Blotter: January 02, 2009

Drunk drivers targeted

• The Colorado State Patrol and other local agencies say they’ll be working overtime during the holiday season to arrest intoxicated drivers in Mesa County. A number of checkpoints and increased patrols will be happening throughout the county, and the CSP announced that a checkpoint will be held somewhere on Saturday, Jan. 3.

Computer rented, pawned

• A known male rented a computer from a business on North Avenue and then pawned it at an area pawn shop. Losses to the rental business were more than $1,000, and the pawn shop lost less than $500. The offender provided false information to the pawn shop, which is a felony.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A thief used a financial device to withdraw more than $1,000 from a victim’s bank account.

•  A thief unlawfully entered a garage in the 2000 block of Chipeta Avenue and stole items valued at less than $500 from the vehicle parked inside.

•  A thief unlawfully obtained a financial transaction device and used it to obtain goods and services valued at more than $1,000 at 2670 Foxen Court.

•  A thief stole a black utility trailer and other equipment from the 2800 block of D Road, causing the owners a loss in excess of $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Mesa County sheriff’s deputies assisted a citizen in the 3200 block of D 1/2 Road who said she was in the process of evicting renters.

•  A male subject jumped off a canal bridge near the 3000 block of D 1/2 Road. After further investigation, it was learned the man drank alcohol heavily, argued with his girlfriend, and broke the windshield on her car before jumping off of the bridge. Domestic charges are pending after the suspect’s release from the hospital.


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