The Daily Sentinel from Grand Junction, Colorado on July 27, 1995 · 3
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Thursday, July 27, 1995
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1 Thursday, July 27, 1995 The Dail Sentinel Page 3A F' Ar ound the region FAA shouldnt have paid moving fees, official says American Travel Pro CRUISE SALE ! One Week ONL Y... July 31 - August 5 1 E Associated Press DENVER A Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency erred when it approved the moving expenses of many of the FAA employees transferred to Denver International Airport earlier this year. Those employees might be forced to reimburse the money, a senior FAA official said Thursday. We simply made a mistake," said FAA Regional Administrator Fred Isaac. A' detailed' analysis indicates that the majority of the employees transferred from Stapleton International Airport to DIA, just 17 mile's away, did hot meet the federal requirements for the moving expenses, Isaac said. We're still going through this review process very, very carefully, added Isaac, who is based in Seattle. We simply made a mistake . Fred Isaac, FAA regional administrator The U.S. Department of Transportation inspector generals office is investigating the payment of $538,000 in moving expenses to 38 FAA employees in Denver, most of them air traffic controllers. Officials expect the investigation to be completed by mid-September. Under a government policy no longer in effect, the FAA employees transferred from Stapleton to DIA were allowed to move at government expense if DIA was 10 miles farther from their homes than Stapleton was. The FAA and employees Missing Wisconsin man found alive in Key West Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS - A Wisconsin, man who disappeared from here two years ago while on a business trip is alive and well and working as a diver in Key West, Florida authorities have confirmed. Craig Williamsons whereabouts recently came to light when he told Florida authorities he lost his memory after he was assaulted on Aug. 30, 1993, at a bar or convenience store in Colorado Springs. El Paso County sheriffs officials, though skeptical, on Wednesday said they were glad to close a case that had produced a stream of dead-end leads. Their search for Williamson involved hundreds of hours of work by local and federal agents and cost taxpayers at least $12,000. Williamsons story matches a theory promoted by his wife, Christine Reinhard, who talked about her husband's dis appearance on the national television program Unsolved Mysteries. I am in no position to talk about it. I am in shock, said Reinhard, who moved from Wisconsin to Cody, Wyo after closing the couple's fish farm about a year ago. Were trying to keep it a private matter until we can resolve some issues, she said. "Were both very fragile right now. Craig is in a very delicate emotional state. She also described her husband, whom she has talked to on the phone at least three times in recent weeks, as having an extremely impaired memory and being very paranoid, scared. In the days before his disappearance, Williamson had driven an old school bus to Colorado, intending to buy fish from a fishery near Alamosa. But before he could load his stock, he disappeared. believed the policy did not require them to move closer to DIA. 1 However, Isaac said the agency overlooked a federal rule that says government employees must move closer to their new job sites to qualify for reimbursement. The regulation, published by the General Services Administration, says there has to be reasonable improvement in the commuting distance, Isaac said. That was simply overlooked, he said. The air traffic controllers union might sue the government if members are ordered to repay the money for moving costs, but that would not deter the FAA, Isaac added. Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo., had called for an investigation into the payments to Denver FAA employees. Motorist shot by policeman vows lawsuit Associated Press DENVER - A U.S. Postal Service mechanic who was shot by an off-duty policeman during a traffic dispute says he plans to seek justice in civil court now that a jury has acquitted the officer of criminal charges. In a statement issued through his attorney, Clinton Brown said Wednesday that he was disgusted by the acquittal of Denver police officer Edmund Bruce Gray, 30. Brown said he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Denver over the shooting. An Adams County District Court jury Tuesday found Gray innocent of attempted murder, first-degree assault and illegal discharge of a firearm. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 14, 1994, traffic altercation between Gray and Brown. Gray fired four bullets at Brown's car as it drove away, hitting Brown twice in the back. During the trial, Gray said Brown pointed a handgun at him during the dispute, but no gun was found. 