Blotter: June 02 2009
Tip leads to panel recovery
• Carbondale police say they have recovered 30 solar panels stolen from the Carbondale Recreation Center over Memorial Day weekend.
Investigators said they received a call from someone who saw a vehicle parked outside the center late at night over that weekend. Police checked the license number and learned the vehicle had been seen in Aspen. Aspen police found the vehicle and panels at 2 a.m. Monday.
No arrest warrant had been issued as of late Monday afternoon. Police say people who helped investigators have refused reward money.
The panels were valued at $30,000. The cost of reinstalling the panels is estimated at $10,000.
Pair booked after pursuit
• A juvenile girl driving a vehicle and a 19-year-old passenger, both of California, were arrested after their vehicle sped from police at more 100 mph on eastbound Interstate 70 on Friday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.
Rifle police pulled the vehicle over in Rifle.
The girl was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, speeding, driving without a valid license and having an open container of alcohol. She was released to the Garfield County Department of Human Services.
The passenger, Matthew Senges, of Murrieta, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor harboring of a minor and giving alcohol to someone underage, and a petty offense of being a minor in possession of alcohol, the department said.
Break-in suspect arrested
• A homeless Grand Junction man was arrested and jailed Sunday night in connection with a break-in and assaulting a person inside the home, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Colin J. Ellsworth, 20, has been accused of entering a home in the 3000 block of Prairie Way Drive. Ellsworth was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and second-degree trespassing.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• A golf cart valued at more than $1,000 was taken Sunday from the 700 block of Golfmore Drive. The cart was recovered.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• A rear window of a vehicle was shattered in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road on Sunday morning, causing damage of about $500.
• Damage of about $500 was caused and items valued at $70 were reported taken Sunday morning from a locked vehicle in the 200 block of 29 Road.
• Property valued at $450 was reported taken Sunday morning from a home in the 3400 block of C 1/2 Road.