Blotter, April 22, 2014

Pizza delivery SUV stolen

Brandon Ray Morrison, 27, 101 Reeder Mesa Road, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of stealing a vehicle from a Domino’s Pizza delivery employee.

The employee reported that his Chevrolet Blazer was stolen from outside a home in the 500 block of Serenade Street while he was delivering pizza there, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The delivery man said his keys were in the ignition and the motor was running when he saw his vehicle being stolen. He attempted to stop it and was run over and knocked to the ground when the suspect drove the vehicle at him.

A few hours later, a sheriff’s deputy caught sight of the stolen vehicle being driven onto Interstate 70 and followed it as it exited at Horizon Drive and crashed into a guardrail. The driver ran from the vehicle, but the deputy was able to catch him, and Morrison was identified as the vehicle’s driver, an arrest affidavit said.

Morrison was arrested on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft, aggravated robbery, vehicular eluding, second-degree assault, aggravated driving, failing to stop at a red light and speeding more than 40 mph over the speed limit.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A 15-year-old juvenile male received a summons April 7 on suspicion of causing damage of more than $2,000 to someone’s vehicle.

■ Calvin Beal, 31, of Grand Junction, received a summons on suspicion of driving with a revoked license, operating an unregistered vehicle and not providing insurance after a traffic stop April 15 in the area of 28¾ Road and North Avenue.

■ Someone broke into a vehicle in the 2600 block of Patterson Road on April 14, causing damage of $500 and stealing property valued at less than $700.

■ Someone took vehicle keys from a patron at Charlie Dwellington’s bar, 103 N. First St., on Friday and stole the vehicle from where it was parked in the 100 block of Main Street. The vehicle was valued at more than $2,000.

■ Someone passed a $100 counterfeit bill at a bank in the 300 block of Main Street on Wednesday.

■ Someone stole items valued at less than $5,000 from a home in the 700 block of Scarlet Drive on Feb. 18.

■ Sherran Moore, 48, received a summons Friday on suspicion of disturbing the peace and drinking alcohol in public after being contacted in the 2400 block of Hill Avenue.

■ Matthew Hulsey, 21, was arrested on a warrant after being contacted when he was suspected of trespassing at Hawthorne Park on Saturday.

■ A business in the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 50 unknowingly received a counterfeit $100 bill and passed it along to a customer on Friday.

■ Five or six men assaulted multiple people on the dance floor of La Salsa, 1224 N. 25th St., on Sunday.


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