Blotter, June 12, 2013

Shoplifter followed, caught

A Sam’s Club patron helped police catch a shoplifter who had taken a Samsung security system from the store at 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50.

While in the store’s parking lot, the patron saw a man running to a blue SUV after being confronted by a store employee.

The patron then followed the SUV to a nearby shopping center, where Old Navy and Sportsman’s Warehouse are located, but the occupants of the SUV noticed they were being followed.

A man, later identified as Dustin Ashbaucher, 22, threw items from the vehicle at the patron’s car, ran into the Old Navy store,  exited and then tried to start a fight with the patron, Grand Junction police said.

Police took Ashbaucher to the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of robbery and theft.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Clayton Burrows, 18, was jailed Thursday on suspicion of taking merchandise by force from a business in the 2800 block of Interstate 70 Business Loop, obstructing law enforcement and entering a vehicle with the intent of committing a crime.

■ Madeleine Boone, 20, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of forcible assault while taking items from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., valued at less than $500, giving law enforcement a false name, and violating a felony bond.

■ Christina Massie 25, and Brandon Ryan, 30, were issued summonses Saturday on suspicion of shoplifting at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., causing the business a loss of less than $100.

■ Someone damaged property and attempted to enter a residence Sunday in the 2600 block of Little Bookcliff Avenue, causing a loss of less than $500.

■ Someone caused a loss of less than $100 by damaging a door Saturday in the 1400 block of Glenwood Avenue.

■ Someone took property Saturday valued at more than $1,000 from a vehicle in the 700 block of Horizon Drive.

■ Someone attempted to steal a vehicle Monday in the 2900 block of Bunting Avenue. The driver got away before the suspect could get control of the vehicle.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Tashina Cordova, 27, of Montrose was jailed Monday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.


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