Blotter, June 8, 2014

Oops, where’s my cuz?

A man traveling from Aurora to California accidentally left his cousin and cousin’s daughter at Walmart, 2881 North Ave., early Thursday morning, not realizing they weren’t in the back seat until he was well into Utah.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department and dispatch transcripts, the man, his 40-year-old female cousin and the cousin’s 10-year-old daughter were traveling to California when some luggage fell off their truck about a mile from Walmart. The man pulled into Walmart and went inside to buy rope, according to police, leaving his cousin and her daughter asleep on the back seat. He was unaware that the pair went into the store, according to police.

The man exited the store and continued toward California. His cousin called his sister, who lives in Grand Junction, and they contacted police. They finally were able to reach the man, who at that point was 80 miles west of the Interstate 15 junction on Interstate 70, according to police.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone stole a vehicle valued at less than $500 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., May 30.

■  David Johnson, 31, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 1100 block of Bookcliff Avenue on suspicion of assaulting someone and stealing items valued at less than $1,000. Johnson also had an active warrant for his arrest.

■  Richard Carswell, 39, was arrested Thursday night on 24 Road on suspicion of violating a restraining order.

■  Samuel Hartmann, 21, was arrested Thursday night in the 2800 block of Orchard Avenue on suspicion of kicking in the door of a residence that doesn’t belong to him; damage is estimated at less than $100.

■  Philip Burgess, 45, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of harassing two people, damaging property and possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.


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