Blotter: Aug. 26, 2009

DOW looking for poacher

• The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information to help apprehend a poacher who illegally shot and killed a buck deer in the Uncompahgre National Forest. 

The poaching occurred during the week of Aug. 17 in the Brewster Creek area just south of Norwood. Poachers removed the buck’s antlers but left the carcass at the kill site. DOW officers found evidence at the scene and are asking for additional assistance from the public to help solve this case. 

A cash reward is available through Operation Game Thief for information that leads an arrest in this case.  In addition, anyone who has information and is willing to testify in this case could receive a free buck license under the Turn in Poachers (TIP) program. 

Anyone with information can contact District Wildlife Manager Mark Caddy at 970-327-4489 or provide information anonymously through Operation Game Thief, toll free, at 877-265-6648.

Man accused of gun threat

• A Glade Park man was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened another person with a gun and violated a restraining order.

Harold Allen Snyder, 82, 17000 DS Road, was jailed on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon and violation of a restraining order.

A woman told Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies Snyder approached her while she was sitting in a vehicle near a home on 16 1/2 Road on Glade Park and asked if she knew where another person was. At the time, the woman said, Snyder was holding a gun that was covered in a white cloth and pointed at her, according to an arrest affidavit.

Snyder was prohibited from coming within 100 yards of the 16 1/2 Road home, the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A known individual threatened two people with a baseball bat and damaged property in the 400 block of Chipeta Avenue early Tuesday morning.

• Wynona Hale, 19, and Adrianna Shirley, 21, were issued summonses on suspicion of theft Monday after they allegedly stole merchandise from Mesa Mall.

• Someone stole a vehicle valued at more than $1,000 from the 300 block of Pitkin Avenue on Monday.

• Someone stole less than $1,000 in Frito Lay merchandise from a delivery truck in the 2200 block of Colex Drive on Monday.

• Someone stole items valued at less than $500 from three unlocked vehicles in the 500 block of Rio Linda Lane on Monday.

• Someone stole items valued at less than $1,000 from a home in the 2300 block of Belford Avenue on Monday.


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