Blotter, March 24, 2017

Assault claim unfounded

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department investigated the claims of a man who told them he was the victim of an armed robbery and assault Tuesday night. But investigators determined the man’s story contained too many inconsistencies to be substantiated.

The man claimed he was attacked around 2 a.m. behind the C&F Food Store near 28½ Road and North Avenue, according to an incident report. He claimed a man wearing all black clothes approached him, pointed a gun at him and demanded valuables. The alleged victim said he handed his cellphone to the man, with cash and an ID, and then got punched in the side of the face by his attacker.

When the man’s story changed, and he showed no visible injuries, and the investigator determined that numerous law enforcement vehicles were in the area at that time investigating an actual incident at the C&F, the case was closed as unfounded.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Jennifer Morro is accused of trespassing and drug possession on Feb. 17.

■ Wheeler Norwood, 38, is accused of drug possession on March 17.

■ David Robitaille, 28, is accused of DUI on Monday.

■ Jade Jackson, 26, is accused of drug possession on Tuesday.

■ Someone trespassed on a victim’s property in the 2800 block of Kiowa Court on Monday and stole items.

■ Someone broke into a vehicle in the 600 block of 29¼ Road on Tuesday and stole items valued at more than $300.

■ Jonas Montoya, 36, is accused of criminal impersonation and violating a protection order on Wednesday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A window was shot out in the 300 block of 33 Road on Feb. 1.

■ More than $300 in equipment was stolen in the 48000 block of Powderhorn Road on March 18.

■ Levi Olson, 27, is accused of violating a protection order on Monday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Devin R. Benally, 25, Montrose, is accused of domestic violence and harassment on Wednesday.


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