Blotter, June 4, 2013

Illegal campsite burned

A woman reported May 28 that two people she knew burned down her camp by the river in the area of Riverside Parkway and Hale Avenue. Damage was less than $1,000. It was an illegal campsite, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Knife threat alleged


Robert Gene Morris, 44, no address, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of using vulgar language in public and pulling a knife and chasing a person around a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot, 2881 North Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Morris became angry when the victim chastised him for urinating in a public parking lot after some of the urine “splashed” on the victim’s foot and leg, according to an arrest affidavit.

Morris told officers he had drunk two and a half pints of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey before the incident, the affidavit said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Jerrad Wade Wilmot, 35, 527 1/2 28 1/2 Road, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief of less than $100.

■ A woman reported Saturday that her Lincoln Navigator valued at approximately $25,000 was stolen from the 2800 block of North Avenue while she was inside a business. The woman said the vehicle was locked and she had the keys. An investigation is ongoing.

■ Jessica Velazco, 22, was ticketed Saturday on suspicion of assaulting two people in the 2800 block of Elm Avenue.

■ Ester Chang, 20, was ticketed Friday on suspicion of theft of less than $500 at Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ Olivia Martinez, 21, and a juvenile were ticketed Friday on suspicion of theft of less than $500 at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ Mark Combs, 27, and Jonathan Sandoval, 22, were ticketed Wednesday on suspicion of driving a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement after a collision near Patterson Road and U.S. Highway 6&50. In addition, Combs was ticketed on suspicion of driving with a denied license.

■ Someone caused more than $1,000 in damage to property and vehicles Friday in the 600 block of North Seventh Street.


According to the Colorado State Patrol:

■ Nico A. Deschenie, 18, of Montrose, was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of an illegal weapon, DUI, underage consumption of alcohol, child abuse, no seat belt use and no child restraint in use.

■ James W. Thompson, 37, of Ridgway, was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI, prohibited use of a weapon, vehicular eluding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving under restraint, driving with no proof of insurance and driving with expired plates.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ The cause of a truck fire Sunday in the 200 block of Waters Avenue remains under investigation. The truck was on fire when emergency personnel arrived at the scene. Arson is a possibility.

■ A wallet and laptop computer were reported stolen Friday from a residence in the 200 block of North Cedar Avenue.


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