Blotter, March 25, 2014

Surveillance video shows a man inside Fruitvale Liquor early Friday.

Liquor store burglarized

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released photos of a man suspected in an early-morning burglary Friday at Fruitvale Liquor, 505 30 Road, Unit O, in the hope of identifying the suspect.

Deputies who responded to a report of an alarm around 7 a.m. Friday found several items missing from the store and contents in disarray, the Sheriff’s Office said. Surveillance cameras reportedly captured images of a burglary suspect. The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 25 to 35, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 to 220 pounds. He had dark, medium-length hair, a full goatee and was wearing a ball cap, long-sleeve shirt and pants Friday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigator Martin, 244-3267, or Mesa County Crime Stoppers, 241-STOP.

Victim in fatal crash ID’d


Donna Richards, 76, of Nucla, was the driver killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday at Railroad Boulevard and River Road, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said. Richards was attempting a left turn onto River Road when her 2002 Buick Sedan was struck on the driver’s side by a 2001 Ford pickup driven by 55-year-old Guy Fowler of Fruita, who suffered moderate injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Neither alcohol nor drugs is suspected in the crash, which remains under investigation. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Road rage reported


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said a man reported a handgun being pointed at him during a road-rage incident Friday morning at 30 and D roads. The man reported the unknown suspect pulled up behind him, started honking, which caused the man to stop in the street, get out and ask what was wrong. The suspect pointed a handgun and said, “move move,” according to a report.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Two juveniles, 14 and 15, were cited Friday at 1405 Wellington Ave. on suspicion of disturbing the peace.

■ Kelli Grennell, 37, was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, tampering and obstructing a peace officer who responded to a domestic violence call in the 600 block of Hill Avenue.

■ More than $2,000 in damage was reported Saturday on three vehicles parked at 1741 Escalante St.

■ Leon Bunting, 21, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing a schedule two controlled substance, among other charges, following a traffic stop at Orchard Avenue and Sparn Street.

■ Vandalism of less than $2,000 was reported Saturday on a vehicle located at 2606 Grand Ave.

■ A vehicle was reportedly stolen March 13 from the 100 block of West Main.

■ Property valued at more than $5,000 was reportedly stolen from a home March 1 in the 200 block of Chey Lane.

■ Someone reportedly stole a credit card March 5 in the 600 block of View Point Drive and charged more than $5,000. An investigation is ongoing.

■ A 15-year-old boy was alleged to have tried to sell imitation drugs to other in the 2900 block of North Avenue. The case was sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Unknown suspects reportedly entered a garage at 1288 Sagittarius St., on March 17 and painted a “salmon color” on a lawn chair and flying pigs.

■ Officers took a report March 15 about belongings being thrown into a Dumpster at 1074 Cedar Way.

■ Unknown suspects on March 15 stole an electric scooter from 1363 E. Carolina Ave.

■ A 17-year-old boy was cited March 14 on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol at Fruita Monument High School.

■ Someone on March 13 broke into a home at 825 E. Ottley Ave. and stole morphine.

■ Approximately $478 worth of items were stolen from a vehicle March 13 at 537 Greenbriar St.

■ Someone broke into a vehicle at 135 S. Plum St. and took $250 in property.


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