Blotter: March 13, 2009

Fence, sign damaged

• A wooden fence and a sign at Bob Scott’s RV, 2322 U.S. Highway 6&50, were damaged sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday.
The damage is estimated at $1,200.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers at 241-7867.

DUI crackdown planned

• The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will participate from Friday to Wednesday in a DUI crackdown for St. Patrick’s Day, with nearly double the number of patrolling deputies on the holiday.
Deputies will increase their patrols with some tasked to DUI-only patrols.
The Sheriff’s Department will also conduct a DUI checkpoint at some time during the holiday with other local law enforcement.
The increased enforcement is part of a statewide effort by the Colorado Department of Transportation and is funded in part with a grant from CDOT.
So far this year, the Sheriff’s Department has made 42 arrests for DUI, compared to 160 arrests for all of 2008.

  According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A thief stole more than $1,000 Wednesday by writing checks on a closed account.

•  A vandal entered an apartment Wednesday in the 1200 block of Elm Avenue and defecated on the floor.
•  Osbaldo Bravo, 25, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of criminal impersonation and having an outstanding warrant.

    According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• The faceplate to a car stereo valued at $200 was stolen Wednesday from a car in the 3200 block of D 7/8 Road.

• 1 burglar broke into a car Wednesday in the 500 block of Aurora Way and stole property valued at $235.

•  A camcorder valued at $213 was stolen Wednesday from a mailbox in the 3000 block of Meadowvale Court.

• 1 thief broke into a shed Wednesday causing $700 in damage and stole property valued at $750 from a storage trailer in the 3200 block of F Road.

•  Eliazar Ely Fajardo-Manchame, 18, Grand Junction, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing a forged document and various traffic offenses.

•  Jarrett Dylan Krug, 23, Grand Junction, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of theft, possessing a concealed weapon, criminal attempt and on an outstanding warrant.


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