Blotter: April 22, 2009
Fraud scheme reported
• Grand Junction police are warning the public about possible credit card fraud throughout the Grand Valley.
Police say they have reports that callers who claim to represent credit card companies have contacted people, offering to lower their interest rates.
Residents should watch out for callers who seek verification of identity and won’t say who they are or where they are located. Residents also should also look for caller ID numbers that say “MasterCard/Visa” and no specific company name. These may be easy-to-use fake names and numbers, police say.
Police say anyone who receives one of these calls should hang up and does not need to contact law enforcement. People who believe they have given personal information should monitor their credit reports. People who have confirmed they are victims of identity theft should file a police report.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• Charles Robby Johnson, 53, 547 Glen Road, was arrested Monday at his home on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation.
• Bernard Wayne Worley, 43, 445 Fourth St., No. 10, was arrested Monday in the 1200 block of South Fifth Street on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and a parole violation.
• Edwin Martin Zimmerman, 43, transient, was arrested Monday on suspicion that he stole merchandise valued at less than $1,000 from City Market, 200 Rood Ave. He also was named in an unrelated arrest warrant.
• Someone removed property valued at less than $1,000 from a home in the 900 block of Colorado Avenue on Monday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• A woman living in the 3200 block of East Rood Circle reported Monday that someone removed a laptop computer from her home.
• Deputies received a report Monday that two men were selling home stereo systems out of their car in the 3200 block of the Interstate 70 Business Loop. The two men later left the area in the vehicle. The incident is under investigation.