Blotter, April 24, 2012

Clarence Lipinski was last seen Thursday morning.

GJ man reported missing

Grand Junction Police are on the lookout for Clarence Lipinski, 59. Lipinski was last heard from about 11 a.m. Thursday before telling a friend he would see her later that day at his downtown Grand Junction apartment, but he never showed up. Lipinski was riding a blue, recumbent EZ Rider SX bicycle. Anyone who has seen Lipinski or his bicycle should call 911.

Church speakers stolen


Fruita’s United Methodist Church, 405 W. Aspen Ave., was burglarized April 16, according to the Fruita Police Department. The church reports two speakers are missing, the department said.

Driver bolts from police


Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 300 block of E Road, and then the female driver attempted to drive off with the deputies standing by the car’s open doors, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle and arrested the woman. There was a newborn baby and a toddler in the vehicle during the traffic stop on Wednesday.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Someone stole items valued at less than $100 and caused damage of less than $500 at a home in the 500 block of West Aspen Avenue on April 8.

■ A 17-year-old boy received a summons on April 10 after allegedly backing up his vehicle and hitting a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Fruita Monument High School.

■ An officer responded to a report of found property on April 10 after a woman in the 700 block of Crystal Way reported four bicycles had been left in her front yard in the past eight weeks.

■ Officers took a report that someone spray-painted gang signs and graffiti on the jumps at the Fruita Bike Park, 290 Clements Way, on April 12.

■ A wallet was stolen from the Fruita Community Center on April 12 and a credit card used at several locations in the city.

■ A 13-year-old boy received a summons for allegedly stealing candy valued at $7 from the Maverik Convenience Store, 1103 E. U.S. Highway 6&50, on April 13.

■ A 17-year-old girl who had been reported as a runaway returned home April 13.

■ A 17-year-old boy received a summons and was released to his parents after being under the influence of alcohol while attending Fruita Monument High School on April 16.

■ A man in the 200 block of Dogwood Drive reported fraud after sending a money order of $400 in an attempt to purchase a dog on the Internet.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies talked to a mother and her son about suspicious text messages they had been receiving on Wednesday.

■ Deputies took a report of people trespassing at Whitewater Cemetery on March 22.

■ Someone on Sunday drove through the area of the 600 block of Oxbow Road, damaging vehicles.

■ Deputies are investigating a report of an unattended death in the 3300 block of Rome Lane on Sunday.

■ Deputies responded to report of a possible robbery in the 400 block of Morning Dove Drive.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Wendy Mariela Gaspar, 20, 3620 F Road, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of an immigration violation, failure to appear on a warrant, theft of less than $500, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal impersonation.

■ Someone entered a fenced area in the 500 block of 25 Road on Thursday and stole items valued at less than $500.

■ Someone stole items valued at more than $20,000 in the 700 block of Horizon Drive on April 8.

■ Someone stole items valued at less than $500 from an unlocked vehicle parked in a carport in the 1300 block of North Third Street on Wednesday.

■ A suspect was at large after assaulting a person in the 1200 block of Bookcliff Avenue at 7 p.m. Sunday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies took a report of a horse stuck in a ditch in the 600 block of Colorado Highway 348 on Friday in Olathe. After several attempts, the horse was set free.


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