Blotter: Aug. 11, 2009

Knife found during arrest

• Charles William Vincent, 37, 1835 J 2/10 Road, was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of criminal attempt, obstruction of an officer and possession of a concealed weapon after he allegedly took a knife into Wal-Mart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., to confront an employee, according to his arrest affidavit from the Grand Junction Police Department.

When approached by an officer in the parking lot, Vincent did not listen to the officer’s demands and walked toward the officer, according to the arrest affidavit. The officer used a Taser to subdue Vincent, who was handcuffed and found to be in possession of a 6-inch, fixed-blade knife.

Pot cultivation alleged

• Diego Alvarez, 30, of Avon was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony cultivation of marijuana and possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana after an anonymous person called the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department with information about an alleged grow operation in the Buffalo Ridge apartment complex in Avon, the Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

After obtaining a search warrant for the apartment, the Sheriff’s Department and the Avon Police Department seized eight mature marijuana plants, other harvested marijuana and grow lights, the news release said.

Woman reports knife attack

• A woman reported Monday morning that a man threatened her with a knife in the St. Mary’s Hospital parking garage.

The woman told Grand Junction police that a struggle for the knife ensued, and she wrestled it away from the man and stabbed him. She left the scene and reported the stabbing. When officers arrived at the parking garage, they found no evidence of a stabbing.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Carlos Carranza-Espinoza, 41, 478 32 1/8 Road, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

• Terrence Walter Badger Jr., 43, 446 N. 22nd St., No. 7, was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbery, menacing and harassment.

• Kevin Lawrence Elliott, 34, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of five counts of felony menacing, criminal mischief of between $1,000 and $20,000, harassment, misdemeanor child abuse and careless driving.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

• A 19-year-old Louisville woman jumped 25 feet off a guardrail on Interstate 70 in the Glenwood Canyon on Friday. Her injuries were minor.

• The cause of a Friday brush fire reported on Webster Hill outside Rifle is being investigated. No property damage has been reported in the 2-acre fire.


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