Blotter, Nov. 20, 2012

Fire at Cafe Rio injures 1

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire Monday morning at Cafe Rio, 2412 Patterson Road.

Firefighters arrived at the restaurant at 8:46 a.m. and had the fire contained within four minutes, according to a press release from the department. A small amount of flame and light smoke were put out by the kitchen hood extinguishment system, which an employee activated, according to the Fire Department. Damage was minor and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

One restaurant employee received some burns and was taken to a hospital. A few workers were there at the time of the fire, according to the release.

Meth possession suspected


Alicia Dawn Mobley, 20, was arrested Sunday evening at 424 32 Road, No. 400, in Clifton on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, using a controlled substance, obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, and violating bail bond conditions, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy who responded to a report of assault tried to question Mobley and she repeatedly yelled at him, according to an arrest affidavit. After the deputy placed her under arrest, Mobley threw a bag over a fence, according to the affidavit. The deputy retrieved the bag and found a stuffed dog that contained a hypodermic needle with a small amount of liquid that tested presumptive positive for meth, according to the affidavit, plus two more needles and a small baggie that contained a white residue.

Mobley was taken to St. Mary’s for an evaluation, then booked into the Mesa County Jail.

Woman accused of assault


Samantha Marie Shepard, 28, was arrested Saturday at 2045 Bunting Ave., No. 3, on suspicion of third-degree assault, criminal mischief and obstruction of peace officers, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Shepard threw exercise weights at a person’s car, causing more than $1,000 damage to the car, an arrest affidavit alleged.

A Grand Junction police officer told Shepard to stop walking when he found her in the area of 18th Street and Bunting Avenue, according to the affidavit, but she jumped over a fence and ran away. Shepard refused to stop again when the officer found her a second time but eventually stopped after the officer followed her on foot for a short distance, according to the affidavit.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A juvenile female is being investigated on suspicion of possession of sexually explicit videos of a juvenile in the north part of the city.

■ A vehicle valued at more than $1,000 was taken Saturday from the 2300 block of Rattlesnake Court and abandoned after the driver caused a traffic accident.

■ Someone caused less than $500 damage Sunday while unlawfully entering a business in the 300 block of Ute Avenue.

■ Someone stole property valued at less than $500 from a vehicle parked in the 2400 block of Patterson Road on Sunday.

■ Someone stole property valued at less than $500 from a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of North 12th Street on Thursday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Someone stole items from a vehicle parked Nov. 12 in the 500 block of Aaron Court.


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