Blotter, Nov. 6, 2013
Counterfeit bills alert
In late October, a man shopping at The Corner Store, 1015 North Ave., tried to pay for several items using fake $10 and $20 bills, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
An employee at the store recognized them as fake and told the man, who promptly paid for the items with real money and left the store.
Though the department has no additional information about that man, it reports that it has received 15 reports of counterfeit bills being used between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, saying they seem to come out in waves.
The department is warning all business owners to make sure the money they are given feels like a real bill, and has the proper watermarks and security strips on them.
The department said that there also are special pens they can obtain that helps to determine if a bill is real.
The department said the denominations of the fake bills have been wide-ranging, and warn people not to assume that only the larger bills are fake.
Man reports stolen guns
An unnamed man coming through the Grand Valley reported to the Grand Junction Police Department that someone stole two firearms out of the bed of his pickup truck on Friday.
He told police he had been to various locations around town, and could not say when the firearms, which he valued at about $1,000, were taken.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Someone took items valued at more than $2,000 Wednesday from a vehicle in the 900 block of Pinyon Avenue, and also took the vehicle, which was valued at about $7,000.
■ Someone took a credit card from its owner Wednesday and made multiple purchases valued at less than $750.
■ A 13-year-old girl was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 800 block of Gunnison Avenue.
■ Lucas Linter, 19, was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.
■ Someone entered a vehicle in the 200 block of Gettysburg Street on Thursday and took items valued at less than $300.
■ Two 17-year-old males were issued summonses Friday on suspicion of consumption of marijuana by a person under age 21 in the 300 block of North Seventh Street.
■ Someone entered a fenced lot Friday belonging to Valleywide Fence in the 2100 block of East Main Street and stole a Ford flatbed truck with Valleywide signs on both sides, causing a loss of more than $5,000.
■ A 13-year-old boy was issued a summons Friday in the 1100 block of Colorado Avenue on suspicion of possession of marijuana by someone under the age of 21.
■ Someone broke into a vehicle Thursday in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road and removed property valued at less than $700.
■ Someone entered a vehicle in the 800 block of North Avenue on Saturday and removed items valued at less than $300. The same man also is suspected of shoplifting items valued at less than $50 from a nearby store.
■ Someone stole a vehicle Sunday valued at less than $20,000 in the 2800 block of North Avenue.
■ Someone entered a home in the 2900 block of Kia Drive on Monday and stole property valued at about $1,000.
■ A man was mugged Sunday in the 1800 block of North Avenue when two men assaulted him and took his wallet, causing a loss of less than $500.
■ Jason David Taylor, 42, of Grand Junction was jailed Monday on suspicion of harassment, obstruction of a telephone service and second-degree assault with intent to cause bodily harm.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Chase Dennis Lovett, 22, of Grand Junction was issued a summons Oct. 19 on suspicion of keeping a disorderly house in relation to loud noise during a party in the 3100 block of West Merganser Lane.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Chad E. Eggink, 38, of Olathe was jailed Monday on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Someone burglarized a home in the 000 block of South Third Street on Monday, removing an undisclosed amount of property.