Blotter: January 31, 2009

Man held in stabbing during argument

•  A Grand Junction man suspected of stabbing a man in the chest was ordered held on $25,000 bond Friday.
Mesa County Judge Gretchen Larson advised Max Sadler, 58, that he could be charged with first- or second-degree assault. Formal charges will be filed Thursday. Sadler is accused of stabbing Douglas Bennett, 32, as they argued during a ride home from a bar early Thursday.
Bennett was listed in critical condition Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital. A spokesman said Friday that Bennett’s family asked that the hospital not release further updates on his condition.

Suspects in statue vandalism sought

•  Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is looking for information about someone who damaged three statues along Main Street downtown between Dec. 26 and Jan. 15.
Someone caused approximately $9,500 in damage to the “Dancing Moon VII” statue at 635 Main St., the “Stainless Column” statue at 618 Main St. and the “Colorado Quartz” statue at 316 Main St.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 970-241-7867 or 800-221-7867. People can also text TIP729 or log onto http://www.241STOP.com.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Zachary Jenidiah Johnson, 36, 1303 N. 15th St., was arrested Thursday on suspicion that he left the scene of an accident. He also was jailed on suspicion of driving as a habitual traffic offender, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.

•  Ricky Lyle, 48, 1220 N. 18th St., was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion that he harassed another person and caused less than $100 in damage to property.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A woman living in the 900 block of 21 1/2 Road reported Thursday that someone stole more than $2,600 of jewelry from her home.

•  A woman living in the 400 block of Mae Street reported early Friday that an unknown male was standing in her backyard and began walking toward her but fled when she shut the door. The woman told deputies it was the second such incident since she moved into the apartment a week ago.


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