Blotter: March 21, 2014

Police seek sex offender

The Grand Junction Police Department seeks the public’s help to locate a wanted fugitive who is believed to be in the Grand Junction area.

The fugitive is 30-year-old Lance Dylan Worrall. Worrall is a sex offender who failed to register and has a warrant out for his arrest. He is a 5-foot 11-inch white man who weighs abot 190 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair.

Anyone who has information about where Worrall is can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867.

Information that leads to an arrest can earn a caller up to $1,000.

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Library fire suspicious


Carbondale police are seeking information about a suspicious fire at the new Carbondale library Saturday.

The fire occurred in a restroom at the facility on Sopris Drive. Damage was minimal because of the sprinkler system being activated, police said Thursday in a news release.

“Further investigation revealed suspicious circumstances related to the fire,” police said.

Police and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District ask that anyone with information about the incident contact police Lt. Chris Wurtsmith at 970-963-2675 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Monte Dean Carpenter, 51, was arrested March 12 on suspicion of unlawfully entering a residence in the 400 block of Ouray Avenue and removing a bike valued at $2,000 to $5,000.

■ Chandra Whitcomb, 38, was issued a summons Saturday in the 1800 block of North 12th Street on suspicion of theft, providing false information to police, causing less than $1,000 in property damage, and assaulting two people.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ The tires were slashed Wednesday on a vehicle in the 500 block of Gardner Way in Clifton.

■ A Lower Valley Fire Department vehicle struck another vehicle while responding to a fire Wednesday in the 900 block of 20 Road.


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