Blotter, Feb. 19, 2014

Police warn of possible scam

The Fruita Police Department issued an advisory after reports, in Fruita and Grand Junction, about an Orem, Utah-based company, Security Networks or Vision Security LLC. Police said in a release, “They were contacted by our officers and were unable to explain what they sold or which company they were working for. Further information developed by officers was that this company has been linked to possible scam activity.” The individuals had no city license to sell and were told to cease activities, police said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Ben Boiani, 27, was arrested Friday accused of second-degree assault, menacing and prohibited use of weapons, after Grand Junction police officers were called to Community Hospital for an alleged assault earlier at 12th Street and North Avenue. An arrest affidavit alleges Boiani pistol-whipped a man, striking the man in the face two to three times, during an alcohol-fueled dispute.

■ Justin Rea was cited Saturday on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol at 1804 N. 15th St.

■ Keturah Edmondson, 27, was cited Saturday on suspicion of driving under suspension and failure to signal at Grand Avenue and Fourth Street.

■ Joseph Goodwin, 19, was cited Saturday on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol at 1102 Elm Street.

■ Tyler Settle, 21, was cited Friday on suspicion of keeping a disorderly house at 840 Teller Ave. Michael Davis, 20, Omar Ponce, 19, Joceri Soto, 18, Chelsea Armstrong, 20, and Nicholas Armstrong, 18, along with three juveniles, were also cited at the same residence on suspicion of underage consumption of alcohol.

■ Andrew Hurley, 21, was cited Friday on suspicion of having an open container in a motor vehicle at 1221 N. 12th St.

■ James Bennett, 61, was cited Friday on suspicion of trespassing at 796 Heritage Way.

■ Troy Donaghue, 19, Madeline Doerr, 18, and Courtney McGinnis, 18, were cited Friday on suspicion of underage consumption or possession of alcohol at 1280 Cannell Ave.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Deputies on Friday responded to a report of a dog hit by a vehicle in the 55300 block of Begonia Road. Three additional reports of vicious dogs or dogs running at large were received between Friday and Monday.


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