Blotter, Nov. 16, 2012

Plastic gun causes scare

Nisley Elementary School, 543 28 3/4 Road, and Kinderhaus Learning Center, 2880 Elm Ave., were briefly locked down Thursday afternoon after someone reported seeing a person with a rifle walking in an area near Nisley, Grand Junction police reported.

Officers contacted the woman, who was carrying a plastic gun. It was determined that no threats were made, and the woman was never on school property.

Police seek store vandal


Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is hoping someone can help identify a man suspected of burglarizing and vandalizing the Shell convenience store, 401 30 Road, on Nov. 4.

A security camera captured the man — who approached the Shell about 2:30 a.m. riding a bike and wrapped in a blanket — breaking the glass front door before fleeing the scene. Damages are in excess of $500.

Information that leads to an arrest could earn the tipster up to $1,000 in cash. Anonymous tips can be left at 241-7867.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Someone tampered with a storage locker by gluing the keyhole on the lock with a caulk-like substance.

■  Mesa County Search and Rescue responded to the Miramonte trailhead in No Thoroughfare Canyon on Oct. 27 to assist Grand Junction Fire with the rescue of an injured mountain biker.

■  A theft was reported in the 600 block of Orion Street.

■  A burglary was reported in an outbuilding in the 3400 block of Front Street.

■  Someone stole more than $2,000 of property in the 1300 block of Coronado Street.

■  Someone stole items from an automobile in the 3200 block of Mesa Avenue.

■  A theft was reported Oct. 26 in the 2700 block of C Road.

■  Guillermo Rodriguez-Acevedo, 43, is accused of third-degree assault and domestic violence.

■  George Joseph Stangl III, 25, is accused of third-degree assault and domestic violence.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone unlawfully entered a home in the 700 block of 26 Road on Oct. 2 and removed items valued at more than $1,000.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a residence in the 1100 block of N. 16th St. on Nov. 11 and removed prescription controlled substances valued at less than $500.

■ Someone damaged property valued at between $1,000 and $5,000 in the 500 block of Grand Avenue on Wednesday.

■  Property valued between $500 and $1,000 was unlawfully removed from a vehicle in the 400 block of Main Street on Wednesday.


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