Gas leak investigated

At 4:25 p.m. on Monday, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the area of 27½ Court and G Road for high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas.

Xcel Energy was drilling holes in the pavement when they discovered the presence of the poisonous, combustible gas.

Grand Junction Fire Department crews determined the gas was not the result of the work being done by Xcel and it did not come from any of their gas lines, according to the Mesa County press release.

After careful excavation, the Fire Department and Xcel took several gas readings and determined that the gas had dissipated.

Fire Department personnel could not locate the source of the gas, which is naturally produced from the breakdown of organic matter, and were able to clear the area by 9:29 p.m. that evening.

The incident caused G Road to be closed for several hours Monday and homeowners were not permitted to leave the area, a news release said.

After the presence of gas was discovered, Xcel remained on scene to assist the Fire Department.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Joseph Santos, 23, is accused of first degree criminal trespass of an auto on the 700 block of 26th Street on Thursday.

■ A known male is accused of kidnapping and false imprisonment, among other charges, on Friday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office:

■ Jose Mendoza, 46, is accused of third degree assault and domestic violence on Monday, July 29.

According to the Delta Police Department:

■ Cory Ronald Young, 32, is accused of resisting arrest and obstruction of government operations on July 29.

■ Kyler Samuel Lee Mason, 21, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on July 31.

■ Alan Scott Hawk Jr., 35, is accused of third degree assault on July 31.

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