Blotter, Feb. 12, 2014
Break-in alleged in arrest
Lawrence Ware, 34, was arrested Monday night at Mesa Inn, 704 Horizon Drive, on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief, violation of bail-bond conditions, domestic violence and cruelty to animals, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
Monday afternoon, a sheriff’s deputy responded to a home in the 400 block of 32 Road on a report that Ware had entered the home without permission. A woman told the deputy Ware threw a four-pound tub of peanut butter at a dog that barked at him, then punched a window, breaking the glass, according to an arrest narrative. Later that day, at about 9:30 p.m., the woman reported Ware was harassing her and deputies responded to Mesa Inn to arrest him.
Ware is suspected of violating bail-bond violations because he is out on bond after being arrested in Delta County on suspicion of driving while his license is revoked.
Leads sought in robberies
Authorities in Eagle County are seeking leads in back-to-back armed robberies that occurred Monday evening, with one case also involving a carjacking.
Eagle police were dispatched at 6:12 p.m. to the Comfort Inn for a report of a robbery in progress. A man described as being between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-1 and wearing black clothing, including a black covering on his face, reportedly brandished a handgun and demanded money from the front desk clerk, then ran to the back parking lot of the Eagle City Market. He was seen getting into the front passenger seat of a maroon and silver Subaru Outback, with unknown plates.
While agencies searched the area for that vehicle, dispatchers received a report of a car theft at the Big Dog Car Wash in Gypsum. The female caller said she was washing her car when a man, also described as being dressed in black, wielded a gun and demanded money and her car. He fled in the 2011 white Subaru Outback station wagon in an unknown direction. The vehicle has purple-and-white Colorado “Respect Life” license plates, reading 497WAU.
Authorities ask that anyone with information on the incidents or seeing either vehicle not make contact with the vehicles or subjects and instead call 911.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ A person is suspected of committing sexual assault Thursday in the southwest part of the city.
■ A person is suspected of committing sexual assault Saturday in the northeast part of the city.
■ Chandra Whitcomb, 39, was issued a summons on suspicion of assault Saturday after she allegedly struck a person in the 1400 block of Wellington.
■ A woman reported a man hit her in the head Friday in an alley in the 800 block of Texas Avenue and took her purse, causing a loss of less than $2,000.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Clayton Jamison, 27, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of stealing approximately $600 from Smoke Shop Etc., 507 30 Road.