Blotter: Aug. 06, 2009

Thieves hit BLM center

• Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding the person or people who stole more than $20,000 in property from the Bureau of Land Management Interagency Air Center at the Grand Junction Regional Airport.

More than $1,000 in damage was done to the center, and more than $20,000 in property was stolen during the early morning hours of July 10, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867.

Callers can remain anonymous.

$1,000 lost in Web scam

• A woman lost more than $1,000 after advertising for a roommate on, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

On Tuesday, a person living in Grand Junction told authorities that a woman saying she lived in Paris agreed to move to Grand Junction. Subsequent financial agreements between the local victim and the unknown woman turned out to be fraudulent, costing the local woman more than $1,000, according to the Police Department.

There is no suspect information.

Teen injured by rockfall

• An 18-year boy was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon after a 3-foot boulder fell on him while he was hiking with family members off the Cross Creek Trail in Eagle County, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department.

The man’s name and condition were not immediately known.

The rescue took about three hours, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Rescuers from the Sheriff’s Department, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Eagle River Fire Protection District and the Eagle County Ambulance District helped search for the man.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A manager of a business in the 3100 block of 12th Street reported Tuesday that computer accessories worth more than $5,000 were stolen from the store. There is no suspect information.

• Someone used a person’s credit card information Monday to forge checks obtained via the mail to obtain goods and services from a person living in the 400 block of Broken Arrow Drive. The investigation is ongoing.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Karen Patricia Lewis, 53, 567 32 5/8 Road, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault of an at-risk adult/juvenile and menacing.

• Someone broke the passenger side window of a truck parked in the 2900 block of Cedar Place on Tuesday. Damage to the truck was about $200. There is no suspect information.


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