Blotter, July 24, 2017
Leave valuables at home, Sheriff’s Office tells hikers
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is reminding hikers not to keep valuables in their cars while out on the trails.
Thieves are once again targeting trail heads and boat ramps in the Grand Valley, the office says.
The office is investigating two different smash-and-grabs reported from the parking lots of outdoor recreation areas. The unknown suspects are breaking car windows and stealing items from the vehicles.
Two such incidents occurred earlier this month at the Spanish Trail Head and in the parking lot near the Clifton Sewer Facility.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Items were stolen from a vehicle Tuesday in the 400 block of Countryside Lane.
■ Items were stolen from a vehicle Tuesday in the 2900 block of Globe Willow Drive.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ A burglar entered a residence July 15 in the 2800 block of Basil Place and stole property valued at more than $10,000.
According to the Glenwood Springs Police Department:
■ Leonard Lee Valdez, 48, of Delta, was jailed July 12 on suspicion of trespassing.
■ Moises Vasquez Jr., 25, of New Castle was issued a summons July 15 on suspicion of urinating in public.
■ Elizabeth Latham, 66, of New Castle was issued a summons July 15 on suspicion of driving under the influence, failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to drive in a single lane.