Blotter, March 16, 2013



Welding trucks broken into

Three welding trucks reportedly were broken into Tuesday evening at 716 Arrowest Road, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Various pieces of equipment valued at several thousands of dollars were stolen from the three trucks. There is no suspect information at this time, but anyone with information about this theft should call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 241-STOP.

Dog bites reported


Two Chihuahua-type dogs were running loose March 7 in the area of 230 N. Mulberry St. and allegedly bit a woman, leaving “several puncture wounds” in her lower left leg, according to the Fruita Police Department.

The victim didn’t press charges but wanted the case documented. Both dogs were in compliance with rabies vaccinations and were home-quarantined, the Police Department said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ William Edward Chase, 46, 279 Gettysburg St., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of identify theft, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, two counts of violating bail-bond conditions, theft by receiving between $500 and $1,000, criminal possession of a financial transaction device and third-degree criminal trespass.

■ Someone sexually assaulted a child in the southeast quadrant of the city Thursday. No further information was released.

■ Two 15-year-old girls were ticketed Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana in the 1100 block of Colorado Avenue.

■ A 15-year-old boy was arrested and released to a parent Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana at Grand Junction High School.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ An officer informed Ace Hardware Co-op Country, 205 W. Eighth St., March 7, that its car wash was giving away free car washes. The issue was resolved.

■ A report was taken March 7 that someone at Palisade High School was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance. It turned out to be prescription aspirin and caffeine.

■ A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol March 7 after he spun his tires in a parking lot in front of an officer.

■ Someone reported a bike was stolen March 6 in the area of Main Street and Peach Avenue. The bike was found in some flowers and returned to its allegedly intoxicated owner.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A dog bite was reported March 9 in the 1800 block of J Road. The case is being investigated.

■ A bicycle valued at $200 was reported stolen March 8 from the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St.

■ Someone used a marker to deface the men’s restroom at the Colorado Welcome Center, 340 Colorado Highway 340. The incident was reported March 6, and the damage was estimated at $80.

■ A large sunscreen canvas valued at approximately $1,500 was cut and removed March 2 at The Hot Tomato Cafe and Pizzeria, 124 N. Mulberry St.

■ A 33-year-old man was ticketed Feb. 26, on suspicion of failure to control an animal in the 200 block of West Roberson Drive after his terrier-type dog was allegedly running at-large and killed a cat.


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