Blotter: April 27, 2009

Unlocked cars tempt crooks

• Locking car doors is a first step to keeping items in your vehicle from disappearing, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to a string of thefts from vehicles over the weekend and all of the vehicles had one thing in common: the doors were unlocked.
On Saturday morning, deputies had a report of a CD player taken from a vehicle in the 100 block of Moselle Court. Damage to the vehicle and the item is valued at $840.
A little later in the day, a faceplate of a CD player was taken from a vehicle in the 500 block of Serenade Street. Damage is estimated at $300.
On Saturday evening, yet another CD player was taken from a vehicle in the 100 block of Colombard Court. Damage is estimated at $200.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• On April 18, a burglar entered a previously broken window and stole items in a home in the 2600 block of Patterson Road.

• Prescription pills valued at less than $500 were taken Friday from an unlocked home on F 1/2 Road.

• A blue and white 2002 Yamaha 225XT valued at more than $1,000 was taken Saturday from the driveway of a home in the Ridges on the Redlands.

• Cynthia Denise Ford, 46, 501 Independent Ave., No. B3, was arrested Saturday and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of two counts of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge of child abuse.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies assisted medical personnel with an intoxicated woman who passed out Saturday night near the exit of Cactus Canyon, 3210 Interstate 70 Business Loop. The woman was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where her blood-alcohol content registered at 0.337 percent.

According to the Fruita Police Department:

• Rachel Kennile Hughes, 29, 175 Ponderosa Drive, Fruita, was arrested Saturday night and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of drug distribution and violating terms of probation.


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