Blotter, June 27, 2013
Auto theft prevention
The Western Colorado Auto Theft Task Force Summer Educational Campaign kick-off will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Long Family Memorial Park near the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department substation.
The campaign, presented in conjunction with Coloradans Against Auto Theft, is designed to combat auto theft in Mesa County. Today’s event will feature information about preventing auto theft during the warm months, as well as offer educational games and prizes.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Items valued at less than $300 were stolen from a residence and a vehicle parked near it in the 900 block of White Avenue on June 8.
■ Items valued at less than $50 were stolen from a vehicle parked near the 400 block of Stoneridge Court om Friday.
■ David Wheeler, 18, was issued a summons Saturday afternoon on suspicion of trespassing at Walmart, 2881 North Ave.
■ A house in the 2100 block of Hawthorne Avenue was vandalized between June 20 and Sunday, with damage estimated at more than $1,000.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Two recently replaced fence boards at a residence in the 3200 block of Main Street were torn off May 29.
■ Arlo John Kerk, 59, 3125 B 1/2 Road, was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of violating a protection order by going to the residence of and sending text messages to a female victim.
■ Two vehicles parked in the 2800 block of C 1/2 Road were reported damaged Tuesday night; the total damage is estimated at $5,500.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ A vehicle parked in the 800 block of East Ottley Ave. on June 11 was damaged and the loss is estimated at $1,000.
■ A 16-year-old boy was issued a summons June 11 on suspicion of throwing an egg at the windshield of a passing vehicle.
■ A woman reported June 14 that a known male had been opening her mail without her consent or knowledge in the 100 block of Pinyon Drive.
■ Steven Garufi, 41, was issued a summons June 17 in the 100 block of East Aspen Avenue on suspicion of unsafe backing in a vehicle.
■ A cell phone was stolen from the Fruita Recreation Center June 17.
■ Timothy Weathers, 53, was issued a summons June 19 on suspicion of harassing someone by telephone.
■ Barbara Garza, 47, was issued a summons June 19 on suspicion of letting her Boston terrier-type dog run at-large.
■ A known male stole three rings from a residence in the 400 block of Kiefer Court that he was visiting Friday; the loss is estimated at $9,000.
■ A light bulb valued at $5 was stolen from an outside standing light in the 600 block of Bayberry Court on Friday.
■ A cell phone valued at $400 was stolen from the Fruita Recreation Center Friday.
■ Someone took down a traffic control sign in the 300 block of North Sycamore Street Saturday and used it to break the rear window of a vehicle.
■ Michael Ray Balerio, 29, was arrested Sunday in the parking lot of a gas station in the 900 block of East Harrison Avenue on suspicion of criminal impersonation and driving with a revoked license.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Shelby Klinglesmith, 19, was arrested on a Montrose County warrant Tuesday morning in the 1200 block of South 1st Street on suspicion of domestic violence and assault.
■ Michelle Andasola, 28, was arrested Tuesday morning in the 400 block of South 1st Street on suspicion of theft and fraud by check.
■ Richard Gartner, 60, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the 2600 block of Woodgate Road on suspicion of trespassing.