Blotter: December 14, 2008

Cops say pot found on bus

• A routine bus check on Dec. 3 at the Greyhound station, 230 S. Fifth St., turned up 11.6 pounds of suspected marijuana, according to Grand Junction Police Department reports. Rashad Tolbert, 29, was contacted as the suspected owner of the bag. His luggage had been searched on consent.

Two accused of burglary

• Grand Junction Police arrested Robert Hammon, 19, and Trenton Grubbs, 37, in Garfield County on suspicion of breaking into Rexel Ryall, 757 Valley Court in Grand Junction, stealing more than $1,000 of copper wire and causing less than $1,000 in damage to the business.

Man reports robbery

• A man reported to Grand Junction police that he was robbed at gunpoint of $300 about 10:30 p.m. Friday evening. The incident took place inside the man’s residence at 2615 F Road. The suspects left the area on foot. The incident is under investigation.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Someone stole an item valued at less than $500 from 541 W. Ute Ave. 

•  Someone reported a man driving a black pickup truck pointed a handgun at them as they were driving in the area of 12th Street and Patterson Road at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

•  A thief took more than $1,000 from someone in an over-the-phone scam.

•  A burglar broke into a home at 949 N. Ninth St. and stole property valued at more than $1,000.

•  Robert Ellis, 23, was issued a summons on suspicion of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia.

•  A boy was issued a summons on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Matthew Higgins, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was also named in an arrest warrant.

•  A thief stole more than $900 in snowboarding equipment from the 500 block of Greenfield Circle.

•  Someone in the 3000 block of E 1/2 Road reported someone had taken their mail out of a mailbox and scattered it through the yard. Some mail had been opened, but documents were still in the envelopes, reports said.

•  A thief took two prescription bottles containing medicine from an unlocked car in the 700 block of 22 Road.

•  A woman in the 500 block of Eastwood Drive filed a harassment complaint against a collection agency that had been calling for her son. When she told them he no longer lives at the home, the agency started calling more frequently, according to reports. Deputies contacted the agency and it agreed to take her number off their list.

•  A thief broke into a home in the 3200 block of East Hall Court in Clifton and stole three decorative spoons valued at $24.


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