Blotter, April 20, 2013



Suspicious contact reported

A man driving a blue pickup truck near Rimrock Elementary School on Monday reportedly approached a student after school, telling the child that he was looking for a lost puppy and attempting to get the child to get in the truck and help him look, according to the Fruita Police Department. The child did not get into the vehicle and ran home.

The alleged incident is similar to another that police report happened on April 10 near the school.

The vehicle description from Monday is of a dark blue, extended cab pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram or Chevrolet, with a large scratch on the passenger-side quarter panel near the headlight. The man who was driving the truck is described as a younger white male with red hair.

People with information about the individual or the vehicle are being asked to call 970-242-6707.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ George Gonzalez, 28, and Ramon Escarcega, 36, were arrested April 12 on suspicion of possession of narcotics and paraphernalia. In the same contact with police, Pedro Carbajal, 20, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

■ Kennt Weathers, 22, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while revoked, careless driving, not providing a record of insurance and resisting arrest.

■ Sergi Ruiz, 18, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of five counts of first-degree criminal trespass, obstructing a police officer, possession and minor in possession of alcohol.

■ Someone stole a car Monday from 2150 College Place, causing a loss of about $4,500.

■ Someone caused a loss of more than $20,000 Sunday by removing items from the 700 block of Golfmore Drive.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a home in the 1100 block of Bookcliff Drive on April 3, damaged property and removed items valued at more than $1,000.

■ Joseph C. Branham was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of theft of less than $100 after he allegedly shoplifted from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ Someone caused a loss of more than $1,000 by taking property from the 1100 block of Texas Avenue on Wednesday.


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