Blotter, Nov. 28, 2013

Gunshot suspect sought

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating an incident in which a shot was fired in the 1000 block of Teller Avenue on Tuesday night.

Investigators believe three men went to an apartment and argued with people there. The suspects fled to a car in the parking lot and one of them fired a shot. The shot did not hit anyone, and no one was injured.

Police and Mesa County sheriff’s deputes found the vehicle but none of the suspects. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 242-6707. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867.

Triple homicide suspect


Law enforcement across Colorado was told in a radio bulletin on Wednesday afternoon to be looking for a suspect in a triple homicide in Pueblo County.

Harry Carl Mapps, 59, should be considered armed and dangerous and may be driving a blue Chrysler Town & Country minivan with Texas license plates, officers were told in the bulletin. He was described as 6 feet tall, 135 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

There was no information suggesting Mapps may be in Mesa County.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A woman in the 800 block of North Eighth Street found a man inside her storage shed on Monday. The woman yelled at him to come out, and when he ran out he hit her on the head.  The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

■ Officers responded to a report of an assault in the 900 block of North Second Street on Sunday. A woman she had been hit in the face after confronting a man who she believed had taken her dog. The man said the woman was the aggressor and spit in his face, and that he pushed her back to avoid being spat on again. Neither person was charged.

■ Officers investigated a report of harassment and inappropriate sexual contact in the 1400 block of Fifth Street on Nov. 15.

■ Property valued at less than $1,000 was stolen and damage valued at less than $1,000 was reported at a business in the 2400 block of Riverside Parkway on Nov. 19.

■ Someone broke into several trailers in the 2300 block of Leland Avenue on Nov. 18.

■ A 15-year-old boy received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ A vehicle was vandalized and items were stolen in the 1500 block of Main Street on Nov. 22.

■ A vehicle valued at more than $20,000 was stolen from the 2600 block of Bahamas Way on Saturday.

■ Bradley Sutton, 67, received a summons Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting after being contacted in the 200 block of Rood Avenue.

■ Someone damaged an interior door valued at less than $2,000 in the 800 block of Belford Avenue on Friday.

■ Items valued at more than $200 were taken from a vehicle located in the 2600 block of West Yucatan Court on Friday.

■ Items valued at more than $300 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of South First Street on Nov. 19.

■ Items valued at less than $200 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Hill Avenue.

■ Stephen Baldwin, 20, received a summons on suspicion of marijuana possession by a person under 21 after being contacted at a home in the 100 block of Orchard Avenue.

■ Mercedes Bell, 19, received a summons on suspicion of consuming alcohol, disturbing the peace, kicking a police officer and spitting in the face of an health care worker.


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