Blotter, Dec. 29, 2012
Missing teen girl sought
The Grand Junction Police Department is asking for help in locating Laura Ponce, 16, who was last seen on Christmas Day.
The girl had an argument with her mother on the evening of Dec. 25 and left her home in the 1900 block of White Avenue without a car or any means to get far, said Sgt. William Baker with the Grand Junction Police Department.
She is 5 feet 8 inches and 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone who has seen Ponce or know where she is located is asked to call 242-6707.
Man jailed in gun threat
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department jailed a Grand Junction man Friday on suspicion that he allegedly pointed a “very realistic” gun at a woman that later turned out to be a Colt .177 caliber BB gun.
The victim said the man, 25-year-old Matthew Miller, had been “sexting” her male roommate and that his girlfriend was unaware of his homosexual activities.
A witness to the incident said Miller was yelling at the roommate, asking why he told his girlfriend he was gay.
Miller was taken to the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of felony menacing.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Kelsey Rene Field, 23, of Monpelier, Ind., was jailed Thursday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
■ Thomas Allen Linz, 47, of Grand Junction was jailed Thursday on suspicion of theft, second-degree burglary and violation of a protection order.
■ Weston Dale Richardson, 27, of Grand Junction was jailed Friday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, improper lane usage and a parole violation.
■ Howard Ray Walker III, 28, of Clifton was jailed Thursday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
■ Tony Ray Williams, 20, was jailed Thursday on suspicion of criminal mischief, theft and second-degree burglary.
According the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Someone stole about $1,000 in items from a residence in the 500 block of Belford Avenue on Tuesday, causing about $500 in damage in the process.
■ Mayra Gutierrez, 28, was issued a summons on Wednesday on suspicion of taking less than $1,000 in items from a business in the 600 block of Market Street.