Blotter, July 5, 2014
Man accused in thefts
Nathan Daniel Lemarr, 39, was arrested Tuesday by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of two counts of criminal mischief of between $1,000-$20,000, theft of between $2,000-$5,000, second-degree burglary, first-degree motor vehicle theft of less than $20,000 and first-degree criminal trespass for his alleged involvement in a series of thefts dating back to last year, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Lemarr was arrested on a warrant.
According to a copy of the warrant, Lemarr allegedly stole a 2001 white F-250 truck from the 3100 block of Shamrock Drive in February 2013. About the same time, G&G Paving, 516 Fruitvale Court, reported its business had been broken into and nearly $6,000 in property was taken.
After the truck was located several days later in the 3500 block of F Road, an $850 exhaust system was found in the truck’s bed, along with numerous other items. The exhaust system belonged to the neighbor of the truck’s owner, leading authorities to the truck owner’s storage unit, which had been broken into and also burglarized, causing a loss of an additional $2,650.
The Sheriff’s Office took DNA samples at several of the crime scenes during the investigation, including off a cigarette butt left in the burglarized storage unit.
The DNA reportedly matched Lemarr, the Sheriff’s Office said in the warrant.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
No daily resume was released Friday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
No booking summary or daily resume was released Friday.