Blotter, Dec. 22, 2012

Police find missing man

The Palisade Police Department said a woman on Dec. 15 reported her husband was missing. An officer found the man at church, police said.

Police: Road rage with gun


Robert Leighton, 62, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony menacing in the area of 15th Street and Walnut Avenue after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a man during a road rage incident, according to an arrest affidavit.

Pay hike was no pay day


The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a reported embezzlement from a business in the 200 block of North Fourth Street, causing a loss of more than $1,000. An employer reported an employee had given herself “improper pay raises,” police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.

Burglar assaults resident


A man in the 400 block of Broken Arrow Drive reported he was assaulted, shortly after arriving home, by an assailant in a ski mask. The suspect reportedly fled out a door after punching the victim in the face, police said. There were no suspects in the case.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Two juveniles and two adults are suspected of breaking into multiple vehicles and homes at several locations across the city. An investigation remains active.

■ Three known men and two unknown men reported broke into a home Dec. 12 and menaced a victim in the 500 block of Willow Road. An investigation remains active.

■ An investigation was opened Dec. 8 on known suspects who were suspected of distributing methamphetamine at 721 Horizon Drive. The case remains active.

■ Property worth less than $500 was reportedly stolen from a vehicle Tuesday at 1400 N. Fifth St.

■ A vehicle was stolen Dec. 6 after being rented from 2463 U.S. Highway 6&50.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were called Wednesday to the 500 block 29 1/4 Road on a report a sexual assault. The claim was unfounded.

■ Deputies were called Wednesday to Central High School on report of a juvenile in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a summons.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ A report of shots fired on Dec. 13 at Mesa View Motel was determined to be hunters near the Colorado River.

■ Officers took a report Dec. 13 of two dogs that came from a yard at 379 W. Fifth St. and reportedly attacked another dog down the street. Warnings were issued.

■ Officers responding to a reported residential burglary in progress on Dec. 15 determined the parties involved had permission to move items from the property. One party was issued a summons on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were called Thursday on a report of a broken-down vehicle outside New Castle on Interstate 70, with a pedestrian reportedly walking away from the vehicle. Deputies couldn’t locate anyone and the vehicle was impounded.


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