Blotter, Sept. 5, 2012

‘Sovereign citizen’ arrested

Teresa K. Carlson, 42, of Parlin, was arrested Monday on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest after she allegedly punched a state wildlife officer who had contacted a friend of Carlson’s for having an expired parks pass on a vehicle at the James M. Robb State Park on Monday. Carlson allegedly refused attempts to be handcuffed, explaining, “I’m a sovereign citizen of the United States,” before running into the visitor center, where she was arrested with the assistance of two Fruita Police Department officers, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Benefits fraud alleged


Rickey L. Watkins, 47, 102 Pequena Court, was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony theft and committing a computer crime, for fraudulently obtaining just over $23,000 worth of state unemployment benefits, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The case was investigated by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Glenn Fay, 48, was issued a summons for suspicion of trespassing Thursday after he was allegedly found sleeping under the concrete ramp of the underground parking garage at Two Rivers Convention Center. Fay had allegedly moved landscaping bark to make a level area to sleep on, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.

■  Officers on Sunday recovered controlled substances on an inmate at Community Corrections, 650 South Ave.

■  David L. Rohde, 25, was arrested on suspicion of criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, third-degree assault and obstructing a peace officer, after he allegedly assaulted two people at a downtown Grand Junction bar and tried to run from arresting officers on Friday.

■  Items were reported stolen Aug. 26 after someone entered a vehicle parked at 201 Franklin Avenue.

■  A vehicle parked at 1334 Elm Avenue sustained more than $1,000 in damage on Friday.

■  Property worth less than $5,000 was reported stolen Sunday at 2210 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■  A counterfeit bill was reportedly passed Thursday at 333 N First Street, causing a loss under $100.

■  A vehicle was stolen Aug. 20 from the 200 block of North 17th Street, causing a loss of less than $10,000.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Someone reportedly stayed two nights at Gateway Canyons Resort and left without paying the bill. The loss was $723 and the occurred around July 31.

■  Deputies opened an investigation involving an assault reported Aug. 17 at Rock Jam.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Chelsie Morgan Shuster, 19, Rifle, was cited after animal control officers were called Sunday to a reported dog bite in the 9559 County Road 320 near Rifle.

■  Raymond Arnold Bedwell Jr., 48, Glenwood Springs, was cited on suspicion of harassment, first-degree trespassing and second-degree burglary after deputies were called to a burglary Friday at 50495 U.S. Highway 6.


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