Blotter, Oct. 16, 2013

Vandal damages CMU tent

A Colorado Mesa University employee reported Monday that a university tent near the softball field was damaged, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The damage was estimated at more than $5,000. There are no suspects at this time.

Loose dogs charge lawmen


Two aggressive dogs were reported Monday in the 3100 block of Brownie Circle. The dogs charged at a deputy, forcing both deputies on scene to draw their pepper spray, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

An animal control officer took the dogs to the animal shelter and will attempt to contact the dogs’ owner and charge the owner on suspicion of harboring vicious animals, the Sheriff’s Department said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Scott Raffensperger, 54, transient, was ticketed Sunday on suspicion of indecent exposure for allegedly urinating on an out-building at Whitman Park.

■ Cody Lynn Deborde, 38, homeless, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a bicycle without a red reflector and a restraining order violation.

■ Someone tried to pay for gas with a counterfeit $5 bill Monday at a gas station in the 2900 block of North Avenue. The clerk realized the bill was fake, and the man left the store. An investigation is ongoing.

■ Someone stole less than $750 in items Saturday from a vehicle parked at Canyon View Park.

■ Two juvenile boys, 12 and 13, were ticketed Oct. 1 on suspicion of disorderly conduct at East Middle School, 830 Gunnison Ave.

■ Someone stole more than $5,000 in property from several vehicles parked Oct. 9 in the 700 block of First Street.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A woman reported Monday that she received a phone call from 1-818-451-7124, and a man on the other end of the line said obscene things, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

An Internet search of the number led to a website called, which was filled with complaints from people detailing a similar experience from the same phone number.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Timothy A. Maestas, 29, Montrose, was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree burglary.

■ A motorcycle was reported stolen Monday in the 3900 block of 5500 Road.

■ A deputy found cattle in the road while on patrol Tuesday in the 63000 block of Oak Grove Road, The cattle were put in a pasture.


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