Blotter: May 22, 2009

Credit card theft on video

• The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that it has tied more than $1,500 in credit card thefts to a man and woman who were captured on video surveillance recently making a fraudulent purchase at Enstrom’s.
The card was believed to be stolen from an unlocked vehicle sometime between February and May in the 400 block of Cottonwood Lane Drive in Clifton. The man and woman are seen on video driving a 1990s model white Jeep Cherokee.

Violent predator out of jail

• Ronald Noel, 47, who is a state-labeled “sexually violent predator,” was released from the Mesa County Jail on April 20 after he was recently found not guilty in a failure to register case, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Noel has five business days to register at his new address. “... while Mr. Noel is in compliance with the law, it is the right thing to do to notify our community that he is no longer living in the jail,” Sheriff Stan Hilkey says in the news release.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A juvenile female was reportedly sexually assaulted by a juvenile male Monday in the northwest section of the city. No other details were released.

• Vikki Hensley, 28, address unknown, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft after allegedly taking a purse and using a credit card in the purse to make a fraudulent transaction.

• A burglar broke into a business Wednesday in the 700 block of Valley Court and stole more than $1,000 worth of cable.

• A burglar broke into a home May 8 in the 500 block of N. 23rd Street and stole items worth more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A man was cited on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia Wednesday after he was observed by a deputy throwing a suspected marijuana pipe out the window. The incident happened around mile marker 2 on Interstate 70.

• A woman in the 100 block of Glory View reported money was missing from a joint bank account.


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