Blotter: July 28, 2009

Man accused of sex assault

• Jesse Tinsman, 19, homeless, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of class-four felony sexual assault on child, without force. According to the arrest affidavit, Tinsman is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl after both had been drinking alcohol with friends late Sunday near Long Family Memorial Park.

Man guilty of check fraud

• Timothy Kuskowski, 46, faces between eight and 24 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to a series of charges, including theft, and cashing or attempting to cash checks totalling more than $24,000 over six months ending in June 2008. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office said in a news release Kuskowski cashed or tried to cash checks at businesses in Eagle, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, Mesa, Montrose, Summit and Teller counties. He was indicted by a state grand jury in April. According to the indictment, Kuskowski tried to forge a check at a Grand Junction-area City Market store.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A man helped another man escape Saturday from Mesa County Criminal Justice Services, 636 South Ave. An investigation is ongoing.

• A known person had unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl Sunday in the northwest part of the city. Details were not released.

• An electric scooter, which wasn’t secured, was reported stolen Sunday from a business in the 600 block of Main Street.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Deputies found a 25-year-old man who was passed out Sunday behind City Market, 569 32 Road. The man was released to his sister.

• Deputies were called out Sunday on a report of two friends who were fighting each other in the 29000 block of Jon Hall Road. Both men admitted hitting each other; neither wanted to press charges.

According to the Delta Police Department:

• Officers are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened Friday. A vehicle was found abandoned at the intersection of Fifth and A streets.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies were called out Saturday on a report of a bear that entered a home in No Name. Officers arriving found the bear on the front porch, eating out of the trash. The bear was shot with a nonlethal beanbag round. The bear fled. A trap was set in the area by Division of Wildlife officers.


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