Blotter, Feb. 17, 2014

9 gunshots likely fired

Gabriel Devon Milligan, the 22-year-old arrested Thursday on Orchard Mesa on suspicion of prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment, also was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 27 and B 3/4 roads Thursday after it was reported a man wearing a green shirt and one shoe shot a firearm into the air.

According to an arrest affidavit, an officer found a glass pipe that contained suspected methamphetamine residue when he found Milligan on the corner of Sherman and Dorothy drives and searched him. As a felon, he also is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

According to the affidavit, Milligan said he accidentally shot the firearm into a bathroom ceiling in an apartment in the 1900 block of Barcelona Way, then went outside and discharged the firearm another nine times, approximately. He said he went back into the apartment and dropped the gun on the floor, then jumped out a window when he saw officers nearby.

The incident caused School District 51 to place New Emerson School and Dos Rios Elementary on lock-down or shelter-in-place.

Stolen checkbook suspected


Bobby Jay Turley, 27, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of trying to cash stolen checks.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, officers responded to the Credit Union of Colorado on a report that a man with a known stolen checkbook was trying to cash a check for $300. The man was reported to have left in a dark-colored car, which officers soon located at 2995 U.S. Highway 6&50, according to an arrest affidavit.

Turley consented to a property search on scene, according to the affidavit, and an officer found a check from the victim’s account in Turley’s wallet.

Turley previously had tried to cash an $800 check on the account, according to the affidavit.

Turley was arrested on suspicion of theft, fraud and criminal possession of a forged instrument.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A 13-year-old boy was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia at 1129 Colorado Ave.

■ An item valued at more than $5,000 was stolen from a residence in the 500 block of North 24th Street sometime after Nov. 29.

■ A residence was unlawfully entered Feb. 8 in the 2800 block of Bear Canyon Court.


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