Blotter: May 28, 2009
Men shot with BB gun
• No one was seriously injured after a father and son shot each other with a BB gun Tuesday night, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
The father, 46, was shot in the back of the leg, and the son, 24, was shot in the back.
Both father and son told deputies dispatched to Community Hospital that the shootings were mutual, and they “were just playing around to see if it still hurt,” according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Neither man wanted to press charges.
Cops looking for thieves
• Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect or suspects who broke into at least 12 vehicles this month in the Brookwood subdivision, 30 and F 3/4 roads.
Wallets, cell phones, car stereos, satellite radios, speakers and other personal items were stolen during the auto thefts, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Seven of the thefts happened between May 12 and May 13. Five thefts happened during the early morning hours of May 25.
Anyone with information about these crimes can call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867 or 1-800-221-7867. Calls are anonymous.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• Cailin Desiree Dunkin, 31, 456 32 Road, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of vehicular eluding, vehicular assault, DUI, driving without a valid license and reckless driving after Dunkin allegedly fled from police in the area of Seventh Street and Pitkin Avenue. Dunkin crashed at 11th Street and Pitkin, seriously injuring a passenger in the vehicle, according to Dunkin’s arrest affidavit.
• Dustin Shane Leatherman, 25, 557 29 1/4 Road, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal impersonation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana, parole violation and violation of a protection order.
• Someone assaulted a person in the 1600 block of S. U.S. Highway 50, causing minor injury. The suspect then stole less than $1,000 from the victim.
• Someone stole more than $1,000 in items Tuesday from a vehicle parked in the 3000 block of Autumn Glenn.
• Someone stole more than $1,000 in electronics Tuesday from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Rattlesnake Court.
• Someone stole more than $1,000 in items Tuesday from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of West Valley Circle.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• A person believed missing in the Colorado River was found at his home Tuesday after several hours of searching for the person. An overturned raft and a trash bag containing the person’s belongings was found near the raft at the Grand Avenue bridge, prompting Mesa County Search & Rescue to be dispatched to the scene.
• Some $460 worth of items was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2900 block of D 1/4 Road on Tuesday.