Blotter, April 4, 2013
Man faces charges of lewd behavior
Grand Junction police arrested a man on Tuesday after he allegedly exposed himself and touched a 6-year-old girl.
Officers responded Tuesday to the 600 block of Crossing Street. According to an arrest affidavit, the girl’s mother told police that her daughter said she witnessed a man “hiding behind a large pine tree” with his pants down, exposing himself. The girl told police she had been roller-blading when a man pushed her down, asked if she was OK and then “grabbed her on her butt.”
The girl further reported, according to police, that the man said, “Come have sex with me,” while standing nearby with his pants down.
Police went to a nearby “host home” for Caprock Behavioral Services, where their investigation led them to Timothy James Williams, 27, 662 Crossing St.. Williams denied the girl’s account, the affidavit said.
He was arrested on suspicion of enticement of a child, sexual assault on a child and indecent exposure.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Richard Medina, 52, is accused of fraud, forgery and possession after an arrest Nov. 30.
■ Someone assaulted a victim in the 900 block of Walnut Avenue on March 27.
■ Jeffrey Watson, 29, is alleged to have harassed and falsely imprisoned someone in the 700 block of Horizon Drove on March 28.
■ Amber Martinez, 20, is accused of theft from Walmart, 2881 North Ave., on Sunday.
■ Someone caused damage to property and a loss of more than $1,000 in the 1200 block of Pinyon Avenue on Monday.
■ Someone caused a loss of more than $1,000 by removing items from outside a business in the 2600 block of Patterson Road on Sunday.
■ Someone caused more than $1,000 in damages and removed items valued at less than $500 from a vehicle in the 2800 block of Elm Circle on Monday.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ Several packages of fireworks were turned in at 825 Ottley Ave. and destroyed by police on March 7.
■ Stetson Hays, 19, is accused of stealing a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck valued at $10,000 on March 23. Hays was further accused of two counts of theft from auto two days later in the 400 block of Holly Park Drive and in the 500 block of Pisces Lane.
■ Someone wrote graffiti on a shed outside of the Fruita Community Center and damaged a window at the facility. More graffiti was found inside on a play tractor. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
■ Someone caused damage in excess of $500 to a vehicle in the 800 block of East Harrison Avenue on March 28.
■ Robert Tabor, 27, and Brian Mitchell, 27, are accused of theft from City Market, 135 S. Plum St., on March 30.
■ Someone removed items valued at less than $500 from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot at Snooks Bottom Open Space Park on March 30. Police said a stolen credit card was used three times at Fruita businesses.