Blotter, April 6, 2013



Man finds own stolen Jeep

An Orchard Mesa man who reported his Jeep Cherokee stolen earlier this week spotted his stolen Jeep in the desert north of Grand Junction Friday morning, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The man saw the Jeep parked on the side of the road when he was driving out to the desert at about 10 a.m. Friday, according to the Police Department. The man approached the vehicle and found a man sleeping inside the Jeep. The man who owns the Jeep detained the sleeping man at gunpoint until officers arrived, police said.

While dealing with the incident, officers detained three people who sped by the scene and ignored the officers’ commands for the driver to stop and stay away from the scene. The driver and passengers, plus the man sleeping in the Jeep, all were taken to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone unlawfully entered a hotel room March 29 at Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., and removed less than $500 worth of property.

■ Someone unlawfully entered and remained in an occupied structure in the 700 block of Scarlet Street and tried to steal items from inside the structure.

■ Someone vandalized a vehicle Wednesday in the 100 block of Winter Hawk Drive, causing more than $1,000 worth of damage.

■ Someone stole less than $500 Tuesday from a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of North 21st Street.

■ Someone caused approximately $600 worth of damage and stole approximately $500 worth of items Tuesday from a vehicle in the 500 block of 28 1/2 Road.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A suspicious person driving a Lincoln sedan with Idaho plates was reported Thursday at two locations in Loma.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ Three juveniles were arrested Sunday after they admitted they entered 30 to 60 vehicles. Items taken from the vehicles were recovered by officers.

■ Multiple burglar alarms were received March 30 at Taylor Elementary, 689 Brentwood Drive. An officer found an unlocked door.

■ Officers assisted Colorado State Patrol in contacting a driver reportedly driving drunk. The vehicle occupants were found eating fast food and no signs of intoxication were detected.


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