Blotter, June 1, 2013

Wandering 2-year-old

Palisade police were called May 23 after a 2-year-old child was found wandering in the area of West First and Main streets. Investigation showed the child had been left by the mother with neighbors.

Officers contacted the mother and, after consulting with Mesa County Human Services caseworkers, the child was left with a grandmother.

Detached garage burns


The Grand Junction Fire Department responded late Thursday night to a garage on fire at 919 Pitkin Avenue. Officials said that a number of people were evacuated from the garage, and it was determined later that eight people had been using the vacant garage for shelter.

Damage is estimated at $4,000, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Damage exceeded $1,000 to a parked vehicle in a vandalism incident at 713 Estate Blvd. The incident was reported Sunday.

■ A loss of less than $500 occurred after a known suspect unlawfully made charges to a credit card April 29.

■ Natalie Gonzales, 22, was cited Tuesday on suspicion of shoplifting after being contacted at Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ Joseph Aragon, 71, was cited Thursday on suspicion of third-degree assault after officers were called to Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ Officers were called May 25 on a report of a loud fight between a man and woman at 920 Iowa Ave.

■ A citizen on May 25 corralled a stray dog at the Palisade Superstop. Officers issued a warning to the owner.

■ Officers were called May 24 on a trespassing report. They provided a ride to a man to the Cameo Truck Stop, “so he could continue his way out of town,” according to a report.

■ Officers were called Sunday on a report of an all-terrain vehicle being driven on the baseball field at Palisade High School.

“Upon contact the ATV driver was hired to do maintenance on the field, it was not joyriding.”

■ Officers were called May 21 on a report of an animal complaint in the 800 block of Iowa Avenue.

■ A burglary was reported May 21 in the 300 block of Peach Street.

■ Officers met with staff at Palisade High School on May 21 after a report was made involving a belligerent student driving without a license. The student was to be banned from school grounds.

■ Officers were called May 20 on a reckless driver complaint in the 200 block of Peach Street.

■ Two small children were reportedly trying to enter homes under construction May 20 in the 800 block of Cabernet Avenue.Their parents were contacted.

■ Chunks of concrete were reportedly ripped away from the ramp at Palisade Community Center. The vandalism was observed May 20.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Search and Rescue volunteers were called Wednesday on a report of two lost hikers in the Ribbon Trail in Bangs Canyon. Both were located and escorted out.


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