Blotter, June 17, 2013
Lizard harassment alleged
Park rangers at Colorado National Monument issued a citation for harassing wildlife to a man who was seen handling a collared lizard on May 15.
According to monument officials, a visitor videotaped the man taking a dead or dying lizard from the Devils Kitchen trail and placing it on the pavement. The man also was cited for failing to pay the entrance fee to the park, officials said.
Rangers have increased foot patrols on the monument because an increase in collared lizard sightings appears to be attracting more reptile hunters.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Dustin Ashbaucher, 22, and two others allegedly threatened to harm an employee while stealing property valued at less than $1,000 from a business in the 1000 block of Independent Avenue on June 9.
■ Three boys, all 17, and one girl, 16, received summonses Wednesday on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia in the area of 29 1/2 Road and North Avenue.
■ Richard Cole, 50, and James Dugan, 50, received summonses Thursday on suspicion of smoking where prohibited in the 400 block of Pitkin Avenue.
■ Brandon Irvin, Joshua Pettingill and David McCune, all 18, and a 17-year-old boy, received summonses on suspicion of trespassing after being observed Friday on the roof of a business in the 1400 block of North Fifth Street after business hours.
■ Adam Clark, 41, was arrested Friday on suspicion of being inside a vehicle that was not his, having stolen items valued at less than $50 and being in possession of illegal drugs after officers pulled over the vehicle he was driving in the 1500 block of North Seventh Street.
■ Raymond Jones, 30, received a summons Friday on suspicion of obstructing a police officer at Walmart, 2881 North Avenue on Friday.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department did not release any crime reports Sunday.