Blotter, Aug. 20, 2013

Burglary suspect arrested

Mesa County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 100 block of Laura Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday and saw a Mesa County man standing in the doorway of a residence, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

At first, Casey Kyle Arden, 22, told deputies he was there to fix the back door, according to his arrest affidavit. Then he said he was there to borrow money. While inside, the affidavit alleged, Arden had placed two tablets into his backpack and took a $20 bill.

Arden was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief and violation of bail bond conditions, the report said.

Man arrested after texts


Christopher Paul Randol, 40, of Montrose, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of one count of felony enticement of a child after he was accused of sending inappropriate text messages and photos to a 13-year-old girl, according to Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard.

Police opened an investigation after the girl’s parents reported that their daughter received multiple text messages Saturday night from a man identified as “Paul,” Lillard said. Lillard declined comment on the content of the texts or photos. Randol was jailed on $25,000 bond.

Pig shooter warned


A 41-year-old Mesa County man who shot a pig in his yard was warned against firing his .22 caliber rifle in a residential area, Mesa County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Melchor Duarte-Villalobos was advised to use better judgment when discharging a firearm in a residential area after the pig he shot one time screamed, ran around the yard and somehow broke the rifle’s buttstock. A second shot was required to dispatch the animal, which was destined for a barbecue, according to the report.

Possible telephone fraud


A man who lives in the 22700 block of Unaweep Avenue told Mesa County sheriff’s deputies that a man he didn’t know called his home as many as eight times between noon Aug. 13 and 12:30 p.m. Aug.  16, asking for mortgage information. The man said the caller may have been involved in a fraud scheme.


According to Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A blue and white truck hauling a cylinder trailer scattered rocks onto the roadway, one of which cracked the windshield of a Lexus driven by a California man west on Interstate 70 near Cameo about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Damage to the windshield was estimated at $500.

■ Nicholas Marcos Salazar, 22, was arrested in the 3100 block of E½ Road about 7:30 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of second-degree assault, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

■ Pedro Alberto Carbajal, 21, was arrested on suspicion of menacing another man with a knife around 6 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Pinon Avenue and 29 Road. Carbajal is also suspected of violating bond conditions.

According to Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Tanner Crites, 20, and Catlyn Coughran, 18, were booked into Mesa County jail Aug. 5 on suspicion of assault in the 2400 block of Ridge Road.

■ David Johnson, 49, was issued a summons on suspicion of third-degree assault in the 300 block of Gunnison Avenue on Saturday.

■ A 14-year-old girl was issued a summons on suspicion that she took a car valued at $5,000 from the 1900 block of Barcelona Way on Friday, crashed the vehicle, causing $500 damage, and fled, failing to notify police.

■ Christopher Prince, 43, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of indecent exposure in the 300 block of South Ninth Street.


According to Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Abe Cardenas, 37, was booked into Montrose County Jail on Friday on suspicion of domestic violence, third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

■ Thomas L. Short, 35, was booked into Montrose County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of sex assault on a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


According to Montrose Police Department:

■ Kyle Eckerman, 19, and Travis Johnson, 19, both of Montrose, were issued summonses Sunday in the 1600 block of Encanto Place on suspicion of theft and criminal trespass.

■ Cody Harrison, 25, was issued a summons Thursday in the 1200 block of North Grand Avenue on suspicion of domestic violence, harassment, theft, and obstruction of telephone service.


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