Blotter, May 14, 2017

Man accused of breaking into home with no clothes on

A Grand Junction man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly entered a stranger’s home and did so with no clothes on, according to police.

Connor Larrick, who turns 21 today, is accused of entering the yard of a home in the 1300 block of North 18th Street at about 
3 a.m. Friday, then cutting a screen to enter an enclosed porch. According to an arrest affidavit, Larrick broke a glass wind chime and ceiling fan pull chain while doing so, and got blood on a white recliner in which he sat.

The homeowner, her fiancé, her daughter and her elderly mother, who has Alzheimer’s, were on the property at the time, according to the affidavit. Three Grand Junction police officers responded to the scene, and found that Larrick’s eyes were bloodshot and his speech slurred.

Larrick initially tried to identify himself with his older brother’s passport, according to the affidavit, but eventually admitted his identity. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, criminal mischief, trespass and consumption of alcohol.

At a hearing Friday, Assistant Mesa County District Attorney Rich Tuttle said, “Obviously invading other people’s residences and acting out like this can’t be tolerated.”

Larrick received a personal-recognizance bond and will return to court May 17.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s office:

■ On May 4, utility services were reported stolen in the 3300 block of Highland Drive

■ Merrill Wade Brandon Jr., 41, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 100 block of Laura Avenue on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Deputies took a report Wednesday afternoon of someone breaking garden pots and turning over patio furniture in the 100 block of Night Hawk Drive.


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