Blotter: June 12, 2009

Terrier reported stolen

• An American Staffordshire terrier dog was taken from a home in the 100 block of Thompson Road.
The owner did not know a monetary value for the dog but said it was taken sometime Sunday afternoon or Monday. 
The dog was kept in an outdoor kennel with a cinderblock set in front of the kennel, which is what led the owner to believe a human had taken the dog.

65 fugitives sought in U.S.

• An international hunt for violent fugitives has enlisted the help of Crime Stoppers organizations nationwide, including Grand Junction’s local Crime Stoppers unit.
Various law enforcement groups are searching for 65 fugitives believed to be living somewhere in the United States.
A full list of names, information and photographs of fugitives is available at
The Web site has been set up to aid in the manhunt by allowing people to submit anonymous tips on the suspects.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Money orders were forged Tuesday to defraud a resident at 301 Hopi Drive of more than $1,000.

• Vandals broke the driver side front window on a car Sunday and scratched the passenger’s side paint, causing less than $3,000 worth of damage in northeast Grand Junction.

• A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drinking alcohol where prohibited in a grassy area at 150 W. Grand Ave., about a block from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

• A person’s identity and a credit card were stolen Tuesday, causing the victim to lose less than $500.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A gym bag filled with clothes were stolen Wednesday from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of April Lane.


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