Blotter, Dec. 1, 2012



Search volunteers needed

If you’re in shape, like the outdoors and have a passion for helping people, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue Ground Team is looking for you.

The Search and Rescue Team is seeking volunteers. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 1. A 10-week training course starts Feb. 7.

Volunteers must be able to carry a heavy pack and walk miles through rugged terrain. Training topics include search methods, land navigation skills, personal survival and rescue techniques, the Sheriff’s Department said. Training will be Thursday nights and every other Sunday. For more information, call Todd Holmes at 250-6373 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone stole property valued at less than $1,000 from a trailer in the 2800 block of North Avenue on Monday.

■ Someone stole more than $1,000 from two duffel bags in the 200 block of South Fifth Street on Nov. 13.

■ A bicycle valued at less than $5,000 was stolen from Bicycle Outfitters, 437 Colorado Ave., on May 1.

■ Someone caused damages of less than $500 to a vehicle in the 2500 block of Blichmann Avenue on Wednesday.

■ Omar Olivas, 18, 585 25 1/2 Road, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a parole violation, several counts of fraud, criminal impersonation, forgery and theft by receiving.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Someone stole items from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Mountain Vista Road on Sunday.

■ Someone stole items from a vehicle parked in the 3100 block of E 1/2 Road on Monday.

■ Margaret Madeline Boone, 19, 2224 Twilight Lane, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree burglary, second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and theft of between $1,000 and $20,000.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Joshua Robert Michaelis, 31, and Jerice Larae Brinklow, 26, were arrested after police responded to a report of shots being fired near Parachute just before 8 p.m. Thursday. Deputies determined the man and woman were intoxicated. Michaelis was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm with a prior felony conviction. Brinklow was arrested on suspicion of being in violation of a protection order.


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