Blotter, May 1, 2014

Collection nets 754 pounds of prescription drugs

More than 754 pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs were dropped off to area law enforcement agencies on Saturday during the biannual “take back” event, authorities said in a news release.

Included in that total was 87.2 pounds collected by the Fruita Police Department, 24.2 pounds collected by the Palisade Police Department, 182.6 pounds collected by the Grand Junction Police Department and 460.6 pounds by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The drugs were scheduled to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for destruction. The Sheriff’s Office keeps a permanent prescription drug box in its front lobby, which can be accessed during business hours Monday through Friday.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Samual Mayer, 23, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, during a traffic stop at 2919 North Ave. Walker Wagner, 19, was issued a summons on suspicion of driving without a license.

■ Dudley Johnson. 63, was cited Monday on suspicion of possessing a glass container where prohibited at 424 Pitkin Ave.

■ Zuleima Alvarez-Maldonado, 23, was cited Wednesday on suspicion of driving under revocation in the area of Patterson and 24 1/2 roads.

■ Devon Powell, 30, was arrested Monday on suspicion of careless driving, driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle after he crashed into a home near the intersection of Unaweep Avenue and Marie Street.

■ Items valued at less than $2,000 were reported stolen April 18 from a home at 2981 Fenwick Lane.

■ Damage estimated at less than $1,000 was reported after someone broke into a home at 2430 Orchard Ave. It may have happened as far back as April 20.

■ More than $1,500 in damage was reported after someone forced entry to a Coca-Cola vending machine.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Deputies were called just before noon Monday about two children, possibly 3 and 1, wandering outside the Racquet Club apartments, 2915 Orchard Ave., with no supervision. Deputies concluded a faulty door knob was to blame at the mother’s apartment unit. The mother said she fixed it and wasn’t cited.


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