Blotter: July 31, 2009

Suspect jailed as fake cop

• John E. Dalessandro, 51, of Basalt, was arrested on suspicion of felony impersonation of a police officer, among other charges, on Sunday near the Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Garfield County authorities said.

A judge issued a warrant for Dalessandro’s arrest for allegedly driving next to another car on July 22, near the intersection of Colorado Highway 82 and County Road 154, and urging the driver of the other car to pull over, which the driver did.

Dalessandro identified himself as a police officer, showing a badge he carried in his wallet and a black T-shirt with a State Patrol emblem embroidered on the front.

Dalessandro is being held at Mesa County Jail on $50,000 bond.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A burglar Wednesday broke into a home Wednesday in the 500 block of Glen Road and damaged property valued at less than $500.

• A theft of medication was reported Tuesday at a home in the 1500 block of North First Street.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department

• A golf cart valued at $2,000 was stolen Wednesday in the 500 block of Beverly Lane. No suspect information was reported.

•  A knife was found in the backyard of a home Wednesday in the 3000 block of Aztec Court. The property backs up to D 1/2 Road. The knife was booked as found property.

• A woman reported a dog was stolen Wednesday in the 200 block of North Third Street in Clifton. The dog had a name tag “Squishy.”

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies were called out Wednesday morning on a report of a window that was shot out on a piece of farm equipment near Parachute.


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