Blotter, July 25, 2013

Man stabbed in Montrose

A 25-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday with injuries described by authorities as serious and possibly life-threatening after a suspected domestic violence incident, Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said.

Jeffery Parrott, 19, was booked early Wednesday at Montrose County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, domestic violence and underage consumption of alcohol after officers responded about 2:20 a.m. to a report of a stabbing in the 900 block of South Townsend Ave. Officers found the 25-year-old man with multiple stab wounds and determined the incident occurred at a home a block away on Spruce Drive, Chinn said.

Parrot is suspected of stabbing the 25-year-old man. Parrott’s girlfriend, 18, suffered superficial hand wounds when she tried to intervene, Chinn said.

Parked van set on fire


A van parked in the driveway of 2424 Courtland Ave. was intentionally set on fire Tuesday night, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Officers were called around 10:30 p.m.  Someone had also burglarized a home at the address. There were no suspects and the case remains under investigation, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.


Predator meeting in Delta


The Delta Police Department said the recent arrival of a state-labeled sexually violent predator in Delta will be the focus of a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the municipal courtroom, 360 Main St.

Children under 15 unaccompanied by an adult will not be admitted, although children shouldn’t be there at all because of the content to be discussed, Delta police said in a news release. Per Colorado law, police agencies are required to provide community notifications when sexually-violent predators move into an agency’s jurisdiction.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A woman’s purse was reportedly stolen July 16 by a man at the Orchard Mesa City Market. The suspect snatched the purse from the woman’s cart as she was putting her children into her car, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said. The case remains under investigation.

■ A counterfeit $50 note was passed Monday at Bradley Sinclair, 2903 North Ave. The note wasn’t discovered to be fake until cash was removed by a clerk for counting.

■ James Alegria, 22, was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbery, criminal mischief and misdemeanor theft after he was accused of accosting a stranger in front of a downtown hotel in the 200 block of Main Street before taking the person’s headphones. Alegria admitted the theft, saying he’d felt “disrespected” by the victim, according to an arrest affidavit.

■ Thomas Dixon, 21, was cited Monday on suspicion of trespassing at the Mav Center, 1100 North Ave.

■ Two suspects passed forged traveler’s checks at 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50 on Sunday, causing a loss of less than $2,000.

■ Luke Holmes, 22, was cited Sunday on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the 1200 block of Bunting Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were called Wednesday to the 2900 block of 2987 Piano Lane by a woman who reported her neighbor was harassing and threatening her while the neighbor was wearing a .357 caliber handgun. Deputies cleared the matter after finding no evidence of a crime.

■ Abbie Bennett, 28, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine, driving with a revoked license, driving with obstructed vision and possession of drug paraphernalia, after a traffic stop at 12th Street and Walnut Ave. 


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Items valued at less than $750 were stolen after a window was reported shattered July 14 on a vehicle parked at 548 Heath Drive.

■ Multiple items were reported stolen July 17 from two vehicles parked at 487 Cedar Glen Way.

■ A window on a pickup truck was reported smashed July 18 at 825 E. Ottley Ave.

■ A 2013 Trek Remedy Mountain Bike valued at more than $5,000 was stolen July 17 after someone cut a bike lock at 290 Clements Way.

■ Seven flower pots were reportedly destroyed Sunday at 132 E. Ottley Ave.

■ Officers were called Sunday to multiple reports of vandalism to vehicles and a sprinkler system at 315 E. Ottley Ave.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies were called Tuesday on separate, unrelated reports of vicious dogs in the 14600 block of 6355 Road and the 60400 block of Oak Grove Road.

• Deputies were called Tuesday to Crawford State Park on a rescue call involving an injured hiker.


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