Blotter, April 24, 2014
Drug-selling arrest at CMU
Nicholas Wayne Pajor, 19, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing and intending to sell a controlled substance.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, an officer received information that Pajor was selling prescription medication to other students from his dorm room at Colorado Mesa University. An officer texted Pajor and arranged to buy six Adderall XR and six methadone pills for a total of $84, according to police.
During the arranged meeting at the CMU library, Pajor produced the pills and was detained by an investigator, according to police. He told police he had a prescription for the Adderall but not the methadone, which belonged to his now-deceased father, and that he had additional quantities of the drugs in his dorm room, according to an arrest affidavit.
Child abuse suspected
Lorin S. Hacker, 29, and Anne Victoria Neighbor, 21, both of Utah, were issued summonses Sunday on suspicion of child abuse.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, witnesses reported hearing an unattended infant crying in a truck parked on 27 1/4 Road north of H Road Sunday afternoon. Witnesses stated they didn’t see any people within 1,500 feet of the truck and that the baby cried for at least 15 minutes before Hacker and Neighbor returned from riding their dirt bikes, according to police.
The truck’s windows were down and its doors unlocked with the keys left inside it, according to police.
Arrest in ATV theft
Jacob David Cimolino, 22, was arrested Saturday evening on suspicion of taking a John Deere gator, a type of all-terrain vehicle, from Arbor Fest at Lincoln Park and driving it to KFC.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, Cimolino and a friend took the gator, which belongs to the city of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation, to KFC at 12th Street and North Avenue and, upon returning to the park, tried to flee in the gator once they’d been alerted that police had been called.
Cimolino told a responding officer that he’d had “like six” beers at Arbor Fest, according to an arrest affidavit, and that he and his friend “thought it would be fun” to take the gator to KFC. They did not have permission to do so, according to police.
Cimolino agreed to a breath test, which registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.119 percent, according to police. He was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Fire burns Fruita duplex
Firefighters with the Lower Valley Fire Department knocked down a duplex fire in Fruita overnight Wednesday.
Lower Valley Chief Frank Cavaliere said the call came in just after 3 a.m. about a fire at 816 E. Ottley. Responders found a duplex fully involved, as well as a car parked nearby.
A man who lives in one of the units suffered minor injuries, but was not transported to a local hospital, Cavaliere said. Residents in another unit were able to escape unharmed.
Damage was still being assessed, but the vehicle was a total loss.
Watershed burn planned
Federal officials are planning to conduct a prescribed fire on the Palisade watershed on Grand Mesa today.
The controlled fire could produce smoke that would be visible in the Grand Valley.
The Bureau of Land Management wants to remove heavy fuel loads in the 646-acre Palisade watershed about seven miles southeast of Palisade.
Officials also noted that the burn will also improve wildlife habitat by stimulating new growth.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Katelyn Daryl Sharpe, 25, was arrested and released on a summons April 16 on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $300 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.
■ Items valued at more than $5,000 were stolen from a residence in the 2400 block of Orchard Avenue Friday evening.
■ Michael Collins, 51, was arrested and released on a summons Sunday night in the 2600 block of North Seventh Street on suspicion of third-degree assault.
■ Christina Clark, 33, was arrested Monday morning in the 1700 block of North 21st Street on suspicion of harassing a man.
■ Jessie Garcia, 37, was issued a summons Monday afternoon on suspicion of child abuse.
■ Darby Hanson, 28, was arrested Monday night in the 2000 block of North 21st Street on suspicion of assaulting someone, causing injury.
■ Brent Rickstrew, 52, was arrested and released on a summons Tuesday evening on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Drive.
■ Christina Anfinson, 30, was remanded to the Mesa County Jail Tuesday evening on suspicion of consuming alcohol in violation of a bail bond.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Heather Susan Peltier, 42, was arrested Tuesday evening at Patterson and 28 1/2 roads on suspicion of menacing a man with a baseball bat, reckless driving and criminal trespass.
■ A Grand Junction man reported Wednesday morning that someone had entered his back yard in the 600 block of Wintergreen Street, let his dogs out, and keyed his car; the man estimated the damage at $2,000.