Blotter, May 9, 2014

Burn set today in McInnis

Residents of the Grand Valley may see smoke tomorrow west of Grand Junction during a prescribed burn on Black Ridge in the Bureau of Land Management McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.

The fire will target 77 acres of dead and down slash created by earlier thinning projects, the BLM said in a release.

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit will only start the fire if weather conditions allow.

Trash scavenger arrested


Jon Charles Stetzel, 25, Grand Junction, was arrested and released on a summons Wednesday on suspicion of trespassing after he reportedly was found in a trash bin within the fenced property of Habitat for Humanity, 2936 North Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Stetzel told authorities he knew he shouldn’t be on the property, but he saw items that shouldn’t have been thrown out.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Donald Manis, 45, was released on a summons Tuesday on suspicion of trespassing after Manis reportedly went to Ace Towing, 360 27 1/2 Road, to get work boots from an impounded vehicle, but employees told authorities Manis didn’t have paperwork to show proof of ownership. Manis reportedly became upset and went into the parking lot to get his boots anyway.

■ Someone took a wallet April 26 from Quincy Bar & Grill, 609 Main St., then made a purchase of more than $50 with the stolen credit card.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Wendy Sue Butler, 42, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, displaying fictitious plates and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ An investigation continues into the unattended death of Montrose woman, 84, in the 500 block of North Nevada Avenue. The death was reported Wednesday.

■ Criminal mischief was reported Wednesday in the 1800 block of East Main Street. An investigation continues.


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