Blotter: January 25, 2009

Man accused of murder

• A second suspect was arrested Friday in the December murder of a homeless man in Grand Junction, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Arthur Pierre Boyer, 45, was arrested at 1251 Bookcliff Ave. and booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Todd Raymond Pierce, 46, was found beaten to death on the west bank of the Colorado River near 140 Power Road on Dec. 19, 2008.

Man accused of sex assault

• An investigation by the Fruita Police Department into a possible restraining order violation led to an investigation into a sexual assault on a child case.
Suspect Derek Russell Plummer, 24, of Grand Junction, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 15, according to a news release from the Fruita Police Department.

Car stolen, roughed up

• Broken windows, broken taillights, banged up and dented — a stolen car in rough condition was found Friday in
De Beque.
The abandoned vehicle was discovered still running in the area of 45 1/2 Road and the Interstate 70 Frontage Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
The vehicle was stolen from the De Beque area. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,000.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
•  A credit card number was stolen and used in Las Vegas. The cardholder lost $1,000. It is unknown if this scam is related to the recent rash of similar crimes.

•  The Western Colorado Drug Task Force arrested Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, 23, and a 17-year-old on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

•  A juvenile female was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, third-degree assault, harassment and resisting arrest in the Mesa Mall area.

•  Phillip Burchim, 31, was arrested on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon when he allegedly threatened a person at 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50 while armed with a knife.

•  Richard Kevin Rhoades, 20, and Darrell James Tabb Jr., 21, were arrested at 1251 Bookcliff Ave. on suspicion of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A possible phone scam was reported. The caller offered a government grant if the recipient provided a credit card number.

•  Extra patrol was requested in the 100 block of Miramonte Road because of a possible prowler.

•  Vehicle tires were deflated in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road.


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