Blotter: February 11, 2009

Project a traffic hazard

•  A traffic accident last week in the area of Cannell and North avenues may have been caused by an influx of traffic and parked vehicles along the street as contractors are building new dorms at Mesa State College. Grand Junction Police are asking motorists to find an alternate route or slow down through the area of 1200 Cannell Ave.

Man accused of assault

•  A Fruita man was in custody Tuesday of Mesa County Jail on a $20,000 bond on charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and a parole violation for allegedly knocking on a door and assaulting a man in his doorway.
Steven Douglas Garrett, 23, 812 W. Cedar Court, was seen Monday night at the front door of man’s home in the 600 block of Jasper Drive, kneeling over him and punching the man’s face with a closed fist, according to Garrett’s arrest affidavit. Garrett fled and was arrested a few hours at his home after he admitted to police that he went to the home of one of his relatives with the intention to assault him, the affidavit said. The alleged victim was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital emergency room with several bruises on his face and a possible broken nose.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Jody Alan Doyle, 44, 550 South Ave., was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree trespassing, harassment and criminal mischief.

•  Property valued at more than $1,000 was taken from a building in the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.

•  A suspected $20 counterfeit bill was passed at Wal-Mart at 2545 Rimrock Ave.

•  Less than $100 in tools was taken from a home in the 220 block of Chipeta Ave.

•  A window was broken Saturday at Orchard Mesa Middle School after a vandal or vandals were trespassing there. The damage is estimated at less than $500.

•  Two 14-year-old boys received summonses on suspicion of shoplifting items at a store in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.

•  Damages of less than $500 were caused when someone broke into a business in the 2300 block of North Seventh St. Narcotics valued at less than $500 were stolen.

•   More than $1,000 in damages were caused to a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Borken Arrow Drive.

•   A man pointed a pistol at two people as they drove on Interstate 70.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Deputies took a report that a man came to a woman’s home in the 3100 block of Sheryl Court and took her vacuum cleaner, saying her credit application had been denied.

•  Sometime Sunday night, graffitti was sprayed on a white vinyl fence in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road. Similar vandalism was spray-painted on several trash cans and mailboxes in the area.

•   Two houses and street signs in the 1300 block of 13 Road were shot with paintballs.


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