Blotter, July 3, 2013

Bullets fired at window

An employee at Colorado Mesa University reported on Monday finding bullet holes in the window of a property at 1400 Houston Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Several windows were reportedly damaged at a cost estimated at $2,500, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said. There was no suspect information, Porras said.

Man jailed on gun charges


Steven Gardner, 31, was arrested on suspicion of several drug- and weapons-related charges following a traffic stop Saturday night near the intersection of Elm Avenue and 28 Road. According to an arrest affidavit, a search of Gardner’s person and vehicle allegedly turned up just under two grams of suspected methamphetamine, pay-owe sheets consistent with dealing, a loaded 9-millimeter handgun and a homemade silencer.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Unspecified items were stolen Sunday from a vehicle in the 1600 block of Rood Avenue.

• A loss was under $50 when items were stolen Monday from a parked vehicle in the 1300 block of Colorado Avenue.

• A loss was under $750 when someone entered a parked vehicle Monday in the 700 block of Horizon Drive.

• Damage was estimated at under $500 when a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of North 18th Street was vandalized on Sunday.

• A loss was less than $2,000 when a vehicle parked at 2469 Riverside Parkway was vandalized on Sunday.

• Property worth less than $5,000 was stolen Sunday from a parked vehicle at 233 North Avenue.

• A burglary was reported Sunday at an apartment located at 1625 White Ave., Unit D. Damage was reported on the apartment door.

• Damage valued at less than $1,000 was reported when someone forced entry to a home in the 700 block of Hill Avenue. The incident was reported June 20.

• Unspecified items were reported stolen Thursday during a burglary at 960 Bookcliff Ave.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies were called Monday to the 59400 block of Kristal Drive on a fire. The owner was told to extinguish the controlled burn.

• Deputies were called Monday on a report of smoke in the 14000 block of Marine Road. The owner was advised of the current fire ban.

• Deputies were called Monday on a report that a dog had been shot in the 51500 block of Amber Road. Upon further investigation, deputies determined it had been run over by a vehicle and was not shot.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

• A 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of a handgun by a juvenile and violation of a protection order in the 1600 block of Lower Pasture Road.

• A 39-year-old woman reported a stolen vehicle Monday from the 1600 block of Hermosa Street.

• Two bicycles were reportedly found Monday in the 2000 block of Princeton Way.


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