Blotter, May 14, 2013

This man passed a counterfeit $100 bill for a $10 meal at the Taco Bell near Mesa Mall on May 1, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Forgery suspect sought

An unidentified man passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the Taco Bell near Mesa Mall on May 1 and Grand Junction police are asking for help in identifying him.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, the man tried to buy a $10 meal using a counterfeit $100 bill at 2:45 p.m. May 1. A restaurant employee recognized it as counterfeit and told the man it was fake, according to police. The man then left the restaurant.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP (241-7867), submit the information on or text CRIMES and the tip information to 241STOP.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone caused more than $1,000 in damage to a residence in the 100 block of Buena Vista Drive May 2.

■ Someone stole property valued at more than $500 from a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of North Avenue May 7.

■ Charlene Dabbs, 56, was issued a summons Wednesday evening in the 700 block of Rood Avenue on suspicion of being intoxicated in the roadway and suddenly leaving a curb as a pedestrian.

■ Dianna Meier, 47, was issued a summons Wednesday night on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $500 from Mesa Mall.

■ Sean Key, 20, was issued a summons Wednesday night in the 1300 block of Pitkin Avenue on suspicion of possessing an illegal weapon, possessing drug paraphernalia and underage alcohol consumption.

■ John Laffey, 26, was issued a summons Thursday morning in the 2600 block of North Seventh Street on suspicion of assault.

■ Dalia Garcia, 40, was issued a summons Friday night on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $500 from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ Seth Edward Tiefenback, 32, 2915 Orchard Ave. No. G31, was arrested Friday night in the 700 block of North First Street on suspicion of criminal tampering and violating a protection order.

■ Robert Ernest Otero, 25, 484 Casey Way, was arrested Friday night on suspicion reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest.

■ Kevin May, 25, was arrested early Saturday morning in the 2700 block of Cheyenne Drive on suspicion of assaulting a female victim, causing minor injury, and causing more than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle.

■ Derek Piaz, 24, was issued a summons early Sunday morning at Los Jilbertos, 2812 North Ave., on suspicion of third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

■ Matthew Borkowski, 23, was issued a summons Sunday morning in the 500 block of Main Street on suspicion of urinating in public.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Christopher Robin Timmerman, 27, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of illegally possessing prescription drugs. According to deputies, the pills were found in his boxer shorts during a strip search at the Mesa County Jail after he’d been arrested for an outstanding warrant.

■ Brett Adam Reed, 29, was arrested Saturday night in the 3000 block of Grand Valley Drive on suspicion of criminal impersonation; according to deputies trying to contact him for an outstanding warrant, he hid in a closet and then gave them a false name when they found him.

■ Miguel Angel Vasquez, 39, 131 N. Bower Ave., was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and speeding.


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