Blotter, June 19, 2013

Gunman robs Loco store

The Loco convenience store at 573 32 Road was robbed at gunpoint Sunday just before midnight, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A male clerk told deputies a Hispanic male entered the store, pointed a gun at him and demanded money from the cash register, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The clerk complied and wasn’t injured.

The suspect — described as being in his 30s with no facial hair, shaved or short dark hair, tattoos on both arms and wearing a red shirt and blue jeans — left in a white Cadillac Escalade, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The suspect spoke broken English to the clerk. Anyone with information about the incident can call Investigator Robin Martin at 244-3267.

Residents detain suspect


Preston Wade Stowe, 26, 108 Hall Ave., was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of identity theft.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, Stowe was detained by several residents in the area of 32 1/8 and D 3/4 roads Monday morning on suspicion that he’d been entering cars. Stowe told deputies he was “sneaking up” on his apartment because he believed his girlfriend was having an affair, according to an arrest affidavit.

Stowe told deputies he was carrying a pocket knife before they searched his pockets, which they found, according to the affidavit. They also found two Mastercard debit cards that didn’t bear his name, which Stowe said a friend had found and given him, according to the affidavit.

GJ man reported missing


The vehicle of a Grand Junction man reported missing Saturday was found in San Miguel County Tuesday, without its owner.

Matt Busker, 33, was reported missing by his friends, said friend Tammy Eastman. They reported him missing after he didn’t show up for a Saturday night gathering.

Friends and family told the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department it’s not unusual for Busker to go on solo outdoor adventures. However, his father, who lives out of state, called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Busker hadn’t called on Father’s Day, said Heather Benjamin, Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

Busker has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs about 190 pounds and is 5-feet 9 inches tall. Anyone with information can call Bill Tedrow at 970-712-9479, Eastman at 970-773-3110 or Brianne Miller at 970-201-4874.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Heather Fullerton, 25, was issued a summons June 8 on suspicion of driving with a suspended license after being contacted at 28 Road and North Avenue.

■ Omar Ponce, 18, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and speeding after being stopped at Fourth Street and North Avenue.

■  Items valued at more than $1,000 were taken from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of East Highland Drive Saturday afternoon.

■  Kenneth Sample, 44, was issued a summons Sunday night on suspicion of being drunk in the roadway at 28 1/4 and Patterson roads.

■  Casey Tefertiller, 28, was issued a summons Sunday night on suspicion of theft from City Market, 200 Rood Ave., and disorderly conduct.

■  Someone entered and ransacked a vehicle parked in the 300 block of East Highland Drive Sunday night.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Orange roadside barricades intended to direct traffic through the intersection at D 1/2 and 31 roads were damaged sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning; the barricades are valued at $300 each. There have been previous incidents of barricades being destroyed at this location.

■  Sandy Sanchez, 50, was issued a trespass notice Monday afternoon at Coronado Liquor Mart, 569 32 Road, No. 3A, on suspicion of becoming belligerent and profane to store employees when they wouldn’t serve him in response to what they told deputies was his obvious, visible intoxication.

■  A motorhome parked in the 400 block of Wedgewood Avenue was damaged sometime between Sunday evening and Monday afternoon loss is estimated at less than $100.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■  Someone entered the post office at 113 N. Park Square on June 5, ransacked the inside and damaged a wall; the loss is estimated at less than $200.

■  Nicholas Rivera, 33, was arrested 
June 9 on suspicion of violating a restraining order.

■  Diana Deutch, 51, was issued a summons June 10 on suspicion of failing to yield after a traffic accident at West Ottley Avenue and North Coulson Street.

■  A 15-year-old boy was detained June 1 after admitting to entering a business in the 300 block of West Aspen Avenue with the intent to steal money.


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