Blotter: Jan. 12, 2017
Hash extraction suspected
Police believe a hash oil extraction operation was to blame in a Jan. 4 house fire at 2953 North Ave. that left a resident injured, according to a report.
The Grand Junction Police report — which hasn’t been released in its entirety because an investigation is ongoing — said officers helped the Grand Junction Fire Department with the residential structure fire after 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 4.
“After investigation it was determined a butane hash oil lab had caused the fire in the home and the burns to the resident,” the report said.
Possible criminal charges in the case include unlicensed manufacture of marijuana concentrate using a hazardous substance; drug paraphernalia possession and misdemeanor arson, the report said.
Man held in violent mugging
A 48-year-old Grand Junction man accused of beating and kicking a 38-year-old man before stealing his backpack Nov. 9 in front of Kmart on North Avenue faces robbery, assault and theft charges.
Guadalupe Barajas was issued a $20,000 cash or surety bond Tuesday after Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson reviewed allegations that he had attacked the younger man while he was unlocking his bicycle.
“(The victim) said he was kneeling down with his face towards the wall unlocking his bicycle,” the affidavit for Barajas’ arrest said. “He said someone punched him in the head from behind and then repeatedly kicked and punched him.”
The victim, who said he recognized Barajas, said he resisted when the older man started to drag him toward a truck parked in the fire lane nearby.
“He said Guadalupe said ‘Give me some money, give me some money,’ then took his backpack and got back into the truck and left,” the report said.
Barajas is due back in court Jan. 18.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Kaitlyn Reno, 18, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and other offenses Dec. 30.
■ James Venable, 54, was cited on suspicion of harassment Jan. 1.
■ Someone stole property worth more than $2,000 from a car in the 900 block of Teller Avenue on Saturday.
■ Jonathan Crosby, 26, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Saturday.
■ Someone burglarized property in the 2700 block of Crossroads Boulevard on Sunday.
■ Someone burglarized a home in the 2600 block of Patterson Road on Saturday and stole property worth less than $100.
■ Someone passed a counterfeit $20 at Walmart, 2881 North Ave., on Saturday.
■ Kerri Huff, 43, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Sunday.
■ Someone burglarized the home of an at-risk adult in the 2800 block of Picardy Drive on Dec. 21 and stole property worth less than $5,000.
■ Someone burglarized a garage in the 1000 block of Gunnison Avenue on Sunday and stole property worth less than $5,000.
■ Someone burglarized a locked garage in the 1200 block of Chipeta Avenue on Jan. 5 and stole property worth less than $2,000.
■ Darie Kalen Roehm, 23, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses Wednesday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Casey Gray, 39, is accused of criminal impersonation and drug-related offenses Dec. 23.
■ Deputies responded to a reported theft in the 3200 block of Interstate 70 Business Loop on Jan. 2.
■ Someone shot a window with a BB gun in the 3200 block of Mesa Avenue on Monday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ A deputy took a burglary report in the 500 block of Spring Creek Road on Tuesday.
■ A deputy responded to a harassment report in the 14400 block of 6360 Road on Tuesday.
■ A deputy responded to a harassment report in the 700 block of Spring Creek Road on Tuesday.
■ Walter E. Spor, 23, is accused of drug court violation Tuesday.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Michael Delisle, 26, was cited on suspicion of harassment and obstructing government operations Wednesday.