Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday October 11, 2012 10-11-12

Authorities in Aurora are combing the scene around a collapsed building near the Pattridge Park open space where a body has been discovered.  The park is about 11 miles south of where missing 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway's backpack was found last weekend.  The Denver Post says a press conference is scheduled this morning.

A woman believed involved in a hit and run at 9th and Main early Sunday morning has died of her injuries.  The Daily Sentinel says one of their employees, 32 year old Amber Davidovich of Clifton was possibly hit by a Dodge Dakota around 2:30 Sunday morning. Friends tell the paper Davidovich was an organ donor and is expected to help at least 7 people in need.

A family in Fruitvale is without a home after a fire yesterday morning.  Grand Junction fire investigators say it looks like a fire at 2937 Wellington Ave started outside in the back of the house and spread to the attic where crews had a had time knocking it down.  No one was home at the time.  Two dogs and two cats were able to escape the fire.

A 26 year old man is dead after losing control of his car on Garfield County Road 319.  The state patrol says the man's car was believed to have been speeding when it hit another vehicle headed the same direction, injuring that driver. The patrol says the man who died was not wearing his seat belt properly, the other driver was.

A man who tried to get away from police in Montrose twice Tuesday is comfortable in the Montrose County Jail now.  The Montrose Daily Press says 24 year old Anthony Mark Evans is being held on suspicion of drug distribution and possession, outstanding warrants, and resisting arrest.  Police say he tried to run when they first spotted him leading to his tasing.  Then at the hospital, he tried to run again as an officer was checking him out.  Bond has been set at $60,000.

The State Patrol's investigating a crash involving an on-duty trooper.  According to the Montrose Daily Press, 27 year old Trooper Alex Ganskow lost control of his patrol car October 4th and smashed into a pickup and trailer on Miami Road.  Neither driver was injured. Ganskow's speed is being looked at as a factor in the crash.

Grand Junction Police are warning about a new scam targeting renters.  At least one family was taken by a scammer who rented a home, collecting a security deposit and rent, but without owning the home. Sgt. Stan Ancell tells the Daily Sentinel he's heard of the situation in other areas of the country, but it's the first time he's seen it happen here.  Renters can check a variety of sources before renting a property.

More than 300 doctors have come out in support of Amendment 64 which would legalize marijuana in Colorado, a large number of law enforcement officials are out against it.  The Daily Sentinel says cops, including Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey say normalizing a behavior will increase that behavior.  Proponents say the measure is an attempt to eliminate the underground market by having pot sales conducted, taxed and regulated Colorado businesses.

No appointments at Colorado Community Dental on Skyline Court today.  The Daily Sentinel says IRS agents raided the dentist's office and a home associated with the practice yesterday.  An investigator tells the Sentinel the IRS's criminal division is looking into the practice and documents in the case are sealed.

Palisade's latest Chamber of Commerce Director is Juliann Adams, who's been director of sales and community relations at the Wine Country Inn for the past four years. The Daily Sentinel says Adams's experience at the hotel and near-term goals of the chamber is obvious.  She'll become the 4th executive director of the chamber in the past two years.

The Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems in Brighton is laying off 75 workers.  The company cut another 120 jobs Tuesday.  The cuts are in anticipation of a federal wind production tax credit expiration.