Blotter: July 16, 2009

Thief hitting gym lockers

• Wallets and cell phones were among items stolen in a string of burglaries targeting lockers at a local fitness center, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
In all but three of the 13 burglaries, customers at Gold’s Gym, 2573 U.S. Highway 6 & 50, did not secure their lockers with locks.
“Bottom line is you need to lock your locker and buy a quality lock,” police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.
In three of the cases, locks were picked, she said.
Porras said the burglaries were reported starting in February. The most recent report came in May.
An investigation is active, she said.

Illegal weapon alleged

• A 22-year-old man received a summons from police after attempting to bring brass knuckles onto an airplane at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Samuel Miller apparently attempted to explain that the weapon was a belt buckle, the department said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A ring valued at less than $1,000 was stolen Monday from a home in the 2000 block of Pannier Court.

• Hyrum Joseph Harvey, 18, received a summons Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting at a store at 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Marco Antonio Seda, 20, 1005 21 Road, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree auto theft and third-degree assault.

• Phillip Lee Sinclair, 51, transient, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary and indecent exposure to a person less than 15 years old.


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