Blotter: April 13, 2009

Teen allegedly hits cop

• A 14-year-old girl was arrested Friday on a outstanding felony warrant and on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, the Grand Junction Police Department said.
On Friday afternoon, the juvenile was seen walking through Sherwood Park by her mother. The girl was listed as a runaway and was wanted on a warrant, the Police Department said.
When an officer tried to stop the girl by grabbing her wrist, the girl allegedly turned around and punched the officer. When the girl was put in the back of a patrol vehicle, she allegedly spit on the same officer.

Traffic stop leads to arrests

• Javier Moreno, 25, and Jose Octavio Diaz, 28, were arrested Sunday morning near the intersection of North Avenue and 28 1/2 Road after Moreno was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department arrested Moreno on suspicion of DUI, driving without a valid license, criminal impersonation, possession of a forged document and forgery.
Diaz also was charged with forgery, possession of a forged document and criminal impersonation.
Both are being held on suspicion of immigration violation, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Assault, robbery reported

• A 20-year-old Grand Junction man told authorities he was knocked unconscious at his home before being robbed some time late April 4 or early April 5, the Grand Junction Police Department said.
Sgt. Peter Chapola said a man told authorities two men drove him home from a bar April 4. When he woke up April 5, he had a lump on his head from being knocked unconscious and had more than $1,000 worth of electronics missing from his Elm Avenue home.
The victim told authorities he did not know the two men who drove him home, Chapola said.
The two men are possible suspects in the assault and burglary.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  A golf cart valued at more than $1,000 was stolen Saturday from the 700 block of Putter Way. Accessories valued at less than $1,000 inside the golf cart also were stolen.

•  A dog was removed from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Gunnison Avenue on Friday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Deputies arrested Scott Stivener, 32, Saturday on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found to have two outstanding felony warrants.

•  Sandra Anne Pankratz, 46, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•  Scott Verity Peterson, 45, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•  Lawrence Robert Short III, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of forgery and possession a forgery instrument. He also was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, two counts of trespassing and criminal mischief after he allegedly led deputies on a foot chase in the 500 block of 29 Road.

•  Deputies removed an intoxicated woman from the 3100 block of Kennedy Avenue on Saturday after the woman tried to enter a house on the street.

•  A vehicle in the 500 block of 29 1/4 Road was keyed from the rear bumper to the driver’s side front door Saturday. Damage was estimated at $500.


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