Blotter, April 21, 2017

Odd incident ends in charges

A 41-year-old man was in Mesa County court on Thursday, advised on a possible charge of impersonating a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy.

Dutch Kelly is alleged to have “oddly approached local children” who live in a home nearby, according to Judge Michael Grattan, and said that he was from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said in court that Kelly may have been “desperately trying to get in touch” with the father of the children, offering up the possibility that he was seeking a cigarette from the man. An incident report was sealed in the case on Thursday.

Kelly was issued a personal-recognizance bond Thursday, but was ordered to keep a certain distance from the home or any of the family members involved.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Amos Sprouse, 33, was cited on suspicion of harassment on April 14.

■ Adriana Martinez, 23, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on Sunday.

■ Mark Allen Hoover, 47, was cited on suspicion of theft on Tuesday.

■ Shawn Hardman, 47, was cited on suspicion of false reporting to authorities on Tuesday.

■ Someone caused a loss of more than $50 when items of value were taken from a vehicle in the 100 block of N. First Street on April 15.

■ Mark Hoover, 47, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on Tuesday.

■ Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 2500 block of Shetland Drive on Tuesday and stole property, causing a loss of more than $50.

■  Mary Carpendale, 30, is accused of drug possession on Wednesday.

■ John Gillespie, 56, was cited on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass and attempted assault on Wednesday.

■ Matthew Johnson, 47, is accused of drug possession on Thursday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Jennifer McKnight, 34, was cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct on Monday.

■ Someone stole two bundles of firewood from a business in the 3100 block of Mesa Avenue on Tuesday.

■ Jamie Mace, 36, is accused of DUI on Tuesday.

■ Michael Simpson, 33, is accused of motor vehicle theft and drug offenses on Wednesday.


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