Blotter, Feb. 22, 2013
The U.S. Marshals Service asked Thursday for the public’s help locating a federally registered sex offender who reportedly walked away from a Denver halfway house last week.
An arrest warrant was issued last Friday for Matthew Preston Caulk, 46, after he allegedly absconded from supervision in Denver, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Caulk in May 2010 was sentenced to serve 45 months in federal prison after a conviction for failure to register as a sex offender.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 1-877-WANTED2, or the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers, 720-913-STOP. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for his arrest.
Making medical meth?
Brian Doyle, 26, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance after he allegedly admitted trying to start a methamphetamine lab inside an apartment at 460 32 1/8 Road, Unit 4, in Clifton, according to an arrest affidavit.
Deputies who were called there Feb. 15 on a report of a disturbance became suspicious when several items, including STP fuel additive, were found next to several containers with a tan crystal substance. Drano pipe cleaner, cold medicine, paint thinner, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and cat litter — but no cats — were observed inside the apartment.
Doyle allegedly admitted he was trying to make meth “to alleviate some of his medical issues,” an affidavit said.
Burglary loss tops $5,700
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said property valued at more than $5,700 was damaged or stolen during a burglary at a Fruitvale business earlier this month.
Sometime between noon and 1 p.m. on Feb. 3, a back door was broken at G&G Paving, 516 Fruitvale Court, Unit A. A two-way base, several radios, several vehicle-mounted radios, a combination safe and three desktop computers and printers were all reported stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to call Mesa County Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP. Up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Dog abuse alleged
Solomon Archuleta, 24, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of cruelty to animals after he was allegedly observed by an officer yanking a dog leash “up over his head” while he was walking the dog in the area of Orchard and Garfield avenues, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ A student at the Opportunity Center, 1129 Colorado Ave., was cited on suspicion of harassment after allegedly pushing another student twice. This incident was reportedly prompted by a derogatory comment written on a bathroom wall.
■ Items valued at less than $1,000 were stolen from a parked vehicle Feb. 18 in the 200 block of Coventry Court.
■ A loss of less than $500 was reported after a home burglary in the 2800 block of Bunting Avenue.
■ Items valued at less than $500 were reported stolen Sunday from a unit at Walnut Ridge Apartments.
■ Athan Jameson, 19, was cited on suspicion of trespassing Monday in the 600 block of West Indian Creek.
■ Items valued at less than $500 were stolen from a parked vehicle Feb. 14 in the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.
■ A vehicle was reportedly stolen Sunday from a home in the 2800 block of Music Avenue.
■ Two juveniles were cited Monday on suspicion of disorderly conduct at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.
■ A 16-year-old boy was arrested Feb. 14 on suspicion of assault and taken to Grand Mesa Youth Services.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Deputies conducted civil evictions at eight residences between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20.
■ No charges were filed after deputies investigated a case of illegal dumping, including several computer monitors, two Xerox copy machines, stereo equipment, several tubs and paint cans. A report Saturday said items were dumped on private property in the 700 block of 33 Road, north of Interstate 70 and adjacent to federal lands.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Deputies were called Tuesday to a burglary in the 1800 block of 5100 Road in Olathe.
■ Deputies were called Tuesday on a report of a prowler in the 64300 block of Jig Road.