Blotter: May 07, 2009

DUI patrols ramped up

• Eagle County law enforcement agencies will saturate the roadways with DUI patrol May 9 and 10 as part of a “Heat is On” campaign for Mother’s Day and high school graduations.
“If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Plan ahead by having a designated driver, taking public transportation or call a family member or friend,” the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Police still looking for thief

• The Grand Junction Police Department said it still is looking for the thief who stole an elderly woman’s purse while she was walking into Hobby Lobby, 2401 North Ave., on April 14 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The suspect is a 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 white man, weighing between 150 and 170 pounds, with short blond hair. The subject was wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants at the time.
Call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867 or 1-800-221-7867 with information about this crime. The phone lines are not recorded and there is no caller identification. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspects.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• More than $1,000 in damages was done to a home Monday, April 27, in an unknown part of the city.

•  A 12-year-old was arrested April 30 in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue on suspicion of third-degree assault, harassment, interference with a school and criminal mischief.

• Less than $1,000 was stolen Monday from a building in the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue.

• Jewelry work less than $1,000 was stolen Tuesday from the 600 block of Horizon Drive.

• Joseph David Martinez, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault at 2790 Crossroads Blvd.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A vehicle parked in the 100 block of Rainbow Drive was vandalized Tuesday. Damages are estimated at $500.

• Extra patrol was requested Tuesday in the area of 30 and D roads because of a possible transient camp.


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