Blotter, June 25, 2013

Girl: Man tried to grab her

Grand Junction police are investigating a suspicious incident Thursday involving a 13-year-old girl who reported a person driving a red sport-utility vehicle had stopped and asked if she wanted a ride, according to police spokeswoman Kate Porras. The girl ran away, unharmed.

The girl’s mother told The Daily Sentinel on Monday her daughter was crossing Patterson Road at 30 Road, walking north to south at the crosswalk, when an unknown older man driving a red SUV drove up and yelled comments to the effect of, “I can make you feel better.”  The man appeared to be in his 50s, had no facial hair and wore round-framed glasses.

The girl said she was followed by the suspect into a nearby parking lot at Fruitvale Elementary School, 583 30 Road, where the man reached out of the vehicle and tried to grab her. She fled to her father’s home nearby, where police were called.

Weed worker threatened


Police opened an investigation Thursday after a threatening phone message was left with an employee in the city of Grand Junction’s Weed Abatement Program, 2529 High Country Court. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras declined to specify what was said in the phone message. The Police Department’s daily resume classified the incident as a weapons violation. The individual who left the message had recently received a citation relating to weeds, Porras said.

Delta predator meeting


The Delta Police Department said a state-labeled sexual violent predator, who recently moved to Delta, will be subject of a community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Road. Colorado law requires community notifications by police when sexual violent predators register in a new community. Children under 15 will not be allowed to attend.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Jordan Firm, 21, was arrested June 16 on suspicion of criminal mischief after he allegedly stabbed the tires on a woman’s truck during a child custody dispute at McDonalds, 1212 North Ave.

■ Leonardo Lozano, 42, was cited Friday for suspicion of harassment at 1254 Santa Clara Ave.

■ Officers were called Saturday on a report of man who threatened to “shoot up the place” after his credit card was declined at a local business. Police didn’t identify the business. The customer was contacted by officers, who informed him he was banned from the business.

■ Richard Oglesby, 44, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass of a dwelling, second-degree trespass of a premises and attempted first-degree criminal trespass of an automobile after investigation of an incident in the 800 block of Glenwood Avenue.

■ Damage to a parked vehicle in the 400 block of Harris Road exceeded $1,000. The vandalism was reported Saturday.

■ A motorcycle valued at less than $5,000 was stolen Saturday from the 500 block of Colorado Avenue.

■ Property was reported stolen Saturday from a parked vehicle in the 400 block of Duffy Drive.

■ Shazic Van Hook, 19, Machael Fresquez, 19, and a 15-year-old boy, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of trespassing at 1400 N. Fifth St.

■ Michael Johnson, 58, was jailed on suspicion of theft and possession of burglary tools Saturday at Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ James Schaeffer, 53, was arrested Friday on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime at 423 Chipeta Ave.

■ Two known suspects are believed to have committed pawn fraud after a burglary Thursday at 1334 Kennedy Ave.

■ Property valued at less than $300 was stolen Friday from a vehicle parked at 1455 North 12th St.

■ Gary Zavadil, 69, was cited June 17 on suspicion of trespassing at 202 Main St.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Law enforcement working Country Jam this past weekend reported eight arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, down from 18 arrests in 2012. Officers recorded 50 and 54 DUIs in 2011 and 2010, respectively. Officers issued 17 citations for contributing alcohol to a minor, up from seven in 2012. There were 120 tickets issued for minor in possession, or consumption, of alcohol, which was down slightly from last year.


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