Blotter, May 24, 2013

Thieves snatch copper wire

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in stealing 150 feet of copper wiring valued at $13,500 from Bos Solutions, 742 Scarlet St.

Police are seeking the occupants of a white, 1980s Datsun or Toyota single-cab truck with a dark stripe along the side, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Suspects in that vehicle cut a chain-link fence to steal the wiring.

Sometime on March 31 between 12:30 a.m. and 3:50 a.m., suspects stole five spools of power cable, each with a large silver plug used to power industrial equipment.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information leading to an arrest can result in a $1,000 cash reward. Tips can be left anonymously. For more information about this incident or other Crime Stoppers incidents, visit


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Officers responded to Fruita Middle School on May 10 on a report of a theft of an iPad valued at $700. A 12-year-old student was cited for stealing the item and was released to her parents.

■ Officers responded to a home in the 500 block of Virgo Way on May 14 on a vandalism report. Officers determined Joshua Reed, 21, threw multiple items into the window of a vehicle causing minor injuries to a person inside. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, criminal mischief and vandalism.

■ Christopher Gifford, 18, and Larry Dixon, 22, were arrested May 15 on suspicion of taking a motorcycle from a trailer and driving it away. The motorcycle, valued at more than $1,000, was later recovered.

■ Chelsey Smelser, 27, received a citation on suspicion of failure to control an animal on May 15 when her dog left its home and bit a neighbor on the leg.

■ Officers took a report from a juvenile in the 500 block of St. Croix Lane on May 15 that another child’s mother had stopped and threatened her before following her home. Officers are investigating the incident.

■ Officers responding to a hit-and-run crash on May 17 in the area of 18 Road and Ottley Avenue arrested Edward Colbert, 42, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges.

■ Officers responding to a motor vehicle crash arrested Wolfgang Taylor, 58, on May 17 in the 100 block of Park Square on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked license.

■ Someone broke out the rear window of a vehicle parked in the area of South Mulberry Street and East Aspen Avenue on May 17 and caused about $500 in damages.

■ Someone stole $54.83 in gas on May 19 after fueling up and failing to pay at the Fruita Co-op, 1650 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ Robert Boos, 61, received a citation May 20 in the 1100 block of Black Ridge Drive on suspicion of causing unnecessary noise.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Bruce Seagrave, 39, was arrested May 16 in the 700 block of U.S. Highway 50 on a warrant issued on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and being in possession of a schedule 3 controlled substance.

■ A 14-year-old boy received a summons Monday on suspicion of being in possession of marijuana in the 1400 block of North Fifth Street.

■ Items valued at less than $500 were stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Mesa Avenue on Monday.

■ David Barnes, 48, was contacted in the 2700 block of Pinon Court on Tuesday and officers determined he had a warrant out of Adams County with a bond of $250,000. Barnes was arrested on additional charges of suspicion of being a special offender, possession of weapons by a previous offender, unlawful possession of less than two grams of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation, criminal possession of a financial device, criminal possession of an identification document, second-degree burglary, theft of items valued at less than $1,000 and possession of burglary tools.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A deputy responded to a report of a bear in the area of 13600 block of 6700 Road on Wednesday. The bear was gone by the time the deputy arrived.

■ A deputy responded to an accident Wednesday on Landfill Road.


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