Blotter, Jan. 29, 2013

Man struck by gun

Michael Alan Rickards, 43, 2609 Gunnison Ave., was arrested Monday on suspicion of four counts of felony menacing and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing injury for allegedly hitting a man on the back of his head with a gun, according to Rickards’ arrest affidavit from the Grand Junction Police Department.

The affidavit added that three others in the vehicle during the incident were scared when they saw the gun. When questioned about the gun, Rickards said he didn’t own a gun, “not even a BB gun,” and consented to a home search. An officer found a BB gun matching the description of the gun described by the four people, the affidavit said.

Teen accused of car theft


A 17-year-old Montrose boy was arrested and released to a parent Sunday on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, driving without a license, careless driving, failure to notify authorities of accident, DUI, DUI per se and underage possession of alcohol after he allegedly stole a neighbor’s vehicle and crashed it, according to the Montrose Police Department.

Neither the boy nor his passenger was injured.

The case was given to the District Attorney’s office for filing of charges.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Billy Lee Sharp, 21, 468 Flat Rock Court, No. 2, was arrested Monday on suspicion of resisting arrest and obstruction of telephone service.

■ Items worth $1,600 were reported stolen Wednesday from a residence in the 200 block of 29 Road.

■ Some $60 was stolen from a Nissan Sentra Wednesday in Gold’s Gym’s parking lot, 3229 Interstate 70 Business Loop. A window was shattered to get into the car, causing $500 in damage.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone stole less than $500 in property from a business Wednesday in the 2800 block of North Avenue.

■ Someone stole a vehicle valued at more than $1,000 on Jan. 22 from the 1800 block of Cottage Lane. Items worth $500 also were stolen from a vehicle parked in the area.

■ Two boys caused between $1,000 and $20,000 in damage to a residence Jan. 19 in the 2900 block of B Road.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were dispatched twice Sunday to the 15000 block of 6900 Road on possible accidents. In both instances, the vehicles were stuck in the mud.

■ A juvenile petition was forwarded to the District Attorney after a juvenile was found Saturday allegedly using controlled substances illegally and resisting arrest in the 62800 block of LaSalle Road.

■ A sex offense report was made Friday in the 400 block of U.S. Highway 50 Business Loop in Olathe.


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