Blotter, Aug. 7, 2017
$25 pawned items lead to possible theft charges
A Grand Junction man is facing theft charges on suspicion of pawning $25 worth of items that didn’t belong to him, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Manuel John Renteria, 30, was handed a $500 cash bond from a judge in court Friday on allegations of theft, providing false information on a pawn slip and theft of less than $50.
A surveillance camera at First National Pawn, 2892 North Ave., shows Renteria pawning some power tools, and Renteria signed a slip claiming he had owned the items for two years, according to an arrest affidavit.
A woman who lives in the 1600 block of N. 21st Street said several tools have been stolen from her home since Renteria moved in.
Renteria denied stealing the items and said he and the woman sold some items together and she received the proceeds, the affidavit said.
Renteria twice before had entered false information on a pawn slip, a police officer said in the affidavit.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Johnathan Brent Blanchette, 26, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of misdemeanor criminal mischief and domestic violence.
■ Jose Reyes Pena-Villasano, 27, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping, obstruction of a telephone and domestic violence.
■ Deputies responded to the 400 block of Coronado Way on Thursday on a report of an auto theft and a verbal dispute.
■ Zachary Hidebrant, 31, was arrested Wednesday in the 2800 block of Pinon Avenue on suspicion of domestic violence, harassment and criminal mischief.
■ Deputies took a report of a runaway juvenile in the 100 block of 29 Road on Thursday.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Derek Joseph Salvati, 34, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief, harassment, second-degree tampering and domestic violence.
■ Rick Matthew Vigil, 34, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of third-degree assault and crimes against an at-risk person.