Blotter, July 10, 2013

Home damaged by fire

A home at 133 Vista Grande Road was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning, but the man, woman and cat living inside were uninjured.

According to the Grand Junction Fire Department, the man and woman were alerted to the fire when it broke through their kitchen window at about 5:04 a.m. and made a loud cracking sound. The smoke detector activated quickly and they escaped the home without injury. The cat remained in the house but firefighters found it and brought it outside for treatment, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department.

The fire damaged the home’s attic, garage and kitchen and caused significant smoke damage. Its cause is under investigation but it appears to have started outside the home and spread, the fire department reported.

Two men stabbed in Delta


Two men were treated for stab wounds at Delta County Memorial Hospital Monday night.

Officers responded to the area of U.S. Highway 50 and 1560 Road at 9:56 p.m. Monday on a report of a possible stabbing. They found a 25-year-old man with injuries to his upper torso and he was taken to the hospital and treated for superficial stab wounds, according to the Delta Police Department. A 35-year-old man was found nearby with a bleeding wound on his head and he also was taken to the hospital. The injuries on both men were deemed not life-threatening, according to police.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Someone entered a home in the 400 block of 17th Street Thursday morning, causing less than $1,000 in damage and stealing property valued at less than $2,000.

■  A vehicle was stolen from the 2800 block of Grand Cascade Court Thursday night.

■  Property valued at more than $5,000 was stolen from a business in the 2100 block of North Avenue Friday morning.

■  Dennis Hufford, 49, was arrested Saturday afternoon at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., on suspicion of trying to steal items valued at less than $1,000 and injuring two people at the store.

■ Anthony Andrews, 21, was issued a summons early Sunday morning on suspicion of unlawfully remaining at Mesa Theatre, 538 Main Street, and attempting to start a fight there.

■ Items valued at less than $2,000 were stolen from a vehicle and carport in the 1300 block of N. 17th Street early Sunday morning.

■ Grace Pitzer, 20, and Madison Tipton, 20, were issued summonses Sunday evening on suspicion of stealing items valued at less than $500 from Kohl’s, 636 Market Street.

■ Someone stole items valued at less than $2,000 from a vehicle parked in the 2900 block of N. Ronlin Ave. Sunday night.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ An officer contacted Randall Mark Young, 43, 220 Bower Ave. No. 5, June 25 for driving without headlights. He was arrested on a no bond warrant for domestic violence.

■ Officers dealt with an ongoing neighbor dispute in the 100 block of E. First Street June 25; the neighbors agreed to leave each other alone.

■ An elderly woman triggered her residential alarm June 25 and didn’t know how to turn it off because her daughter had the system installed. An officer taught her how to turn it off.

■ Vandalism was reported June 30 after horse manure was thrown onto the windshield of a horse-drawn buggy.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Someone scratched a vehicle parked at Rib City, 455 Kokopelli Blvd., June 26, causing about $2,000 in damage.

■ An employee of a business in the 500 block of Raptor Road was reported stealing about $150 from the business June 29.

■ Someone shot several gun rounds into a light on the pump building at Little Salt Wash Park June 30.

■ Alan Michael Patton, 33, was arrested June 30 on suspicion of domestic violence, assault, false imprisonment and violation of a protection order.

■ Tony Shields Fetters, 32, 165 Heatherly Lane, was arrested July 3 on suspicion of child abuse and domestic violence.

■ Someone tried to get into a computerized car wash dispenser by drilling the lock Thursday; damage is estimated at $500.

■ Officers responded to a fight outside Johnnie’s Tavern, 155 N. Mulberry Street, Thursday, during which a woman suffered a broken ankle. Donald Murray, 36, and Daniel Bradbury, 24, were issued summonses on suspicion of assault.

■ Jose Vargas, 43, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of assault and domestic violence after allegedly hitting a woman.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Anthony Takacs, 51, was arrested July 3 in the 1900 block of White House Drive on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Jennifer Rush, 51, was arrested July 3 in the 1000 block of N. Townsend Avenue on suspicion of careless driving.

■ Jessica Hamm, 18, was arrested Thursday evening at Buckley Park on suspicion of assault.

■ Alberto Torres, 19, was arrested early Friday morning in the 900 block of N. Selig Avenue on suspicion of domestic violence.

■ Lucus Iniquez, 23, was arrested early Friday morning in the 400 block of S. 1st Street on suspicion of disorderly conduct. At that time, Kristina Iniquez, 25, was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Robin Bisbee, 22, was arrested Friday night in the 6900 block of E. U.S. Highway 50 on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Sergio Lopez Jr., 33, was arrested Friday night in the 1300 block of S. Cascade Avenue on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, speeding and driving with a revoked license.

■ Jeffrey Hays, 61, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 900 block of 6530 Road on suspicion of domestic violence and harassment.

■ Jordan Anderson, 24, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Big Horn Street on suspicion of child abuse, domestic violence, violating a protection order and criminal mischief.

■ Eric Gross, 31, was arrested Sunday night in the 1600 block of Encanto Place on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Harmony Holt, 34, was arrested Monday night in the 1400 block of Manchester Drive on suspicion of domestic violence, assault and criminal mischief.


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