Blotter, Oct. 23, 2012

Body found in wooded area

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found in the area of B 1/2 and 29 3/4 roads about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Dispatchers received a call from a passer-by, who found the man in a wooded area.

The deceased man was 25 to 35 years old, Hispanic and about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall.  He weighed about 180 pounds and had brown hair and brown eyes.

There is no missing persons report matching that description. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 242-6707.

Free stranger danger class


The disappearance and death of Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster has parents across the nation on high alert, including the Grand Valley. To help parents teach their children the appropriate safety tips, Crime Stoppers of Mesa County and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department are offering a free class for parents.

Community Outreach Deputy Chad Williams of the Sheriff’s Department will teach “Stranger Danger: A Parents’ Guide to Teaching Their Children.”

The class will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Two Rivers Convention Center. No reservations are needed. Call 255-3983 for information.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital on Thursday after accidentally shooting himself in the hand while at Orchard Mesa Gun Club, 150 Browning Road.

■ About $20 in merchandise was stolen Thursday from a store in the 500 block of 32 Road.

■ A bicycle valued at about $400 was stolen Wednesday from a building in the 3200 block of Interstate 70 Business Loop.

■ A vehicle in the area of Brushy Ridge on the Uncompahgre Plateau was shot Sunday, causing about $2,000 in damage.

■ Jason Dean Adamson, 29, of Grand Junction was jailed Saturday on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Katina Deborah Adamson, 26, of Grand Junction was jailed Saturday on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance, third-degree trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Randall Lee Chapin, 56, of Grand Junction was jailed Friday on suspicion of theft, possession of burglary tools, complicity and first-degree motor vehicle theft.

■ William Mark Donaldson Sr., 41, of Grand Junction was jailed Monday on suspicion of third-degree assault.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ An unknown male used force with a weapon Friday to take a motor vehicle valued at more than $1,000 from a driver. Before abandoning the vehicle, the male caused about $500 in damage to it and took property from it valued at less than $500.

■ A burglar stole property valued at less than $1,000 from a business Friday in the 800 block of South Seventh Street. About $500 in damage was done to the business.

■ A vehicle valued at more than $20,000 was stolen Friday from an area near Sixth and Main streets.

■ Ernie Sisneros, 31, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of taking property valued at less than $100 from a business in the 2880 block of North Avenue.

■ Tammy Castellano, 38, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting a grocery cart full of merchandise valued at less than $500 by pushing the cart out of Walmart at 2881 North Ave., after making no attempt to pay for it.


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