Blotter, March 13, 2014

Missing woman found dead

A woman reported missing to Mesa County authorities was found dead in a vehicle Tuesday on the Uncompahgre Plateau, the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a release that deputies located the vehicle, with the body, around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Sawmill Mesa, which was after cellphone data associated with the missing woman led authorities into the area.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office had asked for assistance locating the woman.

3 garbage cans set afire


Three Grand Junction police officers found three garbage cans or containers with fires burning inside early Wednesday morning in the area of Hawthorne Park.

There were no injuries and no damage was done.

Anyone with information about the fires should call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 241-STOP.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Officers were contacted by a staff member at the Career Center on Feb. 27 after a student cut another student on the hand with a saw blade. “The victim said he was in shop class when another student walked up to him and cut his hand, thinking it was funny. The student who did the cutting said he was sorry and that he would never do it again,” according to the report.

■ Jestus Wade, 37, received a summons on suspicion of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the 500 block of Main Street on March 6.

■ Narcotics valued at less than $5,000 and other items valued at less than $5,000 were stolen from a home in the 400 block of 29 1/2 Road on Feb. 7.

■ Jerry Dvorak, 27, was contacted in the 2800 block of North Avenue in response to a verbal argument. Police arrested Dvorak on suspicion of unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon while intoxicated, felony menacing and resisting arrest.

■ Damages of less that $2,000 were caused to a vehicle in the 1500 block of Glenwood Avenue on March 8.

■ A golf cart valued at more than $2,000 was stolen from the 600 block of Struthers Avenue on March 7.

■ Venee Burg, 19, received a summons on suspicion of marijuana possession in the 800 block of Glenwood Avenue on Monday.

■ Richard Hampton, 63, received a summons on suspicion of theft of less than $100 from the Texas Roadhouse, 2870 North Ave.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Konstanin Bender, 71, received a summons on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact after inappropriately touching a woman on March 3.


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