Blotter, June 26, 2013

Multiple noise complaints

A deputy with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department responded to a noise complaint late Monday in the 2200 block of Mitchell Court.

Before contacting a man at the residence, the deputy listened in the dark for 10 to 15 minutes to see if he could determine who was making such loud noises just after 10 p.m., because it was the third such complaint this month.

When he approached the home, the man, Michael Patterson, 47, denied making any noises, though the deputy told him he heard loud talking and tools being used — “something like an air-powered ratchet and a loud crashing noise” — at the residence, according to the deputy’s report of the incident.

The deputy issued Patterson a summons on suspicion of violating the county’s noise ordinance because of so many complaints, prompting other subjects at the home to say they planned to report loud noises Patterson’s neighbors were making.

The deputy then advised Patterson to speak with his neighbors to resolve any issues so law enforcement wouldn’t have to be involved.

“Michael said he does not get along with his neighbors,” the report said.

Crews put out grease fire


The Grand Junction Fire Department extinguished a grease fire in the kitchen at a Strive Group Home in the 100 block of Elm Avenue on Monday, according to a department report.

The five residents and three staff workers in the home were able to evacuate prior to the department’s arrival. No one was injured.

The fire, which was partially contained because of a fire sprinkler system in the home, caused about $8,000 in damage.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone entered a home in the 1100 block of White Avenue on Thursday and removed an undisclosed amount of property.

■ Someone took items from a vehicle in the 600 block of 25 1/2 Road Saturday, taking items valued at less than $50.

■ Someone entered a fenced property in the 2400 block of Commerce Boulevard Friday, taking property valued at less than $20,000.

■ Someone damaged a vehicle in the 600 block of Horizon Drive on Monday, causing a loss of less than $100.

■ Dani McNealy, 24, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the 2600 block of Kennedy Court.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Joshua Thomas Grierson, 20, was jailed Monday on suspicion of second-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree criminal trespass of an automobile.

■ Thomas Joseph Loffreda, 47, Grand Junction, was jailed Monday on suspicion of theft and possession of burglary tools.


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