Blotter, March 14, 2014

Body is that of GJ woman

Jodie Anne Valerio, 47, Grand Junction, was identified Thursday as the woman found dead in a vehicle on the Uncompahgre Plateau, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office said in a release.

Valerio had been reported missing to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office when her body was discovered about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sawmill Mesa area. Montrose Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield said there was no evidence of foul play and that an autopsy will determine cause and manner of death.

Mesa County authorities asked for assistance locating Valerio after cellphone activity placed her at Sawmill Mesa.

Robbery suspect arrested


A 17-year-old has been arrested in the armed robbery Monday of the El Jebel Liquor Store in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified Rodrigo Ivan Aguilar of El Jebel as the suspect and arrested him, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Aguilar was booked into the Eagle County Detentions Facility on suspicion of aggravated robbery, first-degree criminal trespass, aggravated felony menacing, misdemeanor theft, and violation of a protection order.

Aguilar is accused of entering the store with a blue bandana around his face, pointing a handgun at the clerk and demanding that she empty the cash drawer into a plastic bag. As she complied, he pulled a knife on her, the Sheriff’s Office said. It said he fled on foot with about $400 in cash and two checks.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ David Bowen, 26, was arrested Monday on suspicion of brandishing a knife during an altercation in the parking lot of Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ Someone broke a window Wednesday in the 600 block of Santa Clara Avenue and once inside took property valued at more than $1,000.

■ Someone stole between $2,000 and $20,000 when a trailer full of household items was stolen Monday from the 700 block of South Sixth Street.

■ Someone caused less than $2,000 in damage to a vehicle parked Wednesday in the 800 block of Ute Avenue.

■ Someone stole property valued at less than $750 from a vehicle parked Wednesday in the 200 block of North Fifth Street.

■ Someone stole items valued at less than $2,000 from a vehicle parked Sunday in the 2600 block of Springside Court.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A woman did an Internet search for a CenturyLink phone number Wednesday and was directed to call (888) 496-1650, which turned out to be a fraudulent number. The woman didn’t figure it out until she turned over personal financial information. However, she was able to obtain a credit report and cancel her debit card before a $5,495 transaction was processed.

■ Anthony Loveridge, 20, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of harassment. 


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Animal control responded to a call Wednesday of two dogs chasing livestock in the Rifle area. The dogs were impounded and taken to an area animal hospital. No owner has been identified.


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