Blotter, March 30, 2013

New Castle home burglarized

Several items of value were stolen Tueday from a New Castle home, according to the New Castle Police Department.

The theft occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at a home on Buckhorn Drive and included a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, two laptop computers, a surround-sound theater system and speakers, a PlayStation 3 gaming system with several shooter-type games, a flat-screen TV and a fireproof safe.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is offering up to $1,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous calls can be made to 970-945-0101, or go to www. and click on “Report a Tip.”


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Matthew Jaramillo, 22, was arrested Tuesday night in the 2700 block of Patterson Road on suspicion of placing a child in harm’s way, harassment and damaging property.

■ Marie Martinez, 49, was issued a summons Wednesday evening in the 100 block of West Avenue on suspicion of driving with a revoked license.

■ James Ross, 51, and Zackary Johnson, 40, were issued summonses Wednesday evening on suspicion of fighting.

■ An attempted break-in at a business in the 100 block of West Main Street on Wednesday night caused about $600 in damage.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies on snowmobiles helped rescue a New Castle man off Grand Mesa on Wednesday afternoon. The man told deputies he’d driven on the mesa to “clear his head,” had traveled two miles on a snowmobile trail in his truck and slid off the trail, where he got stuck.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ On March 18, officers spoke with a boy, at the request of his father, about the dangers of lying.

■ Officers conducted a welfare check March 20 and the subject was found to be OK.

■ A truck traveling down a residential street March 21 knocked a limb off a tree and it fell onto a fence, causing damage. The truck driver and homeowners were contacted.

■ A break-in was reported at a residence on Crawford Lane on March 21. Officers investigated and found the that residence was secure.

■  Officers responded to railroad tracks at 37 1/10 Road on March 22 on a report of a man walking around with a disassembled rifle. The man was a photographer carrying a tripod and camera.


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