Blotter, Dec. 6, 2013

Arson suspect arrested

Buffy Jo Robinson, 46, was arrested Wednesday at 536 29 Road on suspicion of starting a fire that caused about $100 in damage, injured one person and put nine other people at risk of injury, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

A witness said he saw Robinson leave her room at the address and lock her door. The witness entered her room and found a shoe box filled with paperwork on fire in the middle of a bed, according to an arrest affidavit. The witness’ left hand was burned when he picked up the box and carried it outside, according to the affidavit.

A mattress and sheets were damaged during the fire. According to the affidavit, Robinson told police she intentionally started the fire to get back at managers of the halfway house allegedly “for helping kill her kidnapped children.”

Gunshot info sought


The Grand Junction Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Mesa County are seeking information about an unknown person who unlawfully shot a firearm in central Grand Junction.

The incident happened between midnight and 4 a.m. Aug. 23, when someone discharged a firearm at a residence in the 2300 block of Gunnison Avenue. The shot caused property damage of more than $500.

Anyone with information about the location or identity of the suspect can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867 or visit Information that leads to an arrest can earn a person up to $1,000 cash.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A man is suspected of making sexual contact with a girl in the center of the city sometime this year.

■ A man is suspected of making sexual contact with a girl starting in October 2009 in the east part of the city.

■ Bradley Sutton, 67, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering and remaining in a hotel room without paying for it 
Nov. 27 at Country Inn, 718 Horizon Drive, and causing less than $100 in damage.

■ A burglar entered and removed items from a vehicle Monday in the 500 block of Sandhill Lane, causing a loss of less than $2,000.

■ A thief stole items valued at more than $300 Nov. 22 from a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A woman reported that a man stepped out of his vehicle and threatened her Wednesday afternoon in the area of Interstate 70-Business Loop and 32 Road. The woman chose not to pursue harassment charges.


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