Blotter, Nov. 27, 2013

Citizens can learn policing

The Montrose Police Department is accepting applications through Dec. 30 for its Citizens Police Academy.

The 10-week program will begin Jan. 6 2014. Each class will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays at Montrose City Council Chambers, 107 S. Cascade.

This will be the 17th year of the program, which teaches citizens about the history of the police department, traffic laws, defensive driving, community-oriented policing, school resources, firearms at the San Juan range, officer survival procedures, the officer hiring process and more.

Call Cmdr. Gene Lillard at 252-5257 for more information.

Sheriff’s holiday hours


The lobby of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, which includes Records and Civil divisions, will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Deputies on patrol and in the detention facility will continue work Thursday and Friday and inmate visitation will resume Friday. All departments will resume normal business hours at 9 a.m. Monday.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Ashley Long, 24, and James Smith, 43, were arrested on warrants Thursday at 1015 North Ave. Long also was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and Smith was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

■ An unknown person may have been holding a firearm during a suspicious incident reported Sunday in the 1900 block of North First Street.

■ Someone assaulted a man Monday in an alley behind 459 S. Sixth St.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a residence Nov. 1 in the 2000 block of Orchard Avenue and stole less than $2,000 worth of property.

■ Someone stole less than $1,000 worth of items Saturday from a vehicle in the 3000 block of North 15th Street.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A magnetic license plate was reported missing Monday somewhere on U.S. Highway 50.


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