Blotter, Nov. 2, 2013

Explosives set off in GJ

The Salvation Army building near Fourth Street and Kennedy Avenue received minor damage Thursday night when two explosive devices detonated near two downspouts, separating the spouts from the building, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Initial reports came in at 8 p.m. of a loud boom at Sherwood Park. Officers couldn’t locate the sound until a second explosion in the area at 8:30 p.m., when an officer saw a flash and smoke at the Salvation Army building, the Police Department said.

The Grand Junction Bomb Squad collected evidence, but the Police Department hasn’t released information on what types of explosive devices were used.

No one was injured.

No other explosive devices were found during a search of the area Thursday night.

Anyone with information on this case should call 242-6707. There is no suspect information at this time.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Simon Porland, 41, was ticketed Tuesday on suspicion of trespassing in the 1100 block of North First Street.

■ Two men reportedly assaulted another man Wednesday in the 1300 block of Glenwood Avenue, causing serious bodily injury.

■ Someone stole more than $300 in property Wednesday from a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Elm Avenue.

■ Someone stole more than $750 in property Wednesday from a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of North 19th Street.

■ A man discharged a gun Oct. 24 during an argument with his spouse in the northwest quadrant of the city. The incident is being investigated.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Ryan Patrick Duckworth, 31, Grand Junction, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of tampering with a witness, retaliation against a victim, third-degree assault and other charges.

■ Garrett Singley, 20, was ticketed Friday on suspicion of underage possession/consumption of alcohol and fined $50 for an unnecessarily loud house in the 500 block of Starlight Drive.

■ A woman reported Thursday that she was driving her vehicle on Front Street and G Road when someone in a truck threw a rock at her windshield, causing $500 in damage.

■ A woman reported Thursday her $150 cellphone was stolen in the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue.

■ A juvenile boy reportedly caused $100 in damage to a window at a home Thursday located in the 3000 block of D 1/2 Road.

■ A woman reported Thursday that her 21-year-old son stole her vehicle valued at $7,000 from the 3000 block of Camelot Place.


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