Blotter, July 18, 2014

Heroin sales alleged

Adam Gerard Hesse, 24, was arrested Wednesday in the area of Bunting Avenue and 29 3/8 Road on suspicion of possession of heroin with intent to distribute it, possession of a dangerous weapon, prohibited use of a handgun and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

A Mesa County Sheriff’s deputy responded shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a fight at South Palace Circle and 29 3/8 Road. He followed a car he believed may be trying to leave the fight scene, according to an arrest affidavit. The driver, later identified as Hesse, told the deputy he was involved in a “loud conversation” in the 2900 block of South Palace Circle.

The deputy found a syringe in Hesse’s pocket during a search as well as a bottle filled with 23 baggies that contained a total of nearly 7 grams of suspected heroin in the center console of Hesse’s car. Hesse told the deputy he was selling heroin to make money to pay off a heroin dealer, according to the affidavit. A loaded handgun was later found in the car as well.

K9s get vests for safety


Garfield County Sheriff’s Office K9 units Falcos, Bak and Cio recently received new bullet- and stab-protective vests thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Petco Foundation and Vested Interest in K9s Inc.

Fourteen canine recipients spread throughout nine states benefited from the Petco Foundation’s “Helping Heroes” campaign. The vests were delivered through the Massachusetts-based nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s Inc., which has provided more than 930 protective vests over the past five years for law enforcement dogs in 39 states.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A man is suspected of making unlawful sexual contact with a girl July 7 in the northern part of the city.

■  Iris Brehm, 47, was issued a summons Wednesday in the 1100 block of Belford Avenue on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

■  Someone illegally entered a vehicle July 7 in the 300 block of South Camp Road, causing less than $500 worth of damage and a loss of approximately $2,000 worth of items.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■  Joshua R. Boots, 35, was arrested Wednesday in Montrose on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under restraint and an active warrant.

■  David D. Grierson, 43, was arrested Wednesday in Montrose on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.


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