Blotter, Jan. 3, 2013

TV, DVD player thefts

A man in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road reported Monday that his former roommates stole his TV, a 5-disc CD/DVD player and a pet therapy rat. The property was valued at $600, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Car searched for drugs


Weston Dale Richardson, 27, 1320 Colorado Ave., was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of more than 2 grams of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and parole violation, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

During a search of the Honda hatchback he was driving, an estimated 3.2 grams of methamphetamine and two digital scales were found inside a small black case labeled “Toyota First Aid Kit,” the Sheriff’s Department said.

Richardson told a deputy the drugs weren’t his.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Darren Anthony Garner, 34, 1205 Signal Rock Road, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of criminal impersonation and three active felony warrants after he was contacted on a traffic stop and allegedly lied to an officer about his identity to avoid arrest.

■ Coltin Otermiller, 21, address unknown, was ticketed Tuesday for allegedly causing less than $500 in damage to the men’s restroom at Village Inn, 1910 North Ave.

■ A known person reportedly entered the victim’s residence Tuesday and allegedly sexually assaulted her.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Scott Edward Faries, Jr., 22, 2847 B Road, No. 16, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of four counts of felony menacing, first-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree assault, and criminal mischief of between $500 and $1,000 for allegedly brandishing a BB gun after breaking into a home in the 500 block of Pauline Street, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

■ A drunk man reportedly tried to break into a relative’s home Wednesday in the 500 block of East Valley Drive, causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage.

■ Two men reportedly got into a fight Tuesday at Cactus Canyon because a sweater was missing and a man went into an employee-only area to look for it without permission.

■ Someone stole an 8-foot tall decorative light pole valued at approximately $300 Monday in the 3200 block of White Avenue.

■ A woman reported that between 6 p.m. Monday and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday someone damaged her mailbox, left tire marks on her front lawn, and hit a bush on her property in the 500 block of Serenade Street.

■ Someone reported Saturday that 114 green and red light bulbs valued at approximately $200 were stolen from a yard in the 400 block of Ridge Lane.

■ Someone reported Saturday that an unknown object was thrown at his vehicle in the area of 23 Road and Broadway, causing the windshield to break. A small amount of frozen egg was found on the remaining windshield and hood.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A vehicle reportedly had more than $1,000 in damage from a bullet. The incident was reported Dec. 27 in the 800 block of East Ottley Avenue.

■ A “dangerous” tan and white Terrier-type dog was reported Dec. 26 in the area of East Cleveland Avenue and South Cedar Street. The owner was given a ticket on suspicion of having a dangerous animal and failure to control an animal.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Five teenagers were ticketed Monday on suspicion of possession/consumption of alcohol by an underage person after a noise complaint was reported in the Glenwood Springs area.


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