Blotter, Feb. 11, 2014
Redlands basement fire
The Grand Junction Fire Department said damage was estimated around $120,000 after an early Monday morning fire in the basement of a Ridges home.
Firefighters were called at 2:15 a.m. to a single-family home at 382 Hill View Drive after a smoke detector had alerted a family inside the home to smoke from the basement level. The family and a dog safely exited the home, but a cat remained unaccounted for, the Fire Department said.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross will assist the family with temporary housing and other needs.
The cause remains under investigation.
Theft from Wells Fargo
Police continue to investigate the possible embezzlement of funds from Wells Fargo Bank, 2808 North Ave., and its customers, Grand Junction Police Department reported.
The theft of $5,000 to $20,000 was reported to police Wednesday.
Police allege a signature was obtained by deception and a possibly forged. The theft occurred between noon Feb. 2 and noon Feb. 5, a police report said.
Officials declined comment, citing the active investigation.
According to Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Samuel Hartmann, 20, was arrested and booked into Mesa County jail on suspicion of reckless driving, engaging in exhibition of speed, driving under the influence, illegal possession or consumption of ethyl alcohol by an underage person and driving under revocation at 28 3/4 Road and North Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
■ Colton Chavez, 21, was arrested and released on a summons on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving after being involved in a crash at 551 Cindy Ann Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.
■ Darren Caldwell, age 43, was arrested in the area of Unaweep Avenue and Holly Lane on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.
■ John Johnson, 19, was arrested and released on a summons on suspicion of consuming marijuana by a person under 21, possession of drug paraphernalia, having a defective tail light and failure to present proof of insurance in the area of Santa Clara Avenue and U.S. Highway 50 shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.
■Someone committed second-degree burglary, theft of more than $1,000, and criminal mischief of more than $1,000, in the 300 block of South Avenue around 4 p.m. Friday.
■ Jenelle Spencer, 26, of Grand Junction, was arrested and released on a summons on suspicion she shoplifted items valued at less than $500 from a business in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 shortly before 4 p.m. Friday.
■ Bernard Worley, 48, was issued a summons on suspicion of shoplifting less than $500 after being contacted at 2454 Rimrock Ave. around 2 p.m. Friday.
According to Montrose Police Department:
■ Darren Stonehocker, 19, of Montrose was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of 6450 Road on suspicion of possession of cannabis under the age of 21. He also was named in an outstanding warrant.
■ Janet White, 61, of Montrose was arrested in the 1200 block of South Townsend Ave. around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence, DUI per se and careless driving.
■ Taylor Franks, 20, of Montrose was arrested around 11 a.m. in the 800 block of North First Street on two outstanding warrants and on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation and driving under denial.
According to Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Jessica R. Howell, 27, Montrose, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, failure to signal and no proof of insurance.
■ Joshua A. Armstrong, 21, Montrose, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child.