Blotter, Oct. 24, 2013

Rifle arson suspect sought

Rifle police are seeking information about a suspect accused of setting fire to the front of a Rifle liquor store early Monday morning.

According to Crime Stoppers of Garfield County, officers responded to the blaze just before 3 a.m. at Rocky Mountain Liquors, 1735 Railroad Ave.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Rifle Police Department detective Justin Macklin at 665-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 945-0101. Tips are anonymous. Anyone offering information that leads to an arrest can earn up to $1,000.

Cellphone users targeted


The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about a fraud scheme against Colorado cellphone users.

It involves a robo-call, or an automated voice, that claims to be your cellphone carrier and indicates your cellphone account has been compromised. The caller asks victims to verify credit card information, security code, billing phone number and four-digit PIN.

A phone number that appears in Caller ID is a number in Palo Alto, Calif. The Palo Alto Police Department has received more than 400 calls from Colorado residents recently about the scam, CBI said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Christopher Johnston, Cody DeBorde, both 38, and Keonnie Elkins, 33, received summonses on suspicion of camping near the Colorado Riverfront Trail in Grand Junction on Oct. 14.

■ Alexis Emert, 20, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drug possession, criminal impersonation, obstruction and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of 27 3/8 Road.

■ Simon Penland, 41, received a summons on suspicion of trespassing in the 200 block of South Fifth Street on Monday.

■ A purse and contents valued between $5,000 and $20,000 was stolen from the area of 2700 block of U.S. Highway 50 on Sunday.

■ Someone used a counterfeit bill at a business in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 on Saturday.

■ Bradley Sutton, 66, received a summons on suspicion of trespassing in the 300 block of S. First Street on Monday.

■ Items valued at less than $300 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Ouray Avenue on Monday.

■ A 15-year-old girl received a summons on suspicion of marijuana possession in the 2900 block of North Avenue on Tuesday.

■ Kourtney Boone, 19, received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Someone chucked a pumpkin at the door of a home in the 400 block of Green Acres Street on Tuesday. The impact broke the door’s frame, causing an estimated $350 in damages.

■ A deputy responded to a report Monday of a resident being threatened by person who kept calling about the whereabouts of a person who was said to have had a warrant for his arrest. The deputy called the number where the calls originated and believed the calls were part of a scam.

■ A deputy on Monday followed up on a possible child abuse report from Mesa County’s Department of Human Services in which a child had been hit by a belt in the upper thigh during an incident in the 600 block of Country Court. The father told the deputies he hadn’t meant to hurt the child. The case is not considered criminal.


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