Blotter, Aug. 14, 2013
Birthday shots; ticket issued
Arthur Duke, 23, and Camellia Bradley, 25, both of Grand Junction, were ticketed July 28 on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to 28 1/2 Road and Texas Avenue on a report of shots fired, where officers heard gunshots and located Duke and Bradley, who allegedly told officers she and Duke were celebrating her birthday and “fired a gun into the air,” the Police Department said.
Duke also was ticketed on suspicion of violation of a restraining order for possessing a firearm and consuming alcohol, the Police Department said.
Couple in crash identified
The couple injured in Friday night’s crash in the 2800 block of North Avenue was identifid as Jesus and Maria de los Santos, their son, Javier de los Santos, said Tuesday.
Javier is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mesa University in the music department.
Javier said his parents are “hanging in there.” Both remain at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Jesus fractured several vertebrae and Maria broke several bones as a result of Friday’s crash between their minivan and a Dodge truck, according to Javier.
Javier said his 7-year-old niece and 2-year-old nephew were in the back seat and received minor injuries.
The driver of the truck was ticketed on suspicion of careless driving for reportedly being “distracted” at the time of the crash, the Grand Junction Police Department said.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Kristofer Alan Mills, 32, 302 Pitkin Ave., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, 41 counts of criminal impersonation and two counts of forgery for allegedly admitting to officers that he had knowingly given his brother’s name on all previous incidents with area law enforcement to avoid being arrested on a Washington state warrant.
■ Jade Diego Maldonado, 35, address unknown, was ticketed Thursday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of an officer, introducting contraband in the first-degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
■ Kristy Calabrese, 28, address unknown, was ticketed on suspicion of harassment for allegedly shoving an employee and theft of less than $100 at 2809 North Ave.
■ Jared Highline, 31, address unknown, was ticketed Sunday on suspicion of harassment in the 2600 block of North Ave.
■ Someone caused more than $1,000 in damage from the vandalism of a vehicle parked Friday in the 100 block of Dry Creek Court.
■ Someone removed property valued at more than $300 from an unlocked vehicle parked Friday in the 600 block of Horizon Drive.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Larry Kenneth Dixson II, 23, 2322 U.S. Highway 6&50, No. 69, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest after he allegedly refused multiple times to stop and talk to a deputy, saying a deputy “had no right” to stop him.
■ A woman reported Monday that there’s a fake Craigslist advertisement posted about her rental property in the 500 block of Village Way. She retrieved two phone numbers associated with the scam ad but one phone number didn’t even ring and the other went to the voicemail of a nameless Google subscriber.
■ Someone broke a driver’s side window and stole a wallet with numerous ID cards and cash from a vehicle parked Monday in the 400 block of Aspen Grove Drive.
■ A bottle of rum was stolen Monday from East Valley Liquors, 418 32 Road, Unit A.