Man reported missing in Nucla

Montrose County authorities are trying to locate an 82-year-old man last seen in Nucla Monday morning.

Robert McLeroy was last seen at 10:30 a.m. driving a red 2015 Ford Taurus with Colorado Plates 430-GPA. He was leaving Nucla on his way to Grand Junction, according to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office, and could have taken Highway 141 or Divide Road. He was reported missing Monday night.

McLeroy is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about McLeroy's location can call the Western Colorado Regional Dispatch Center at 970-249-9110.

Three juveniles accused of car break-ins

Three juveniles are accused of attempting to steal from a parked vehicle in Grand Junction on Saturday.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office deputies set up a bait operation in the area of 32 1/2 Road and D 7/8 Road on Friday, according to a news release.

On Saturday, at around 3:20 a.m., an item was reportedly stolen from the vehicle.

Three juveniles, age 11 to 14, were contacted near the area. One of the juveniles was seen entering a vehicle not belonging to any of them and another was in possession of the stolen item, the release said.

Two juveniles were arrested and transported to the Department of Youth Services on charges that include theft and first-degree criminal trespass of an automobile.

A third juvenile was issued a summons on similar charges.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office uses bait operations as a proactive investigative tool to reduce property crime, the release said. Operations are conducted in areas where ongoing criminal activity has been reported to specifically target auto thieves and persons breaking and entering into cars with the intent to steal property.

Victim of car crash was Dinosaur man

A head-on collision on Douglas Pass on Monday claimed the life of a 35-year-old man from Dinosaur.

The Garfield County coroner investigated the fatal crash, which occurred at milepost 22 on Douglas Pass, and has identified the victim as Phillip Weiler.

The coroner's office is investigating the manner of death and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Middle Mamm Fire to be allowed to burn

Fire activity has been minimal at the Middle Mamm Fire south of Rifle during the past week and will continue to be managed and allowed to burn as more vegetation dries out.

Fire crews have completed indirect contingency lines to protect private property and infrastructure, and crews will remain on scene into the foreseeable future to actively manage the fire.

The fire is expected to remain low-to-moderate intensity, burning through dead and diseased trees and thick brush. Occasionally, concentrations of fuels may cause increased fire activity and smoke.

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