Blotter: May 13, 2009

Rite Aid robber sought

• Grand Junction police on Tuesday released two surveillance photographs of a man suspected of robbing a drug store near Mesa State College last week.
The man walked into Rite Aid, 1834 N. 12th St., Friday morning, produced a gun and demanded prescription drugs. The robber was described as a white male in his mid-20s with short-buzzed, reddish hair, wearing faded blue jeans, sunglasses and a long-sleeved blue shirt with stripes.
One of the pictures, taken from the back, shows the man walking out of the store with a plastic bag in his left hand. Police said the faded pattern on the back of his jeans could be a key identifying feature.
Anyone with information about the robber or robbery can call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message. The identity of the person providing the information will remain anonymous.

Drugs alleged in arrest

• A Clifton man was arrested Monday after he was found to have two warrants out for his arrest and also found in possession of an alleged controlled substance, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Travis Bodie Collins, 30, 3238 Downey Circle, No. C, was taken into custody in the area of 32 1/8 and D 1/4 roads. He was jailed on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, theft of less than $500, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and two warrants for failing to appear in court.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Someone forced entry into an apartment in the 1100 block of Belford Avenue on Monday, causing less than $1,000 damage to a window and stealing property valued at less than $1,000.

• Police received a report Monday that an unknown person sexually assaulted someone in the northeast area of the city. Police did not release any more information about the incident.
•  Someone entered a home in the 600 block of Laredo Court on Monday and stole property valued at more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A woman living in the 500 block of 31 1/2 Road reported Monday that she believes someone is using her bathroom when she’s not at home after she found a used razor in the back of her medicine cabinet. The woman said she’s not sure how someone would have entered her home because all the doors are locked.

• Someone stole a camera valued at $250 from a home in the 2700 block of C 1/2 Road on Monday.

• Someone caused $700 damage to a sign and the front door of a building in the 500 block of 32 Road on Monday.


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