Blotter, Aug. 7, 2012

This man was caught on video allegedly vandalizing a petroglyph in the Bangs Canyon area southwest of Grand Junction.

Mystery vandal sought

The Bureau of Land Management is asking the public to help identify a man who was caught on video in late February 2012 allegedly vandalizing a petroglyph in the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area southwest of Grand Junction.

Anyone who recognizes the image of the suspect or has information about the vandalism can call BLM law enforcement rangers at 303-239-3903.

A reward may be given to anyone who offers information that leads to a successful prosecution of the suspect.

Hunter’s remains found

The skeletal remains of a hunter who was reported missing in October 2011 while hunting in the Leroux Creek area northwest of Hotchkiss were found Monday in the area of Doughty Mountain.

A person found the remains of 75-year-old Terry Baughn of Howard, Ohio, while moving cattle Monday and alerted law enforcement.

Personnel from the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, Delta County Search and Rescue and Delta County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

Baughn’s family has been notified of the discovery. Baughn was found a mile and a half from the last place he was seen Oct. 25, 2011.

His cause of death has not yet been determined.

National Night Out set


Crime Stoppers of Mesa County and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department are sponsoring a free community get-together from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Kimwood Park in Clifton as part of the 29th annual National Night Out.

National Night Out encourages neighbors to get to know each other by engaging in fun activities in an effort to promote safety and crime prevention.

For people who will not have a neighborhood party for National Night Out, the party in Clifton will feature bump ‘n’ jumps, ice cream, Sheriff’s Department vehicles, and visits from Mesa County Search & Rescue bloodhounds and McGruff the Crime Dog.

Thirty Grand Junction neighborhoods will participate in National Night Out tonight. Visit and click on the National Night Out link to see if your neighborhood is participating.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Johnny Herrera, 20, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of damaging property and underage consumption of alcohol at 322 Fairview Ave.

■ Property was damaged July 29 in the 3000 block of F 1/2 Road to unlawfully gain entry into a trailer and steal property, causing the victim a loss of less than $1,000.

■ A building was burglarized Friday in the 1500 block of North 18th Street. Less than $500 in damage was done.

■ A 12-year-old boy was detained and taken to the Division of Youth Corrections on Sunday on suspicion of damaging property valued at less than $500 in the 1400 block of Wellington Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were dispatched to the 2900 block of North Avenue to take a sexual assault report stemming from an incident Saturday.

■ A burglar entered a residence in the 5800 block of Purdy Mesa Road in Whitewater as early as July 23 and stole two sets of rare spurs.

■ A thief stole a $150 item Saturday from a vehicle in the 2800 block of Monroe Court.

■ The rear window of a vehicle was broken Saturday in the area of 29 Road and Dawn Drive.


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