two counts of DUI, having no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to notify police of an accident, careless driving, driving with a restrained licence for a previous alcohol-related citation and criminal impersonation.
■ Steven Alfonso Casias, 42, of Grand Junction was jailed Friday on suspicion of menacing, third-degree assault and two counts of theft by receiving.
■ Doyle Edward Lucas, 55, of Grand Junction was jailed Friday on suspicion of fourth-degree arson, third-degree criminal trespass and reckless endangerment.
■ Lisa Marie Maldonado, 38, of Grand Junction was jailed Monday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
■ Daniel Ray Martinez, 43, of Grand Junction was jailed Monday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.
■ Dawn Marie Moncy, 31, of Clifton was jailed Monday on suspicion of theft.
■ Joseph Ramon Valdez, 21, of Grand Junction was jailed Friday on suspicion of first-degree motor vehicle theft, second-degree burglary and theft.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Cattle that were grazing on Bureau of Land Management land were shot Thursday near the Mesa-Garfield County line.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Clifton E. Harner, 44, of Montrose was jailed Saturday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
■ Edward J. Lyons, 23, of Montrose was jailed Sunday on suspicion of DUI, prohibited use of a weapon, careless driving, failure to report an accident, having no proof of insurance and driving with an expired license plate.
■ Randal Porter, 38, of Montrose was jailed Sunday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, weaving in a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and having an open alcoholic container in a moving vehicle.