Blotter: June 10, 2009

Drug theft charges dropped

• Prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file charges against a Grand Junction woman suspected of stealing prescription drugs from a pharmacy.
Sharon Sanderson, 65, was arrested May 27 at the Clifton City Market on suspicion of theft and possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors, though, dropped the case for lack of evidence.
“I was falsely accused,” Sanderson told The Daily Sentinel.

Man on probation arrested

• Ron H. Gallegos, 27, was arrested Monday evening after he failed to return to Mesa County Work Release, 559 Pitkin Ave.
Gallegos was living at work release as a condition of probation for auto theft. He was arrested after he called authorities, saying he was intoxicated and staying at a room at Monument Inn, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said during a first court appearance on Tuesday.
Hautzinger said Gallegos called authorities around 10:15 p.m. and said he had cashed a check and rented a room at the hotel. Rodriguez acknowledged he’d “made a mistake.”
“He said he’d bought a bus ticket and was leaving on (Tuesday) if they didn’t come to get him,” Hautzinger told County Court Judge Craig Henderson.
Gallegos was ordered held on $15,000 bond.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Daniel Bilyou, 53, received a summons alleging that he trespassed and shoplifted goods valued at less than $100 at a business in the 200 block of Rood Avenue.

• A vandal or vandals caused damage Monday valued at more than $1,000 to several public transportation buses at 1001 South Ninth Street.

• Marcos Alejandro Tapia-Quintana, 23, 200 Colorado Ave. Parachute, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Monday on suspicion of first-degree forgery, and five counts of a possession of a forged instrument.

• Joshua David Reed, 18, 506 Virgo Way, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of criminal mischief.

• Wilfredo Blanco, 26, 3156 Lakeside Drive, No. 103, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree forgery, distribution of marijuana and marijuana possession.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Jonathan Stiles Avery, 27, 407 Gray’s Peak Court, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Monday on suspicion of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, menacing and child abuse.

• A Hardrock Sport mountain bike was found in the 200 block of Coulson Avenue and turned over to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

• A puppy that had been secured to a rope in a fenced yard in the 400 block of Seckel St. was reported stolen Tuesday.


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