Blotter, Nov. 21, 2013
Toddler struck by vehicle
A 1-year-old boy was seriously injured Wednesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle in his family’s driveway.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, the boy exited his Orchard Mesa home without his family knowing. At 8:36 a.m., his father backed a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban out of the home’s driveway and hit the child.
The boy was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment. His father was cited on suspicion of careless driving causing injury, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Teen accused of forgery
Rosemary Hazel Hilger, 19, was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of forgery and driving with no proof of insurance.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy initiated a traffic stop after observing Hilger make several turns without using a turn signal, and not wearing a seat belt. Upon approaching the car, the deputy noticed the car’s registration tags looked funny and Hilger said she made the tags on her computer, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
After being arrested, Hilger told the deputy that she couldn’t afford the car’s registration or insurance, so she scanned a registration sticker that she found on her father’s counter, according to the Sheriff’s Office. After printing the sticker on normal paper, she told deputies, she wrapped it in Scotch tape and secured it to the license plate.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Marcus Howerter, 22, and Jordan Salcido, 19, were arrested Saturday morning in the 1100 block of Pitkin Avenue on suspicion of harassment/domestic violence.
■ Someone stole items valued at more than $2,000 from two vehicles parked in the 2400 block of Riverside Parkway Saturday morning.
■ Known males caused damage estimated at less than $500 at a residence in the 2800 block of North Avenue Saturday night after starting a fight upon being asked to leave the residence.
■ Items valued at less than $2,000 were stolen from several vehicles parked at 17th Street and Texas Avenue Sunday morning.
■ Sterling Begay, 25, was issued a summons Sunday evening at City Market, 200 Rood Ave., on suspicion of shoplifting.
■ Derek Cuppett, 20, was issued a summons Sunday night on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.
■ Mark Dores, 19, was arrested Monday morning at First Street and Mesa Avenue on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and violating a protection order.
■ Tomas Bailey, 20, Seth Klinder, 19, and a 17-year-old girl were issued summonses Monday morning at Patterson Road and Beechwood Street on suspicion of marijuana possession.
■ Someone entered a residence in the 1300 block of Glenwood Avenue Sunday evening and stole items valued at less than $750.
■ Items valued at less than $2,000 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Teller Avenue Monday night.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ Russell Ellis, 60, was issued a summons Nov. 11 in the 100 block of Wimberly Drive on suspicion of placing live marijuana plants in his driveway in public view.
■ A bike valued at less than $500 was stolen from Fruita Middle School Friday.
■ Justin D. Carmichael, 22, was arrested in the 1100 block of E. U.S. Highway 6 and 50 on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and failure to present evidence of insurance.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Omar Izaguirre-Perea, 18, was issued a summons Tuesday morning in the 600 block of S. Selig Avenue on suspicion of marijuana possession.
■ John Valenzuela-Briseno, 20, was arrested Tuesday night in the 200 block of N. First Street on suspicion of driving with a revoked license.