Blotter, May 2, 2014

Crime spree on credit card

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking information about suspects who used a lost credit card to make several unlawful transactions.

The men charged more than $8,000 between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.

They were last seen in a newer model silver Dodge car, possibly an Avenger, with a license plate that began with the numbers 549.

Photos of the suspects can be viewed at

Anyone with information about the identity or location of the suspects can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867 and earn up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Nucla resident missing


The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office received a report at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday that Nucla resident Gerry Dwight “Hoop” Reed of 580 W. Fifth Ave. has been missing since early March.

Reed is described as a 57-year-old white man; approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall; 160 pounds; with brown eyes, brown hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a green western-style shirt, blue jeans, lace-up boots, possibly a dark-colored baseball cap and glasses.

Anyone that may have information about Reed’s location should contact the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office at 970-252-4023 or call Investigator David Harrison at 970-252-4003. 


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Jennifer Hines, 27, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of possession of Schedule I and Schedule IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and shoplifting at 2901 Patterson Road.

■  John Mauterer, 54, was issued a summons April 24 on suspicion of public consumption of marijuana at Whitman Park, 424 Pitkin Ave.

■  Maisie Thurston, 19, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of Struthers Avenue.

■  Someone stole more than $750 worth of items from a vehicle April 25 in the 2800 block of Pitch Blend Court.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■  A woman was assaulted Saturday in the area of Mesa Avenue and Jay Lee Street by four unknown people, causing her pain and bruising. The victim said she believes at least one of the attackers wore a black hooded sweatshirt and one said, “I think we got the wrong person” as they left the scene, according to an activity report.

■  Windows were broken at three units Tuesday in a business complex at 3002 Interstate 70-Business Loop, causing approximately $4,000 in damage.

Large rocks were found in each damaged suite.


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