Blotter, April 3, 2013
Birthday cash stolen
Calvin Lee Waller III, 19, of Columbus, Ga., was ticketed Monday on suspicion of theft after he allegedly stole cash from a birthday card, which he removed from a man’s mailbox in the 1900 block of North Fourth Street.
The victim in the case placed the card in his mailbox, and soon after noticed a stranger come to the front door and knock. The victim didn’t answer the door. Soon after, the victim checked his mail and noticed the card was gone. Waller was contacted nearby by police and pulled the cash from the card — discarded in a nearby trash can — from his pockets, according to police spokeswoman Kate Porras.
Copper wire stolen
More than $10,000 worth of copper wire and various equipment were stolen Sunday from a business with a fenced property at 742 Scarlet St., according to the Grand Junction Police Department
Shoplifters team up
A man who sells items at Mama’s Treasures, 742 Main St., reported a group of people came into the store Saturday at the same time, and shortly after, several items were noticed missing, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The suspected stolen items were worth less than $2,000.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Cash was stolen from a safe at the offices of Footprints Veterinarian, 2512 W. Independent Ave. The suspects broke a window to get inside.
■ Patricia Demireles, 40, was cited Monday on suspicion of criminal mischief for allegedly damaging a vehicle parked at 2847 North Ave., causing a loss under $500.
■ Items worth less than $500 were stolen Friday from a vehicle parked in the 2600 block of Milo Drive.
■ Zachary Johnson, 40, and Daniel Bilyeu, 57, were cited Sunday on suspicion of disorderly conduct for fighting at Emerson Park.
■ A burglary was reported Saturday at a home in the 2100 block of North Sixth Street, involving a loss of less than $500.
■ Gilberto Madrid, 62, was cited Saturday on suspicion of trespassing at 2856 North Ave.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ A man in the 1300 block of Q Road reported Thursday a roughly one ton bale of hay was stolen between March 23 and March 27.
■ Lonnie Ivey, 50, was arrested Monday on suspicion of multiple driving-related offenses after he allegedly intentionally slammed his pickup truck into another vehicle following an altercation in the area of Dawn Drive and 29 Road. When asked why he crashed his truck into the other vehicle, Ivey explained, “Because it was in my way,” according to an arrest affidavit.
■ A couple in the 600 block of American Manor Road reported Monday someone had damaged their vehicles with paint balls.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Animal control officers were called Monday on report of an injured cat at 795 Mesa Drive near Rifle.
■ Animal control officers were called Monday on a possible dog bite at 312 Buck Point Road in Glenwood Springs.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Eric Gross, 31, was arrested Monday on suspicion of eluding, reckless driving, violation of a protection order, harassment and driving under the influence in the 3300 block of West Court.
■ Dennis Gross, 64, was issued a citation Monday for suspicion of harassment in the 3300 block of West Court.
■ A burglary was reported Monday at a home in the 1000 block of North Selig Avenue.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Deputies assisted the fire department Friday in the 5900 block of North River Road.
■ A theft from vehicle was reported Friday in the 6400 block of 5825 Road.
■ Deputies were called Friday on a reported harassment in the 65400 block of Sunridge Court.
■ A burglary was reported Friday at a home in the 14600 block of 6355 Road.