Blotter, March 21, 2013

Shooting was accidental

Mesa County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of Coulson Road on Tuesday on a report of an accidental gunshot wound. An investigation determined that no criminal activity occurred and the subject was taken to a local hospital.

Vandalism ruins truck


A man who owns an auto glass business at 241 27 1/4 Road called police when one of his work vehicles, a rebuilt 1985 Toyota pickup truck, stopped operating on the morning of March 15.

Mechanics who looked at the truck determined that “something was either put in the fuel tank or in to the oil pan, which caused the engine to fail,” according to a police report. Repair costs were reported to be more than $3,300.

The business owner told deputies that he does not know who might have vandalized the truck, but earlier he also was the victim of a theft of some tools from a work trailer.

There is no suspect information and the case is considered closed by police.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone violated a restraining order Sunday against two victims in the 500 block of Darby Drive. Police allege the suspect additionally committed burglary, assault and harassment, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

■ Someone caused a loss of more than $1,000 from 437 Colorado Ave. on Monday by allegedly removing “a piece of software.”

■ Joseph Graham, 21, is accused of theft of items valued at less than $500 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., on Monday, and as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Charles Campbell, 40, is accused of theft from 401 N. First St. on Monday.

■ Michael Lee, 41, is accused of first-degree criminal trespass and violation of a protection order in the 1100 block of Walnut Avenue on Monday.

■ Leslie O’Rear, 20, is accused of theft from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., on Monday.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Fraud and theft were reported in the 100 block of South Townsend Avenue on Tuesday.

■ Someone committed criminal mischief Tuesday in the 1600 block of South Hillcrest Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ James Bilyeu, 34, was booked into jail Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of violation of a protection order, harassment, third-degree assault and first-degree burglary.


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