Blotter: May 31, 2009

Car burglaries rampant

• Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is looking for information about a series of thefts from vehicles earlier this month in a northeast Grand Junction neighborhood.
Grand Junction police say someone has entered vehicles at least 12 times in the Brookwood subdivision at 30 and
F 3/4 roads and stolen wallets, purses, cell phones, car stereos, satellite radios, speakers and other items. Seven of the thefts took place the night of May 12 and the morning of May 13. The other five took place early on the morning of May 25.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 970-241-STOP or (800) 221-STOP.
People can also text TIP729 to 274637 or send information via the Web at

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Two people entered a home in the 1200 block of Main Street on Friday and caused more than $1,000 in damage to property inside.

•  A thief entered a vehicle in the 2500 block of Moonridge Drive on Friday and stole items valued at more than $1,000.

•  Unlocked vehicles and glove compartments were entered and opened in the 2500 block of Shetland Court on Friday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A man reported Friday that his vehicle was stolen from the side of Interstate 70 near the Palisade exit. He said he left it on the side of the road about 9 p.m. Thursday after it had some mechanical problems, and that when he went back to retrieve it, it was gone.

• A woman living in the 2100 block of Monument Village Court reported Friday that three lawn gnomes were stolen from her front yard. The gnomes were valued at $180.

• A man reported Friday that he was driving in the area of Broadway and 22 1/2 Road when he heard a loud pop and his front passenger side window shattered.
The man was not sure what caused the window to break. Damage was estimated at $200.


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