Blotter, March 12, 2014

Liquor store robber sought

Authorities continued searching for a man who wielded a gun and knife while robbing a Roaring Fork Valley liquor store Monday.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday the incident occurred around 
5 p.m., when a man described as wearing a blue bandana around his face entered the El Jebel Liquor Store in El Jebel, pointed a handgun at the clerk and ordered her to empty the cash drawer. As she complied he pulled out a knife and threatened her with it as well, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He then fled on foot with $400 in cash and two checks.

He’s described as being Latino, 5 feet
 3 inches tall, wearing a white, hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with possible information on the case is asked to call the Eagle sheriff’s office at 970-328-8500, or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or 1-800-972-TIPS. Tips also may be made online at or by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 in the case.

2 drinking mothers cited


Eden Danielle Glass, 30, and Melissa Montgomery, 25, were issued summonses early Saturday morning on suspicion of child abuse.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the two women, each a mother of two children, were at Glass’ residence Friday night and, after putting the children to bed, smoked marijuana. They then began drinking vodka and wine, according to an activity report, and neither was able to tell a responding deputy what happened after finishing the bottle of wine.

According to the report, Montgomery’s 7-year-old daughter called 911 to report her mother was unresponsive in the bathroom. A deputy found Montgomery on a bathroom floor, topless and with vomit down her front, and red stains on the wall behind her. The red turned out to be hair dye, according to the report.

The deputy found Glass in bed, where she had vomited, according to the report. Both women were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Medications were stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of North 18th Street Feb. 25.

■ Items valued at less than $50 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of North Avenue on March 1.

■ Cody Newitt, 29, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of criminal mischief after damaging someone’s vehicle.

■ Someone entered a residence near the 1200 block of Main Street Friday morning and damaged property, causing a loss of less than $100.

■ Ricardo Gallegos, 21, was arrested and released on a summons Sunday morning at Chuluota and Fairview avenues on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and disregarding a stop sign.

■ Alex Meredith, 21, was arrested and released on a summons on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Paul Obrien, 65, was arrested and released on a summons Feb. 28 on suspicion of using physical force against a police officer during the course of an investigation.

■ Ashley Grimes, 29, was issued a summons Thursday in the 1100 block of East U.S. Highway 6&50 on suspicion of dumping personal items near a private business’ Dumpster.

■ A gun valued at $370 was stolen from the 800 block of Henry Circle Friday.

■ Michael Six, 37, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of consuming alcohol at City Market.


According to the Montrose Sheriff’s Department:

■ A deputy saw a box of staples scattered across the road at Jay Jay and 6074 Road Monday morning; he cleared the traffic hazard.

■ A dog was reportedly chasing peacocks in the 10000 block of 6075 Road Monday afternoon.


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