Blotter, Oct. 10, 2012

Burglary, theft alleged

Jesus Ruiz-Meraz, 26, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglary and theft.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, callers in the 600 block of 26 Road and the 600 block of Meander Way reported seeing a suspicious man Sunday afternoon. Responding officers checked the area on foot and saw Ruiz-Meraz perched on the exterior seal of a home’s third-floor window in the 2500 block of Music Lane, according to an arrest affidavit.

Ruiz-Meraz was holding an eight-inch butcher knife and threatened to cut himself and to jump, according to police. While an officer tried finding a way into the house, Ruiz-Meraz cut his wrist, dropped the knife and dove from his perch, landing prone on a boat three stories below, according to the arrest affidavit.

The homeowner later reported the knife was his, and police determined Ruiz-Meraz could have reached the third-story perch only by going through the house. After being treated for a head laceration, he was arrested on suspicion of burglary, trespassing and theft.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Joshua Lemasters, 34, was issued a summons Friday night in the 2900 block of Parkway Drive on suspicion of illegal possession of a weapon.

■ Dana Johnson, 41, Andrew Bilyeu, 55, and Jacqueline Gregg, 50, were issued summonses Saturday morning on suspicion of drinking alcoholic beverages where prohibited in the 400 block of Pitkin Avenue.

■ Mackenzie Schmaltz, 21, was issued a summons early Sunday morning near Sixth and Main streets on suspicion of urinating in public.

■ Richard Sanchez, 69, was issued a summons Sunday morning in the 900 block of North Seventh Street on suspicion of urinating in public.

■ Steven Haar, 21, was issued a summons Sunday afternoon in the 1200 block of Gunnison Avenue on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

■ Jacob Rollins, 26, and Kevin Weathers, 25, were issued summonses early Monday morning in the 300 block of West Orchard Avenue on suspicion of trespassing.

■ Jamie Luther, 22, was issued a summons Monday evening in the 100 block of Main Street on suspicion of trespassing.

■ Someone caused a loss of less than $500 by entering and damaging a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of North Avenue Monday afternoon and taking items from inside.

■ A vehicle valued at more than $1,000 and parked in an open garage in the 2200 block of Avenal Court Monday afternoon was stolen and later recovered in Clear Creek County.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies responded to an assault report Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of 32 Road.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Julia Alvarado, 44, was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of possessing an illegal weapon and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

■ A deputy responded to a traffic hazard at mile marker 125 of U.S. Highway 550.

■ Lucas Iniquez, 23, was arrested on an outstanding warrant Monday morning, and issued a summons on suspicion of marijuana possession.


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