Blotter, July 25, 2012

Theft during home showing

The Fruita Police Department said three rings valued at roughly $3,500 were reported stolen on Saturday from a home during a real estate showing at 1148 Black Ridge Drive.

Phone fraud reported


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday deputies took a report of suspected telephone fraud in which someone was told he or she had won multiple prizes from Publisher’s Clearinghouse. The person was told to pay $4,500 in taxes in order to collect the winnings. The Sheriff’s Department warns residents to never give out personal or banking information unless they know who they’re dealing with.

Little League park theft


Three juveniles were cited on suspicion of multiple charges after a series of break-ins last week at buildings on the property of Grand Mesa Little League, 518 28 3/4 Road, according to Grand Junction police. They were arrested and cited July 17. Video surveillance shows the juveniles removing cash, eating candy and removing other items, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Items valued at less than $1,000 were reported stolen Friday from 681 Roundup Drive.

■ A $500 loss was reported after a vehicle was entered at Canyon View Park, 730 24 Road, on Saturday.

■ Property valued at less than $500 was missing after a burglary at a home at 2910 Bunting Avenue on Saturday.

■ An investigation was begun Thursday after a person pointed a firearm at another person in the 700 block of 26 1/2 Road.

■ A loss was estimated at more than $1,000 after someone entered a foreclosed home at 1620 Canon Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies responded Monday to a report of an assault in the 3600 block of G Road.

■ Deputies responded Monday to a trespassing report in the 2200 block of Broadway.

■ A Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen Friday from the 424 32 Road.

■ Deputies responded Sunday to a report of a suspicious person attempting to sell hand tools in the area of the Cameo truck stop. The man was contacted by deputies and claimed he’d found the tools along Interstate 70. The tools were booked into evidence.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Officers on Saturday took a man to Colorado West Mental Health at Kokopelli Boulevard and Colorado Highway 340 after he was found intoxicated in public and unable to care for children with him.

■ A trailer door was reported damaged Saturday at a unit inside Dinosaur Trailer Park, 1802 Highway 6&50.

■ Damage was estimated at less than $100 after someone threw eggs at a window Saturday at 106 W. Meadow Ave.

■ Donald Laban, 28, was issued a summons July 16 for suspicion of child abuse causing injury and reckless endangerment at 1100 E. Carolina Ave.

■ Wesley Watson, 47, was arrested July 18 on suspicion of striking a female in the face with a plate at 825 E. Ottley Ave., Unit B10.

■ A car windshield was damaged by a thrown rock July 16 at 168 Sierra Drive.

■ A cellular phone, earring, necklace and bracelet were recovered July 18 at 101 McCune Ave.

■ An IPod Touch was reported stolen July 16 from an unsecured locker at the Fruita Community Center.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Deputies took a report Monday of someone leaving an obscene phone message with employees at the Montrose County Justice Center.

■ Deputies responded Monday to a report of a stray-cat problem in the 62800 block of LaSalle Road.

■ James Owen, 64, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of violation of fire ban in the 11500 block of Joyful Way.

■ Deputies responded to a report of a prowler Tuesday in the 59300 block of Jig Road.


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