2754 Compass Dr 370 1 Grand Junction, CO 81506 j .JU0PEN: Mon-Fri 8-5 Saturday 9-4 mYpwmwfrmf?d Everything is marked down our ONLY saleiof theiyear Our entire store full of solid wood furniture at the lowest prices of trie year. Hurry while supplies last. (Financing Available) 646 Main 243-1951 Plenty of Parking in the Rear Monday-Friday 9:00-5:30 Saturday 9:00-4:30 90 Days Same As Cash W.A.C. v THE BLOTTER Following is a compilation of law enforcement and emergency service activity provided to The Daily Sentinel by various public agencies. Grand Junction Police Dept. July 26, 1995 12:26 a.m. Leonard Rangel, 35, arrested at Seventh Street and Glen-wood Avenue on suspicion of driving under. the influence. July 25, 1995 7 a.m. Theft of tools, St. Marys Hospital. 8 a.m. Theft from auto, 502 Hill Ave. 8:15 a.m. Theft from auto, 2220 Nil 5th St. 10:24 a.m. Marcellino Hernandez, 18, arrested at 544 Rood Ave. on warrants. 1:15 p.m. Theft from auto, 1708 North Ave. 5:10 p.m. Theft from auto, 1281 Bookcliff Ave. 5:30 p.m. Gary Collins, 43, arrested at 1941 Palisade, on suspicion of assault. 5:35 p.m. Two juveniles issued . summonses on suspicion of theft from Tprget. " r 6 p.m. Kurt Nickerson, 28, issued a summons in the 1400 block of North 17th Street on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. 6 p.m. Car tires punctured, 1440 Texas Ave. 6:15 p.m. Two boys arrested on suspicion of setting trash can on fire, Williams Park. ' 6:45 p.m. Leslie Ferguson, 45, issued summons at 409 W. Kennedy Ave. on suspicion of child abuse. 8 p.m. Theft from auto, 27 and H roads. 10:40 p.m. Burglary, 2690 Continental Drive. 10:20 pun. Stolen vehicle recovered, G Road and Continental. , II p.m. David Spangle, 33, arrested in the 700 block of White Avenue on suspicion of narcotics use and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mesa County Sheriffs Dept July 25, 1995 12:18 a.m. Suspicious person, 3063 Hummingbird Court. 1 a.m. Bobby Joe Hamilton, 64, arrested at 318 Lake Road on suspicion of assault 1:30 a.m. Corbin Coreen Rael, 30, arrested at 2896 Unaweep Ave., on suspicion of harassment . 2:45 a.m. Noise complaint, 460 Road 32. ' 5:10 a.m. Lawn damaged, 3609 Road G. 7:30 a.m. Theft from auto, 27 and H roads. 11:30 a.m. Burglary, 1360 Roatj 18. 11:35 a.m. Randy Allen Mantell, 39, arrested at 2954 Cedar Place. 12:45 p.m. Three cows in road, 3151 Road D. Deputy corralled them. 2 p.m. Theft 927 Road 17. 2:30 p.m. Harassment 2753 Road B. 3:30 p.m. Burglary, 437 Meadows Way. 5 p.m. Disturbance, 541 Road 29. 6:24 p.m. Theft, 484 Grand Valley Drive. 6:30 p.m. Theft from auto, 569 Road 32. 6:32 p.m. Theft, 2956 North Ave. 6:55 p.m. Theft, 3206 Mesa Ave. 8:44 p.m. Sand in gas tank, 462 Topaz. 9:26 p.m. Noise complaint, 2993 North Ave. 9:42 p.m. Wendall McElfresh, 30, issued summons on suspicion of theft. 9:50 p.m. Auto theft, 2911 - Sandra. 10 p.m. Neighbor's dog chased cat up tree and tore up flower bed, 2158 Road K. 11:30 p.m. Trespassing, 1617 Desert Road. Colorado State Patrol July 25, 1995 12:46 a.m. Accident, 3054 Camek. 3:37 a.m. Accident, 33 Road and the desert. 11:28 a.m. Accident, Kannah Creek and U.S. Highway 50. 1:04 p.m. Accident, Interstate 70 near Clifton exit. 2:30 p.m. Accident 1360 U.S. Highway 6650. 4:54 p.m. Accident, Interstate 70 near De Beque. 4:54 p.m. Daniel Vigil. 49, arrested at Vega Reservoir on suspicion of driving under the influence. 8:22 p.m. Accident. 2998 North Ave. 9:27 p.m. Accident, 30 Road and Interstate 70 Business Loop. Mesa County Jail bookings July 26, 1995 12:14 a.m. Steven Scott McCarthy, 37, 414 W. First St. in Palisade, on suspicion of driving under the influence. 1:35 a.m. Leonard Rangel, 35. 853 White Ave., oh suspicion of driving under the influence. 2:24 a.m. David Jeffrey Sell, 38. 480 Grand Valley Drive, on suspicion of menacing. 2:30 a.m. David John Spangle, 33, It 52 Road 18, on suspicion of illegal use of a controlled substance. July 25, 1995 6:25 a.m. Gene Turner, 50, 1305 Wellington Ave., on suspicion of failure to appear In court. 7:25 a.m. Robert Eugene Lloyd, 20, 516 Road 31, on suspicion of contempt of court. 10:10 a.m. Lawrence Earl Price, 44, Collbran, on suspicion of contempt of court. 12:37 p.m. Randy Allen Mantell, 39, 2954 Cedar Place, to serve sentence. 1:26 p.m. Marcellino Julio Hernandez, 18, 307 S. Fourth St., on suspicion of contempt of court. 4:04 p.m. Vincent Lee Horton, 21, 3213 Kennedy Ave., to serve sentence. 6:38 p.m. Michael Robert Blackman, 19, 764 Road 23, on suspicion of contempt of court. 7:52 p.m. Gary Randall Collins, 43, 1941 Palisade, on suspicion of assault. 8:10 p.m. Scott Keith Skogquist, '31, 3349 Road F, on suspicion of contempt of court 8:36 p.m. Daniel Joseph Vigil. 49, 2956 E. View Drive, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Grand Junction Fire Dept July 24, 1995 No activity reported. Clifton Volunteer Fire Dept July 25, 1995 10:23 a.m. Abdominal pain, 516 Road 31, 10:24 p.m. Structure fire, 32 and D roads. 11:40 p.m. Smoke, 30 and D roads. July 24, 1995 10:38 a.m. Emergency medical call, 3276 Road F. 11:57 a.m. Chest pains, 631 Stonegate Drive. 12:55 p.m. Injury accident, 3185 Road D. 1:52 p.m. Emergency medical call, 547 Grand Valley Drive. 2:53 p.m. Weed fire, 586 Road 33. Fruita Police Dept July 25, 1995 1:50 p.m. Burglary, 200 block of East Aspen Ave. 5:55 p.m. Dog bite, 800 block of Cedar Court. Five Alive All Natural Citrus Beverage 64 Ounces $111 Where Quality Cents Less! Offer good July 27 through August 1,1995 at City Market. We reserve the right to limit quanities. When is 80 better than 100? . .r.rrrrrv if 1 Don't sign over 100 of your house to the bank. 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