Blotter: March 12, 2009
Pot cultivation alleged
• Jayson Vezzoso, 31, of Glenwood Springs were arrested Saturday on suspicion of growing marijuana with intent to distribute it, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.
Vezzoso was being held on $15,000 bond at the Garfield County Jail. He also is suspected of possession of a controlled substance, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Joshua Johnson, 25, of Glenwood Springs also was arrested Saturday at the same home outside Glenwood Springs, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Johnson is free on $10,800 bond. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Mushrooms that were suspected to be hallucinogenic also were confiscated in the arrests.
Mail fraud reported
• A possible mail fraud scheme involving the consulting company Shoppers Perspective Inc. is being investigated, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
The company sent fraudulent checks to a Palisade woman, she reported Tuesday. The company was requesting the woman send a portion of the checks’ value back to the company through purchase of money orders, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• Forrest Frederick Kinnaman, 19, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child.
• An elderly woman was sexually assaulted in the northern area of Grand Junction on Tuesday.
• Property valued at almost $2,000 was stolen Tuesday in the 500 block of Court Road.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• Karl Richard Larose, 32, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of introducing contraband to the Mesa County Jail and felony menacing.
• Kenneth Clarence Ruth, 65, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal mischief of between $1,000 and $20,000.
• A rifle was reported stolen Tuesday in the 1000 block of 19 Road in Fruita. The gun was reported stolen some time during the past five months.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:
• Deputies responded Friday to an elementary school in Battlement Mesa on report of criminal mischief.
• A report of criminal mischief was taken Friday in Glenwood Springs. Nearly $550 in damage was done to property of the Colorado Department of Transportation.
• Garfield County Animal Control responded Friday to Carbondale after someone was reported bitten by a dog. The dog was quarantined, and the owner was ticketed for having a vicious dog and dogs at large.
• Deputies took a report of stolen business files Monday in Glenwood Springs. The case is being investigated.