Blotter: November 13, 2008

Prescription fraud alleged

• Melissa Monique Gales, 28, of Grand Junction, was booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of stealing a prescription pad from a pharmacy and trying to use it for herself, as well as sell blank prescriptions to other people, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Gales is being held on five misdemeanor charges and three felonies including forgery, criminal attempt and theft.

Drugs alleged in arrest

• Four people were taken to jail Monday when burglary items, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and knives were found at their residence, 2339 Rattlesnake Court, Unit B, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
Dustin Hyatt, 31, and Talitha Pelletier, 21, both of Grand Junction, are accused of stealing a medicine cart containing prescription drugs and a laptop computer from Pilgrim Home, an assisted living center in Grand Junction.
One gram of methamphetamine was found in the residence and in addition to the items taken from Pilgrim Home, and stolen items valued at $1,000 were recovered.
Hyatt, Pelletier, Julie Skelly, 34, and James Lake, 33, were arrested for numerous other charges including bond violations, according to arrest affidavits.
A child was also living in the residence.

Man accused of possession

• Ivan Trejo, 39, Gypsum, was arrested on suspicion of possessing six grams of cocaine and for having fake identification cards in his apartment, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Someone stole property valued at $500 from a vehicle and a shed in the 100 block of Shelley Drive.

•  A thief stole property valued at $1,000 from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of White Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A puppy might have been poisoned in the 400 block of Forelle Street.

•  Criminals caused $500 in damages to a rental property’s windows and driveway in the 3000 block of Walnut Place.

• Lance Eugene Ferguson, 29, of Grand Junction, was booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, obstruction of a peace officer, distribution and possession of methamphetamine, criminal impersonation, no proof of insurance and having fictitious plates.

According to the Fruita Police Department:

•  Property from a residence and a 2002 Ford truck valued at $15,000 were stolen in the area of East Laura Avenue in Fruita.

• Two dogs were handed over to Fruita’s Animal Control after a Bonnie Vista property manager reported animal neglect. The dogs were left by themselves without food and water for three days.


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