Blotter, Oct. 19, 2013

Forest Service’s explosives

Explosives discovered Monday by a hiker close to the Jess Weaver Trail, which is near No Name, were apparently left behind by the U.S. Forest Service, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

Investigation showed the explosives, weighing less than two pounds, had been abandoned by a Forest Service crew that was clearing rocks and trees in late August, the agency said. No criminal charges are expected.

A group of deputies, accompanied by the Grand Junction Bomb Squad, went to the area Wednesday morning and removed the items.

Man wields baseball bat


A Grand Junction man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly yelled at his female roommate and struck a wall inside their house with a baseball bat.

Christopher Jackowski, 34, 2144 Elm Ave., was jailed on suspicion of criminal mischief and harassment, both misdemeanor charges.

Jackowski’s roommate told police Jackowski accused her of taking his wallet and yelled at her for not having anything to drink with a pizza she made for dinner. She said she locked herself in her bedroom and Jackowski hit the wall between their bedrooms with a bat, according to an arrest affidavit.

Jackowski told police he was upset because there was no juice or soda, which he needs because his medical condition affects his blood-sugar levels. When asked why he struck the wall with a bat, he said he has punched walls so many times he has broken his knuckles, the affidavit said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Raul Camarillo, 44, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of driving under license denial and speeding after he was contacted in the area of North Avenue and North Fourth Street on Tuesday.

■ Paul Thomas, 42, address unknown, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise valued at more than $500 from Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 461 Main St.

■ Kelly Waltz, 49, address unknown, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise valued at less than $50 from Goodwill, 630 24 1/2 Road.

■ Farshid Bagheri, 22, address unknown, was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise valued at less than $50 from City Market, 200 Rood Ave.

■ Police received a report Sunday from a man who said he was struck in the face by another man during a party in the 2400 block of Fountain Greens Place. The victim said the man also threatened him with a knife. An investigation is ongoing.

■ Police received a report Monday from an employee of Target who said a man bought electronics and gift cards using traveler’s checks that the store later learned were fraudulent. The loss was estimated at less than $2,000.

■ A thief stole items valued at less than $750 from a vehicle in the 1200 block of North 12th Street on Wednesday.

■ A thief stole items valued at less than $300 from a home in the 300 block of Fairview Avenue on Sunday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A woman living in the 400 block of Topaz Drive reported Thursday that her roommate spray-painted an obscenity on her driveway. A deputy responded, found the obscenity and contacted the roommate, who denied any involvement. The deputy concluded there was insufficient proof to arrest anyone and closed the case.


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