Blotter, Aug. 7, 2013

Child neglect suspected

Billie Jo Hadden, 24, was ticketed on suspicion of two counts of child abuse after her children, ages 5 and 2, had wandered alone outside in the 2900 block of Krista Street and asked a neighbor for cereal, according to a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department summons. The neighbor on Sunday told deputies Hadden’s children often walk freely to other homes and ask for food — many times barefoot and otherwise underdressed, the summons said. When contacted hours later by deputies at City Market, 2770 Highway 50, Hadden explained she was “running errands” and said she’d woken up and discovered her children were gone. She couldn’t account for her children’s whereabouts for more than three hours, the summons alleged.

Free class on teens, drugs


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday said a free class geared toward parents focusing on teens and prescription drug abuse is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3, at Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 24 1/2 Road. The class size will be limited to 300 people because of seating restrictions. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP at


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Shelly Higgins, 38, was cited Tuesday on suspicion of driving under suspicion during a traffic stop at 15th Street and North Avenue.

■ Someone attempted to break into a home Saturday at 477 E. Niagara Circle.

■ Damage was estimated Friday at more than $1,000 to a building in the 400 block of Main Street in a criminal mischief report.

■ Unspecified items was pawned after a burglary reported in June at a residence located in the 3000 block of Regal Glen Court.

■ Items valued at less than $300 were stolen during a burglary Saturday in the 500 block of Teller Avenue.

■ Brian McLoughlin, 43, and Jason Naugher, 39, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine at the intersection of Glenwood and Cannell avenues.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A woman in the 500 block of 28 3/4 Road reported Sunday that somebody had thrown a rock through a bedroom window of her home.

■ Someone spray painted various messages, including “Babe I Love You,” on roughly 70 feet of sidewalk in the 500 block of Bowstring Drive in Clifton, according to a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department incident report. The vandalism, discovered by a man on Sunday, was believed by the reporting party to be the work of local teenagers. The man said he wanted to report the damage before attempting to clean the area.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were called Sunday to assist the clerk and recorder’s office by “attempting to repossess license plates” in the 62800 block of LaSalle Road.

■ Deputies were called Sunday on a report of a stray dog in the 1300 block of Chipeta Road.


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