Monday, March 24th
A deputy, the Chief Deputy Sheriff and the Sheriff, along with fire units from Grand Junction and Jefferson responded to a reported structure fire at 301 East First Street in Grand Junction. Two older farm buildings that were owned by Raymond Gunn were fully engulfed upon the fire departments arrival. Gunn reported that he had been burning garbage earlier in the day on Sunday as a probable cause of the fire. No value estimate is available for the buildings and contents at this time.
A deputy and the Jefferson fire Department were dispatched to a pickup truck fire at 1116 L Avenue. The 1979 Ford F-150 that is owned by Justin Stream was determined to be a total loss.
The sheriff spoke with several residents in the 900 block of Main Street in Scranton about their young kids running freely about the neighborhood and being destructive to other people’s property.
A deputy was out of position and unable to locate a reported white GMC full size van with no license plates that was eastbound from the Casey’s General Store in Grand Junction. Boone County was advised of the vehicle description.
A deputy was advised by a Greene County Conservation employee of Criminal Mischief and vandalism to a sign and fencing at the wild life area at Squirrel Hollow Park. The park official estimated the damage to be $200.
A deputy is investigating a barking dog nuisance complaint in the 200 block of Hill Street in Churdan.
A deputy and the Grand Junction Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a reported two vehicle accident that occurred on 2nd Street in Grand Junction. A 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was owned and being driven by Phillip Michael Kenoyer 25, of Grand Junction was reported to be eastbound on 2nd Street when a red vehicle pulled out from the 18th Street intersection and caused Kenoyer to take evasive action, driving his vehicle into the ditch and catching fire. The red vehicle did not stop and its identity is not known at this time. The Kenoyer Jeep was estimated to be a total loss. The accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office at this time.
A deputy is assisting a Juvenile Court Officer with an investigation in Scranton.
Tuesday, March 25th
A deputy checked the report of someone driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent in Churdan. The vehicle was later returned to the owner with charges pending further investigation.
A deputy assisted a Jefferson Police Officer with an arrest in the 400 block of East Washington Street.
In all cases when a defendant has been charged, this is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.