Blotter: March 19, 2009

Man held after assault

• Jose Luis Herrera, 34, of Clifton, has been accused of trying to choke a person to death, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Herrera was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, assault, false imprisonment, violation of a protection order and other offenses.

Employee threatened

• An employee at a business in the 1100 block of North 23rd Street was threatened with a gun, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
A vehicle with two men was driven by the victim. One man yelled that he wanted to fight, and the other flashed a gun, said Kate Porras, police spokesperson.

Jewelry stolen from home

• More than $25,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home in the Independence Valley Subdivision on the Redlands last week.
Burglars attempted to break into three other homes in the same subdivision. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said the theft and attempted break-ins might have occurred mid-day March 11.
Suspects may have been driving a early ’90s white pickup.
Anyone with information is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867 or 1-800-221-7867. The phone lines are not recorded and there is no caller I.D.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  George Hall, 70, of Grand Junction was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of unarmed robbery and disorderly conduct.

•  Joel Munoz, 19, was arrested on suspicion of supplying minors with alcohol in the 1300 block of Elm Avenue.

•  A vehicle parked on the Mesa State College campus was broken into and items valued at $500 were stolen.

•  A house on the 1000 block of Rood Avenue was burglarized and rose bushes outside the house were tampered with. Items valued at less than $1,000 were stolen from the house.

•  Vandals damaged a business at 722 Horizon Drive and attempted to break in.

•  An adult male exposed himself to an adolescent female acquaintance in the southwest part of the city.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Deputies cited five people during a five-day patrol against drunken driving leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. The Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement assisted.

•  A business in the 2000 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 in Fruita was burglarized.

•  A vandal damaged a plate glass window and sign at a business on the 2900 block of North Avenue. Damage was estimated at $1,295

•  Signs for the Peach Tree Swap Meet and Velocity Paintball with approximate value of $600 were stolen from the 3200 block of the Interstate 70 Business Loop.


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