Blotter: April 08, 2009

Sex assaults investigated

• Grand Junction police are investigating separate reports of sexual assault.
Police say a known male attempted to sexually assault a juvenile female in the northeast part of the city, while an unknown person sexually assaulted another person in the southeast part of the city. Both incidents were reported Monday.
No other information about the cases was released.

Sex-assault suspect sought

• Grand Junction police are looking for a man they say attempted to sexually assault a woman earlier this month.
The woman reported to officers that she was walking near the intersection of North Avenue and 28 1/2 Road early on the morning of April 1 when a man grabbed her from behind, dragged her a short distance and tried to sexually assault her. She was able to get away and call for help.
The man is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, with a shaved head. At the time of the attempted assault, he was wearing jeans, a long-sleeve T-shirt and small glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP. Residents can also send information via the Internet at or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Bryan Richard Gregg, 28, 1535 Poplar Ave., No. 13, was arrested Monday after he was stopped for a traffic violation at 29 Road and Unaweep Avenue and found to be in possession of suspected drugs and have an outstanding warrant.

•  Someone entered a home in the 500 block of James Street on Monday and stole thousands of dollars worth of property.

•  Someone caused more than $1,000 in damage to two vehicles in the 800 block of Bunting Avenue on Monday.

•  Someone vandalized and entered a vehicle in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road and stole cash and property from it on Monday. Total loss was estimated at more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Raul Anthony Navarro, 20, of Montrose was arrested Monday on a warrant on suspicion of second-degree assault.

•  A man reported Monday that someone cut the lock on his utility trailer in the 2500 block of River Road and stole approximately $2,000 worth of tools

•  Someone stole more than $3,600 worth of items from a vehicle parked at the Devils Canyon trailhead in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area on Monday.

•  Someone damaged a window on a van parked in the 3100 block of Mesa Avenue Saturday night or Sunday morning.

•  A man living in the 500 block of Sycamore Street reported Monday that someone caused more than $200 damage to the windshield of his vehicle.


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