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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

An 82-year-old New Castle man died Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after being injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 6 in Silt on Saturday afternoon.

The Colorado State Patrol was called to the accident at 3:45 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Highway 6 and 16th Street in Silt.

Frank Shrull sustained head and neck injuries when the 1987 Jeep Cherokee he was driving went off the right side of the road and rolled one-quarter time, striking with a telephone pole, according to State Patrol reports.

Shrull was taken to Grand River Hospital in Rifle, then airlifted to St. Mary’s. He died as a result of his injuries Sunday afternoon, State Patrol Capt. Richard Duran confirmed.

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Shrull was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, the State Patrol said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Valley Fire Department, Silt Police Department and Blane Ward Towing assisted with the incident.

Garfield County Crime Stoppers and two law enforcement agencies are seeking information from the public about two recent crimes.

Robbery: The Carbondale Police Department is looking for information about a robbery that occurred in the late morning of Tuesday, Sept. 6. Police officers responded to a robbery in progress at Deportes Jenny, a clothing store at 576 Main St.

The owner of the store stated that two males followed her into the store as she was opening. The suspects reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise.

Witnesses described one suspect as being approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds. The second man is described as being slightly shorter with the same build.

Burglary and theft: The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about the burglary of the Colorado Animal Rescue facility in Spring Valley.

A suspect or suspects broke into the facility on the night of Sept. 15 and stole a dog that was being held there after it had attacked a female resident in Parachute about four months earlier.

Deputies believe the dog was stolen after business hours from a window located in the rear of the building. Damage to the window is estimated at $150.

Garfield County Crime Stoppers, Carbondale Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are searching for information that will lead to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in these cases.

Remain anonymous and earn up to $1,000 by calling 945-0101 or visiting http://www.garcocrimestoppers.com.


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