Blotter: Aug. 21, 2009

Man accused of desertion

• Garfield County sheriff’s deputies stopped a man for speeding Wednesday and discovered he had deserted the Army.

Eduardo Blanco, 19, of Rifle, had a no bond warrant from the U.S. Army for military desertion when officers pulled him over for speeding on U.S. Highway 6 outside of Silt.

Officers arrested Blanco and took him to the Garfield County Jail on Wednesday evening.

Assault suspect sought

• Mesa County law enforcement are seeking information about the location of Joseph Fredrick Kruckenberg.

Kruckenberg is 45 years old, 180 pounds, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, Caucasian, and has brown eyes and graying hair. He has a warrant out for his arrest on third-degree assault charges.

Anyone with information about Kruckenberg’s whereabouts could earn up to $1,000 cash by calling Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. All calls are anonymous. For more information, visit

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• An unknown person inflicted more than $1,000 worth of damage on a car parked in the driveway Tuesday at 2595 Galley Lane.

• A locked bike worth more than $1,000 was taken Wednesday from 2531 N. 12th St. without the owner’s consent or knowledge.

• A known person destroyed property in a garage Monday at 2994 Brookwood Lane.

• Suspected burglars took items valued at less than $1,000 Wednesday from an apartment at 1330 Glenwood Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Residents reported damage to mailboxes in front of two homes in the 500 block of Centennial Road on Wednesday morning.

• A man found a BB gun bullet hole Wednesday morning in his kitchen window at 547 Pauline Court. The hole caused $400 in damage.

• A thief took a Garmin GPS system from a parked car Wednesday at 650 Allegheny.


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