Blotter, May 2, 2013

Delta residents alerted

Recent reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles has the Delta Police Department reminding residents to roll up windows, lock vehicles and, if possible, remove high-dollar items from unattended vehicles. Thefts from unlocked cars are rarely solved and stolen items are rarely recovered, the Police Department said in a news release.

Delta-area residents also are reminded to lock home windows and doors and secure them with a dowel or rod to prevent doors and windows from sliding.

When residents suspect their vehicles or homes have been illegally entered, they should call the Delta Dispatch Center immediately at 970-874-2015 and avoid touching the scene, police said.

Naked man reported


Paul Lavadie, 43, 1228 Ute Ave., was ticketed Monday afternoon on suspicion of indecent exposure after he was seen walking down the sidewalk in the 1200 block of Ute Avenue while not wearing pants or underwear. A passerby called authorities, concerned Lavadie was near a school, according to the ticket from the Grand Junction Police Department.

When officers contacted Lavadie at his residence, he answered the door in a T-shirt and G-string, appearing naked from the waist down. He was told “his attire was not covering enough of his intimate parts,” the ticket read.

Marijuana ticket issued


An 11-year-old boy at Mount Garfield Middle School was ticketed April 23 on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana at the school, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

The boy had been contacted two previous times about bringing drugs to school, including an incident when he was accused of trying to give other students imitation cocaine that he said was real, an incident report said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone stole copper backflow preventers valued at more than $1,000 from the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, 360 Grand Ave., on April 24.

■ Randy Lee Harvey, 47, transient, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct after a man was stabbed in Whitman Park.

■ Someone set fire to a trash Dumpster Sunday in the 500 block of Court Road. Minor damage was reported.

■ Someone caused more than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle Saturday parked in the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A Grand Mesa Middle School student reported Tuesday that his iPhone, valued at $720 with an $80 case, was stolen. A tracking device on the phone led a deputy to another student’s house where the phone was recovered, and the boy was arrested on suspicion of theft.

■ A man reported Tuesday that a red brick had been thrown through a window of his truck Tuesday in the 2800 block of B Road. Estimated damage is $1,000.

■ A teenager reported Tuesday that someone stole nearly $200 worth of school materials, her license, social security card and school ID cards from her car parked in the 2700 block of Oxford Avenue.


According to Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Charles L. Seevers, 29, Naturita, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal attempt, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and protection order violation.

■ Shelley J. Gonzales, 40, Nucla, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to signal, open container of alcohol in vehicle and registration violation.


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