Blotter, April 3, 2014

Woman reports intruder

Brandon Pecha, 21, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into a home in the 400 block of Morning Dove Drive, causing $500 in damage to the front door, while the homeowners were home, according to an incident report from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman in the house awoke to find Pecha, whom she did not know, reportedly in her closet. Pecha reportedly told the woman he was in his house and started naming relatives in the area before asking her how to get out. The woman reportedly showed Pecha the back door, where deputies arrested him, the report said.  Pecha denied breaking into the home.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A 17-year-old boy was arrested and released Tuesday on suspicion of causing unnecessary noise in the 1200 block of North Avenue.

■ Someone caused a loss of more than $2,000 Friday after an area of Cannell and Kennedy avenues was damaged and property removed.

■ Someone stole less than $500 worth or property Thursday from a residence in the 1900 block of Linda Lane.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Burl Wayne Vaskin Jr., 53, Parachute, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing, two counts of possession of weapons by a previous offender, and possession of a controlled substance.


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