Blotter, June 29, 2014

Bear prowls neighborhood

State wildlife officials took numerous calls Thursday from the Wilson Ranch neighborhood, near 26 and H roads, about bear sightings.

Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife never spotted the bear for themselves, a spokesman said, but believed the bear was a yearling. The bear was believed to have moved on from the neighborhood, and was not thought to have been reported to authorities in the past.

Bear sightings are common in this area, and officials warn people not to provide food sources outside in the way of trash or other refuse, and to call Colorado Parks and Wildlife or the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office if they run across a bear in a residential neighborhood.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Steve Holland, 47, was cited Wednesday on suspicion of third-degree assault and criminal mischief after he was accused of punching a man in the parking lot of Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ An investigation was begun June 18 when a victim was reportedly menaced and assaulted in the 1200 block of North 16th Street. The case remains open.

■ Tammie L. Lee, 49, was cited on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia when contacted June 19 in the 2700 block of Crossroads Boulevard.

■ Property valued at less than $300 was missing after a burglary was reported Saturday at 661 U.S. Highway 50.

■ David Meyer, 22, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Thursday at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ Collin Ellsworth, 25, was arrested Friday on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance in the 800 block of Main Street.

■ Items valued at more than $750 were stolen Thursday from a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Mesa Avenue.


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday did not release jail booking or activity reports.


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