Blotter, March 22, 2014
Drug take-back day in April
In an effort to prevent prescription pill abuse and theft, local law enforcement will participate in the biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26.
The Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita police departments and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, working with the U.S. Department of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction; the service is free and anonymous.
A goal for the event is to prevent increasing abuse of prescription medications, a majority of which are obtained from friends and family, including the home medicine cabinet. The event also aims to prevent disposal by flushing excess medication down the toilet or throwing it away, both of which can cause safety and health hazards.
Locations for the April 26 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day are:
■ Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Ave., Grand Junction
■ Fruita Police Department, 157 S. Mesa St., Fruita
■ Palisade Town Hall, 175 E. Third St., Palisade
■ Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, 215 Rice St., Grand Junction
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Charlene Dabbs, 59, was arrested March 11 at Fourth Street and Gunnison Avenue on suspicion of third-degree assault, harassment, criminal mischief and violation of a bail bond.
■ Charles Williams, 52, was arrested March 15 on suspicion of violating a protection order and bail-bond conditions after unlawfully contacting a woman in the 1000 block of Belford Avenue.
■ Felicia Mares, 33, was arrested early Sunday morning at Ylang Street and Mason Drive on suspicion of driving with a canceled license; she also had an active failure-to-comply warrant.
■ Alexzander Douglas-Mason, 21, was arrested and released on a summons Tuesday morning at Seventh and Main streets on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.
■ Kyle Fay, 23, was arrested and released on a summons Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving with a revoked license, failing to signal and operating an uninsured vehicle.
■ Kaleb Labarthe, 20, was arrested and released on a summons Tuesday night in the 300 block of 29 Road on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
■ Christopher Hightower, 31, was arrested in the 2700 block of Cortland Avenue Wednesday night on suspicion of assaulting a known victim.
■ Julion Moreno, 21, was arrested and released on a summons Thursday afternoon in the 2600 block of Patterson Road on suspicion of driving with a revoked license; he initially was contacted in reference to a traffic accident.
■ Kenneth Sample, 44, was arrested and released on a summons Thursday evening on suspicion of trespassing at City Market, 200 Rood Ave.