Blotter, Oct. 1, 2013

Theft, forgery suspected

Melody Ann Owens, 45, 878 Iowa Ave., was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of theft, forgery and attempting to influence a public servant.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, between April 1 and April 30, Owens forged information on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families documents, including hours on Work Activity Tracking Sheets.

The total amount of public assistance benefits fraudulently obtained is $3,711.75, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Christian Viana, 29, 1345 Ute Ave., was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 1300 block of Ute Avenue on suspicion of pushing a victim and damaging personal property valued at less than $100.

■ Tracy Lynn Brown, 42, 650 S. Seventh St., was arrested early Friday morning near 29 Road and North Avenue on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Troy Keahey, 30, address unavailable, was arrested early Friday morning in the 2900 block of Brookwood Avenue on suspicion of harassment, criminal mischief and obstructing telephone service.

■ Kenneth Sample, 43, address unavailable, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 300 block of South Ninth Street on suspicion of possessing burglary tools, criminal tampering, criminal mischief and theft.

■ Michael Crawford, 42, and Jesse Gregory, 32, were issued summonses Friday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ Jason Doering, 38, was issued a summons Friday afternoon in the 1300 block of North 25th Street on suspicion of assault.

■ Jennifer Ann Hargis, 27, 2931 North Ave., No. 35, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of trying to steal items valued at $522.32 from Sam’s Club, then giving a police officer a wrong name multiple times to avoid arrest on an outstanding warrant.

■ Esther Chang, 20, 395 1/2 Skyler St., was arrested early Sunday morning in the 900 block of North 12th Street on suspicion of consuming alcohol and harassing someone.

■ Mark Todd Collin, 44, 1755 Clymer Way, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 2600 block of U.S. Highway 50 for an outstanding warrant. During the booking process, he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine.

■ Meleta Dawn Baker, 38, 558 Sunrise Drive, was arrested Sunday evening in the 2800 block of North Avenue on suspicion of theft and possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A Clifton woman reported that on 
July 1 and July 7 a man claiming to be with Xcel Energy came to her apartment to collect on an overdue bill. The man was not with Xcel Energy and stole a total of $300.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Sugar was put in the gas tank of a vehicle parked Sept. 17 in the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ A known man stole two flowers from City Market on Sept. 17.

■ Property valued at $1,000 was stolen Sept. 18 from the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ A shed was spray-painted Sept. 19 in the 200 block of Honeysuckle Circle. Damage is estimated at $90.

■ An arrow was shot through the wall of a business Sept. 19 in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue, causing about $100 in damage.

■ A bike valued at $100 was stolen from the sidewalk in front of 130 S. Mesa St.

■ The window of a car parked in the 600 block of East Pabor Avenue was damaged Sept. 22, and the loss is estimated at $200.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Theodore Lopez, 24, address unavailable, was arrested Friday afternoon at U.S. Highway 550 and Racine Road on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, violating a protection order and tampering with evidence.


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