Blotter: July 07, 2009

Cops: 9 pairs of pants stolen

• A suspected illegal immigrant was arrested Sunday after he allegedly stole nine pairs of pants from a Mesa Mall department store and tried to leave the store wearing all nine pairs, Grand Junction police said.
Officers responded to JC Penney after a loss-prevention officer saw Jose Lopez-Alba, 26, address unknown, walk into a dressing room with a stack of pants and walk back out with nothing. When the loss-prevention officer tried to contact Lopez-Alba, he ran, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.
The loss-prevention officer caught up with Lopez-Alba, who pushed the officer but was unable to get away, she said.
Police also found Lopez-Alba in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine, Porras said.
Lopez-Alba was jailed on suspicion of robbery, theft of less than $500, possession of a controlled substance and an immigration violation.

Man waives right to hearing

• A Parachute man accused of driving drunk and killing two people in February waived his right to a preliminary hearing within 30 days on Monday in court.
Derek Maxfield, 20, is accused of slamming his vehicle into a pickup, killing 21-year-old Shandi Boetel and her 6-month-old daughter, Natalia Casiano, on Feb. 28.
Maxfield has been charged with 14 counts related to the crash, including two of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and two counts of vehicular homicide while driving recklessly.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Sidney James Salazar, 26, 960 Northern Way, No. 1, was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon after he reportedly threatened a woman with a knife.

• Daniel Poulson, 28, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of unlawful use of fireworks after a bottle rocket he allegedly set off caught a bush on fire in the 1500 block of Rood Avenue.

• Police received a report Sunday that a known person stole another person’s credit card and used it to purchase less than $1,000 in merchandise from a business in the 2400 block of F Road.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Chance Lee Mapp, 21, address unknown, was arrested Sunday on a warrant alleging second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, theft of $1,000 to $20,000 and criminal mischief. He was also arrested on two other warrants for an alleged probation violation and failing to appear in court.

• A man living in the 2100 block of Yosemite Road called deputies Sunday to report neighbors lighting fireworks and causing a disturbance. An investigation revealed the man had used offensive language during a verbal confrontation. A deputy warned the man he could be cited for disorderly conduct if similar activity continued.

• A woman living in the 400 block of Devon Court reported Sunday a trimmer valued at $150 was stolen from her property.

According to the Palisade Police Department:

• Kimberly Renee Cowles, 39, 519 45 1/2 Road, No. 8, De Beque, was arrested Sunday on Interstate 70 near Palisade on suspicion of unlawful use of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol, child abuse and reckless endangerment.


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