Blotter, Dec. 21, 2012

Double stabbing in Clifton

Authorities are releasing few details about a stabbing at a Clifton home that sent two men to the hospital Wednesday night. Deputies responded to 3268 E Road, No. 62, about 9:30 p.m. and found two men with stab wounds. A woman was taken to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department to meet with investigators as a possible witness, sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said.

The two men were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Benjamin said. No arrests have been made.

GarCo schools locked down


All schools in the Garfield Re-2 School District were placed on precautionary lockdown Thursday morning when a vehicle abandoned along Interstate 70 near Coal Ridge High School was discovered to be stolen in Missouri, and a man seen leaving the car wrapped in a blanket could not be found by law enforcement.

Investigators searched the vehicle, a two-door 1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT, and determined there were no weapons and no public threat.

Car Barn burglars sought


Sometime overnight between Nov. 17 and 18, burglars entered the Car Barn, 535 W. Aspen Ave., and removed a large number of items, including a Samsung flat-screen TV, an Insignia widescreen TV, a computer monitor, a closed-circuit TV camera and some other items.

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County asks anyone with information about the crime to call 241-STOP. Information can be left anonymously and could earn a reward of up to $1,000. Find more information at


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Joseph Buk, 30, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon causing injury and property damage valued at less than $1,000.

■  Someone removed property valued at more than $1,000 from a lot in the 2700 block of C 3/4 Road on Nov. 15.

■  Someone stole property valued at more than $1,000 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., on Dec. 15.

■  Kenneth Dutcher, 23, was arrested and released on a summons for disorderly conduct at 2881 North Ave. on Monday. He was arrested and released on a summons for trespassing at 2853 North Ave. later the same day.

■  Someone rented a vehicle valued at more than $1,000 from 2463 U.S. Highway 6 & 50 on Dec. 5 and never returned it.

■  Daniel Mark Lloyd, 57, is accused of harassment after unlawfully communicating with a protected party.

■  Someone caused a loss of more than $1,000 at 424 Sherman Drive

■  Rene Garcia, 26, is accused of assaulting a female in the 1600 block of North Avenue on Wednesday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Adam Burke, 19, was booked into jail accused of two counts of second-degree criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and theft of less than $500.

■  William Johnson, 44, is accused of third-degree assault.

■  Amber Sue Koester, 29, was booked into jail accused of harassment, criminal mischief of $20,000 or more and first-degree criminal trespass of a vehicle.

■  Daniel Stevens, 52, was booked into jail on suspicion of domestic violence and third-degree assault.

■  Anthony Zamora, 21, is accused of fraud, first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, two counts of theft, contempt of court and a probation violation.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■  Derrick Quintana, 28, was arrested and accused of careless driving, driving under revocation, and having two outstanding warrants for failure to appear.


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