Blotter, Feb. 28, 2013

Meth-making alleged

Elnora Marie Fitzgerald, 28, 3220 Mesa Ave., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, Fitzgerald helped Brian Doyle, 26, acquire ingredients to make meth. Doyle was arrested Feb. 20 on suspicion of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance.

Fitzgerald told deputies she bought acetone, fuel treatment, Sudafed and MSM, according to an arrest affidavit, and that she was present on two to four occasions when meth was being manufactured.

Also, Fitzgerald told deputies she took Doyle to her brother for help finishing a batch of meth, according to the affidavit, and that she sold half a gram Doyle produced.

OM gas thefts reported


A few people who live on Orchard Mesa have reported recent gas thefts, allegedly by siphoning fuel from vehicles.

One person, who did not want to be named, said about a quarter tank of gas was siphoned from a tank Wednesday morning. That follows a report from a neighbor who said about a half a tank of gas was removed illegally within the last couple of days.

Tires slashed in Parachute


The tires on 46 vehicles were slashed in the Parachute area between the evening of Jan. 24 and the early morning of Jan. 25, according to the Parachute Police Department. The total damage is about $6,000.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County and the Parachute Police Department are searching for any information that will lead to the arrest of anyone involved in the case. Those with information can anonymously call 970-945-0101 or go to, and may earn up to $1,000 for tips.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Steve Jose Alire, 44, 312 3/4 27 3/8 Road, was arrested in the 600 block of Ute Avenue Monday night on suspicion of violating a protection order.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies responded to St. Mary’s Hospital Tuesday afternoon for a 5-year-old girl with a burned hand. The girl and her mother reported that the girl had spilled microwaved soup and deputies reported finding evidence in their home to support the claim.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Ten storage units at Fruita Storage had their locks cut Feb. 2, seven of which were entered and from which items were stolen; the loss is estimated at less than $500.

■ A 2-year-old boy was found walking alone on the sidewalk in the 900 block of East Harrison Avenue Feb. 12. The boy’s father was located within minutes and the child was returned home, and the case is being reviewed by the Department of Human Services.

■ Prescription drugs, two knives and a watch were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of East Carolina Avenue Feb. 13.

■ A 15-year-old boy was issued a summons Feb. 13 on suspicion of possessing alcohol at school.

■ Jacob Garner, 33, and Jeniffer Garner, 35, were issued summonses Feb. 13 on suspicion of shoplifting from City Market.

■ All the appliances were stolen from a vacant home in the 700 block of Delean Way Feb. 14.

■ A parking sign valued at about $30 was vandalized Feb. 18 in the 200 block of North Maple Street.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Miriam Ouellette-Carr, 54, was arrested Tuesday in the 14700 block of Marine Road on suspicion of identity theft and criminal impersonation.


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