Blotter, Jan. 9, 2013

Fake $20s in Montrose

If you’re in Montrose and you get a $20 bill, be sure to inspect it closely. Up to 15 counterfeit $20 bills reportedly have been passed in the area recently, according to the Montrose Police Department. After talking with authorities in Delta and Grand Junction, it appears the bills are originating in Montrose, Montrose Police Department Cmdr. Gene Lillard said.

The fake bills are obviously counterfeit, missing a magnetic strip and a hologram, Lillard said. He said that counterfeit marking pens have been successful in determining the fakes. However, even tellers at a few of the banks in Montrose have unknowingly accepted the fake bills, he added.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Brandon Hoff, 21, received a citation for allegedly creating unnecessary noise in the 2400 block of Orion Way on Friday.

■ Deion Clayton, 19, received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from a business in the 2400 block of U.S. 6&50 on Saturday.

■ Fidela Curiel, 19, received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from a business in the 700 block of Horizon Drive on Sunday.

■ Carl Garner, 65, received a summons on suspicion of disrupting an assembly in the 900 block of Bookcliff Avenue on Monday.

■ Simcha Sparks, 19, was arrested after police determined she stole items from City Market, 200 Rood Ave., and had less than 2 ounces of marijuana, less than 2 grams of a scheduled substance and drug paraphernalia in her possession on Monday.

■ Andrea Cordova, 32, received a summons on suspicion of displaying stolen license plates on Monday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies took a report of found property in the 3000 block of Hill Avenue on Dec. 27. Deputies attempted to contact the owner and booked the property into evidence.


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