Blotter: May 08, 2009

Stop underage drinking

• The Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will intensify enforcement of underage drinking laws during graduation. They are reminding parents it is a crime to provide alcohol to people under 21 years old, and it is illegal to host or allow teen drinking parties.
Parents who break the law could face fines as high as $5,000, 18 months in jail, and loss of their drivers licenses. If they supply alcohol to a child under 18, the crime becomes a felony and is punishable by up to 12 years in prison.

Two motorcycles stolen

• Two motorcycles and other items, valued at more than $1,000, were stolen Wednesday from a trailer parked in the desert on 29 Road, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The trailer contents had been secured by two padlocks.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• An item valued at less than $1,000 was taken from a residence in the 1100 block of Colorado Avenue on April 30.

• Items valued at more than $1,000 were taken Tuesday from a car in a parking lot in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.

• More than $1,000 in damages were caused to two vehicles in the 1800 block of North Avenue sometime during the past seven months.

• A purse and its contents, valued at $50, were taken from a car Tuesday in the 2800 block of North Avenue.

• Tools valued at more than $1,000 were stolen from the bed of a truck Wednesday in the 1600 block of Walnut Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Approximately $300 worth of electronics were taken Wednesday from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Colony Road.

• Property valued at $20 was taken Wednesday from a vehicle in the 400 block of East Scenic Drive.

• A vehicle in the 3200 block of Grey Fox Court had property valued at $240 stolen from it sometime in the past two weeks.

• Open house signs, valued at $600, were taken Wednesday from the south entrance of Williams Drive and Colorado Highway 141.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

• A tow boom, with an estimated value of $4,000 to $5,000, was stolen from a tow truck that was parked outside a residence in Rifle sometime between Sunday and Wednesday.


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