Blotter: April 17, 2009

Large items thrown in canal

• Grand Valley Irrigation reported that two sofas, a mattress and a refrigerator were thrown into a canal Wednesday in Clifton at 35 Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Several of the items reportedly floated all the way to 12th Street in Grand Junction. Sheriff’s Department has no suspects.

Suspicious person reported

• The Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday responded to a call that someone with a video camera was at the De Beque Black Mountain Disposal site on 45 1/2 Road. A vehicle reportedly seen leaving the area had Pennsylvania license plates.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  A dune buggy was stolen from inside a backyard with a locked fence in the 1400 block of Kennedy Avenue on Wednesday. The loss is estimated at more than $1,000.

•  Items valued at more than $1,000 were taken Wednesday from a home in the 200 block of Teller Avenue.

•  A motorcycle valued at less than $20,0000 was stolen in the 500 block of North 16th Street on Wednesday.

•  Police took a report Wednesday that one person has been married to two people simultaneously. The case is under investigation as possible bigamy, according to police spokeswoman Kate Porras.

•  James Menard, 27, and Jacqueline Stegeman, 19, were contacted Wednesday in the 200 block of South First Street on suspicion of fighting. Menard was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stegeman was arrested on suspicion of criminal attempt to commit harassment and an active warrant.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Three motorcycles and the trailer they were on were stolen Wednesday in the 3100 block of Brownie Circle.

•  Brigett Bearden, 24, was arrested on suspicion of assault Wednesday in the 400 block of Topaz Drive in Clifton.

•  Raymond Aragon, 58, was issued a summons on suspicion of physical harassment. He allegedly hit another client at the Grand Junction Regional Center, 2800 D Road.


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