Blotter Aug. 31, 2012

Stop turns into chase

A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle on Aug. 21, near the intersection of Orchard Avenue and 
30 Road for suspicion of failing to signal before turning. When the driver failed to stop, accelerated to almost 90 mph along the Interstate 70 Business Loop and ran at least one red light, the deputy stopped pursuit of the vehicle, according to an affidavit.

Further investigation led police to believe the motorcyclist was Leonard Russell Edwards Jr., 49. Records showed Edwards had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and his driver’s status was revoked as a habitual traffic offender.

The Mesa County Street Crimes Unit took Edwards into custody on Wednesday at 3009 D 1/2 Road. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular eluding, driving a motor vehicle while revoked as a habitual traffic offender, a signaling violation, reckless driving, and being a fugitive on a warrant from another jurisdiction.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Someone stole a camera valued at less than $500 on Saturday at Rock Jam.

■ Bradley Borg, 23, was booked into the Mesa County Jail for allegedly violating a protection order, bail bond conditions and probation terms.

■ Phillip Thomas-Camillo Burchim, 34, was booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of a restraining order violation, driving under restraint, and possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

■ James Bud Duncan, Jr., 19, was booked into the Mesa County Jail for alleged vehicular eluding, careless driving, driving under restraint, and failure to stop.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Shanna Cross, 31, was arrested and released on summons on suspicion of a third-degree assault at 424 Pitkin Ave. on Aug. 24.

■ Deborah Arial, 57, is alleged to have stolen items valued at less than $1,000 from Kmart, 2809 North Ave.

■ Someone stole items valued at less than $20,000 from a vehicle in the 2000 block of Autumn Ash Avenue.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■  Jared Schell, 35, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, violating a protection order, driving under revocation, and having an open container.


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