Blotter: March 17, 2009

Burns keep deputies busy

• Several controlled burns that got out of control kept the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department busy last weekend.
Noel Efrain Gomez, 39, Rifle, was issued a ticket on suspicion of fourth-degree arson when his controlled burn allegedly got out of control Friday and burned a neighbor’s fence.
Jose Antonio Hernandez, 39, Minturn, was also issued a ticket on suspicion of fourth-degree arson when his controlled burn burned 50 feet of a jointly owned fence and damaged a telephone line.
Ten acres, a utility pole, telephone box and fencing were burned Sunday in Silt, and a woman was issued a ticket for allegedly letting her controlled burn get out of control.
Two more out-of-control burns Sunday burned extra acreage in Parachute and forced the closure of a small section of a residential road in New Castle.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Someone fired a gun at a home Feb. 22 in the 500 block of Highway 50.

•  Trenton Grubbs, 38, was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal trespass, theft, driving with a revoked license, criminal mischief and a bond violation. He is accused of stealing copper wiring valued at more than $10,000 from the 700 block of Valley Court.

•  Barbara Salter, 47, was issued a ticket Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting.

•  Jacqueline Stegeman, 19, was issued a ticket Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting.

• Martha Gonzalez, 22, and Laura Perez, 21, were issued tickets Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting.

•  Jaryn McHenry, 25, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of breaking into a woman’s car, stealing money from her and pushing her into a fence.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Gerardo Adrian Grajeda, 25, Delta, was arrested on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and various traffic offenses.

•  A vandal damaged two tires valued at $375 Sunday in the 2700 block of Lexington Court.

•  A vandal threw a brick though a vehicle window Sunday in the 500 block of Tiara Drive.

•  A white bike valued at $20 was stolen Sunday in the 500 block of Sara Lane.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

• A structure was on fire Saturday in Carbondale.

•  An anvil valued at $500 was stolen some time in the past two months in New Castle.


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