Blotter, Dec. 18, 2012

Threat unsubstantiated

Grand Junction police officers who responded Monday to a report that a person intended to shoot people at Mesa Mall and a bank did not find anything suspicious after setting up a perimeter and searching inside and around the mall.

A person called 911 Monday morning, said a friend planned to shoot people at the mall and at an undisclosed bank, then hung up, according to a press release from the Grand Junction Police Department.

The mall was never placed on lock-down, but some banks near the mall voluntarily locked down temporarily after being notified by the police of the potential threat. Police continued to watch the area Monday afternoon.

Police do not believe the threat was legitimate. Anyone with information about the caller can call the Police Department at 242-6707 or contact Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP or, or text CRIMES and a tip to 241-STOP.

Shelter window broken


Charles Browder, 26, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of breaking a window at Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley homeless shelter, 2853 North Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Witnesses at the shelter told law enforcement that Browder wanted to stay at the shelter but was denied entry because he was “acting oddly” and refused to show staff what was in his bags, according to a citation. Browder swore at staff and made a lewd gesture as well, according to police.

After staff told him he could not stay at the shelter for 90 days, Browder hit the building and walked to the north side of the shelter and broke a window, according to the citation.

Joy ride ends in crash


A 16-year-old boy was arrested and released to his parents Friday after stealing and crashing a vehicle, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The teen took a vehicle without the owner’s knowledge or permission Friday night in the 2800 block of Hall Avenue, according to police spokeswoman Kate Porras. The vehicle did not belong to anyone related to the suspect, according to Porras.

The boy then crashed the vehicle in the 500 block of 28 1/2 Road, causing more than $500 in damage, according to police. The teen, who was driving with a revoked license, ran from the crash scene.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A known man is suspected of unlawfully touching a juvenile in a sexual manner Dec. 8 in the southeast part of the city.

■ A person was assaulted and robbed Sunday near Eagle Rim Park, 349 27 5/8 Road. The victim was treated for injuries.

■ Pete Mares Jr., 44, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of crashing a vehicle at the intersection of 29 and B 1/2 roads, leaving the scene of the crash, driving under the influence, and driving without insurance.

■ Corey Matthew Marcella, 27, was arrested Dec. 11 on suspicion of pushing a person to the ground and punching holes in a wall in the 2800 block of Florida Street.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A juvenile was issued a summons 
Dec. 5 on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. The juvenile and another minor were contacted while allegedly trespassing on Central High School property in the 500 block of Warrior Way.

■ Deputies were dispatched Thursday to a potential problem at Grand Mesa Middle School and found a person making suicidal threats. The person was taken to Colorado West Mental Health.

■ Deputies responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle Dec. 10 in the 2900 block of Orchard Ave.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deann M. Slough, 47, Olathe, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of unlawful use of a controlled substance.

■ Robert D. Black, 23, Montrose, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree assault.


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