Blotter, Aug. 27, 2013

Silt Mesa mailboxes hit

More than 50 mailboxes were damaged or destroyed between the evening of Aug. 24 and morning of Aug. 25 in the Silt Mesa area, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

The damage was reported in the areas of Garfield County Roads 210 and 293 west of Silt to the east of LaFrenz Lane and County Road 250, including areas at Harvey Gap, Odin and Rainbow Drive, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Some mail was tampered with and scattered.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for public help locating the suspect or suspects in these incidents.

Call Crime Stoppers at 970-945-0101. Callers may remain anonymous and could earn up to $1,000 for information.

Ticketed over tree branch


Richard Brochner, 45, was ticketed Saturday on suspicion of criminal mischief after a branch was ripped off a tree at the intersection of Main Street and Sixth Street, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

When Brochner stopped running from the scene, he told an officer “I’m sorry. I know it was a stupid thing to do,” according to a copy of his ticket.

He was “very intoxicated,” the ticket alleged.

Dog mutilation probe


The Eagle County Sheriff’s Department and Bureau of Animal Protection agents need public help regarding the death and mutilation of a dog at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel.

On Aug. 4, deputies found a dog head and leg that had been severed from the body. The approximately 2-year-old dog was a breed of miniature pinscher or pinscher mix. The injuries are suspected to have been caused by a human, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of any suspect.

Anyone with information should contact the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department at 970-328-8500, Eagle Valley Humane Society at 970-280-5738 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at (970) 328-7007 or 800-972-TIPS. Submit tips online at

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Joshua David Ramirez, 20, 150 W. Fifth St., Olathe, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of two counts of possession of a controlled substance, the sale of less than 5 pounds of marijuana and possession of more than 2 ounces but less than 6 ounces of marijuana. He also was suspected of possessing 0.32 gram of methamphetamine, 2.75 grams of ecstasy and 25.18 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute.

■ Andrew T. Blechschmidt, 21, address unknown, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree assault causing injury and disorderly conduct after a man was punched in the face.

■ Joseph Salazar, 22, and Christina Padilla, 21, were ticketed Friday on suspicion of ordering $30.26 in food from Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, 2440 U.S. Highway 6&50, and failing to pay for it.

■ Someone stole more than $2,000 in property Friday from a residence in the 1000 block of Teller Avenue.

■ Someone discharged a firearm Friday into an occupied structure in the 2300 block of Gunnison Avenue. An investigation is open.

■ Philip Fluk, 20, Peter Jackson, 20, Pierce Smith, 20 and Cole Sweeny, 20, all were ticketed Friday on suspicion of having a disorderly house in the 2200 block of North 17th Circle. A 15-year-old was ticketed on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol at the same location.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Someone reported a neighbor firing a gun from his porch Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Clarinet Lane. Deputies were unable to determine if any shots were fired.

■ Tyler Marcus Wells, 22, 922 William Court, Unit B, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree attempted criminal trespass, theft of $300 to $750, theft of $50 to $300 and criminal mischief of $500 to $1,000 after stolen tools, stereos, watches, a Rifle High School Class of 2003 class ring and other items were found in his vehicle.

■ An intoxicated man reportedly provoked other intoxicated campers Saturday at Rock Jam by flashing a light in their eyes and making obscene comments. A fight broke out, and one intoxicated man was taken to a hospital for stitches in his hand. The suspect was given a trespass notice.

■  A 21-year-old intoxicated man was arrested Saturday at Rock Jam on suspicion of arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief after he reportedly entered a campsite of strangers and asked for alcohol. The people at the campsite escorted him away. He returned a few minutes later and reportedly lit their tent on fire. He later was found to be in violation of a protection order after he reportedly admitted his actions and was found to be restrained from consuming alcohol.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A sexual assault case was referred Wednesday to the Mesa County Department of Human Services.

■ Jashua Jackson, 35, was ticketed 
Aug. 20 on suspicion of being intoxicated in the roadway at Colorado Highway 340 and Red Cliffs Drive, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest.

■ A 13-year-old boy was ticketed Aug. 15 in the 1800 block of J Road on suspicion of possession of alcohol.

■ Someone stole gas valued at $50 from the Shell Gas Station, 403 Jurassic Ave., on Aug. 8.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Richard Frederick Wille, 64, 115 Silver Queen Circle, was arrested Saturday in the Parachute area on suspicion of resisting arrest, third-degree assault, having a vicious animal and having a dog at-large.

■ Two male, red-colored hounds were wandering Friday in the Parachute area. They were impounded.

■ An abandoned vehicle was reported Saturday in the Parachute area.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A report of shots fired was made Saturday in the 10900 block of 5850 Road. It turned out to be fireworks from the celebration of a Denver Broncos victory.

■ A bear reportedly was seen Friday in the 15500 block of 6900 Road. A deputy was unable to locate the bear.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ An investigation continued of “a suspicious” fire reported Friday in an unoccupied shed by the railroad tracks near North Second Street and North Selig Avenue.

■ Four vehicles reportedly were keyed Thursday in the 700 block of Cedar Creek.


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