Blotter, April 7, 2014

Heavy equipment stolen

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking information about the theft of heavy equipment last month.

Sometime March 14 to 16, someone removed a 2000 Bobcat 753 Skid Steer valued at $12,500 from 540 Mesa Ave. The Bobcat is white and orange with a 72-inch bucket on the front and has a logo on the back that has been changed from “Bob Cat” to “Bob Inger.”

Anyone with information about who stole the equipment can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867. Information that leads to an arrest can earn a person up to $1,000. Visit for more information.

Coffee with Montrose cops


Montrose Police Department officers are starting a new program called Coffee with the Cops.

A Coffee with the Cops event will take place at 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday of each month at Great Harvest Bakery. The informal gatherings will offer citizens a chance to ask officers questions and have a cup of coffee.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Michael Kerley, 40, was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of harassment after he was reported to have pushed another person to the ground at 2693 U.S. Highway 50.

■ Richard Spurrier, 40, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, disorderly conduct and careless operation of a bicycle after a fight at 424 Pitkin Ave. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

■ Jens Ellsworth, 36, was cited Friday on suspicion of menacing and disorderly conduct after an altercation at 601. N First St. Niko Hall, 49, was cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct in connection with the same incident.

■ A loss greater than $1,000 was reported after someone sent a fraudulent check to a home in the 2400 block of Orchard Avenue. The check was received March 25.

■ Ricky Melchoir, 22, was cited on suspicion of false reporting April 2 at 2692 Malibu Drive.

■ Chad Boyd, 50, was cited April 2 on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Main Street.

■ Jeremy Riggs, 36, was cited on suspicion of criminal mischief on March 23 at 539 Colorado Ave. Damage was less than $500.


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday did not release jail booking or activity reports.


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