Blotter: July 01, 2009
Man busted by MySpace
• Timothy J. Richmond was arrested by Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies Monday on suspicion of burglary, trespassing and criminal mischief.
Richmond, 20, ran out of the 31 1/2 Road house, breaking a $200 window in the process, after he heard people entering the house to feed a cat while the homeowner was out of town, the Sheriff’s Department said. The men entering the house discovered Richmond’s MySpace page open on the home computer and called the sheriff, deputies said.
Richmond told deputies he had been staying in the house, “just hanging out” while the owner was in New York. Deputies said they contacted the homeowner via phone, and he told them he allows Richmond to be in his home occasionally, but he had not given Richmond permission to enter the home while the owner was gone.
Handgun reported stolen
• A handgun, valued at $500 to $1,000, was stolen from a vehicle parked outside of Silt sometime during the past weekend, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• A man menaced his girlfriend with a weapon in the northwest part of the city at midnight June 18.
• Someone illegally in possession of a financial transaction device used it to attain less than $1,000 and illegally used the victim’s identity Saturday at 1202 Gunnison Ave.
• A vandal or vandals did approximately $1,000 in damages to the building at 2535 W. Pinyon Ave.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• Two bicycles and two toolboxes were reported stolen from the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 in Mack. The owner told deputies Monday the bikes and boxes are are valued at $1,200.
• Colorado license plates were stolen Monday from the front and rear of a car parked in the 3000 block of Gerken Court in Grand Junction. The plate number is 051 TSR.