Blotter, Feb. 5, 2013

Shoplifters flee deputies

A male and a female fled City Market, 569 32 Road, on Sunday afternoon after being contacted by a loss prevention officer on suspicion of stealing makeup and lotion.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, the officer told deputies he saw, via an overhead surveillance camera, a female hand the male a nail tip pen and a package of fake eyelashes, which he put down the front of his pants, according to a Sheriff’s Department report. She then handed him a bottle of lotion, which he put in a bag, according to the report.

When the officer confronted them in the parking lot, according to the report, the female first denied taking anything, then admitted to accidentally putting the lotion in the bag. When the officer asked about the makeup, the female yelled “run” and they ran toward the 32 Road overpass, according to the report.

There are no leads at this time, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Fake bills in Montrose


Counterfeit money has been showing up in Montrose, and the Montrose Police Department is advising consumers and business owners to be aware.

The bills being circulated are usually $20 and $100 denominations, according to police. The $20 bills have serial numbers EG40548458B and IK61309766C, and the $100 bills use serial number HA61428570A.

The bills being passed are very poor quality, according to police, and cashiers are advised to be aware of the bills they’re receiving. Genuine currency has watermarks of the U.S. president appropriate to the denomination, a metal strip that notes the denomination, color-changing ink on the front of the bill and small red or blue fibers in the paper.

Call the Montrose Police Department at 970-252-5200 if you receive a suspicious bill.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ James Benjamin Raney, 41, 3087 1/2 Glendale Way, was arrested Jan. 28 after being contacted at Sherwood Park after hours on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

■ Skylee Marie Sparks, 20, 3235 Downey Court, Unit A, was arrested Jan. 29 during a traffic stop on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. Jason Thomas Williams, 35, 424 32 Road, No. 433, was arrested during the same traffic stop on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance, and for an active warrant.

■ Christina Hofferber, 43, was issued a summons Thursday afternoon on suspicion of stealing items valued at less than $1,000 from Target.

■ Jack McKeehan, 32, was issued a summons Friday afternoon on suspicion of stealing items valued at less than $500 from a store in the shopping center at 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ Jackson K. Freismuth, 19, was arrested Friday evening near Third and Main streets on suspicion of driving with a revoked license, failing to give proof of insurance and obstructing a police officer; he also was arrested on an active warrant.

■ Cimaron J. Mendoza, 33, 659 Crossing Street, was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of stealing items valued at more than $1,000 from Walmart, 2881 North Ave., violating a restraining order and obstructing a peace officer.

■ James Oliver Culwell, 27, 714 Niblic Drive, was arrested Saturday morning in the 1000 block of Independent Avenue on suspicion of violating a restraining order while on bond for the same offense.

■ Jennifer Ann Godwin-Radcliff, 39, 620 Hudsons Bay Drive, was arrested Saturday night at 12th Street and Glenwood Avenue on suspicion of possessing suspected methamphetamine and being in violation of felony bond conditions.

■ Darcy Diane Eiler, 50, 1222 Elm Ave., No. 308, was arrested Sunday night in the 1200 block of Elm Avenue on suspicion of harassment.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A truck plugged into a power source for the diesel warmer while the keys were inside was stolen from the 3100 block of Shamrock Drive early Sunday morning.

■ Two vehicles parked in the 3200 block of Main Street in Collbran were rummaged through Sunday evening, though no items were reported stolen.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ A dog was reported at large in the 400 block of West First Street on Jan. 22, but upon officers’ arrival it was gone.

■ Officers received a complaint about a loud car being started in the 500 block of Rosa Street on Jan. 23. An officer asked the car’s owner to start it and deemed the complaint unfounded.

■ A woman reported hearing people talking in the attic, but responding officers couldn’t locate anyone. They assisted her with access to help for other issues.

■ A teenage girl reported being harassed by another girl on Facebook and by text. An investigation revealed two different stories, and both teenage girls were told to stop contacting each other.


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