Blotter, Oct. 25, 2012

Drugs alleged in arrest

Laurie Michelle Anders, 39, 514 1/2 Sara Lane, was arrested Oct. 8 on suspicion of second-degree burglary, shoplifting of less than $500, child abuse with no injuries, introducing contraband in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Anders allegedly stole $46.32 in children’s merchandise from Safeway, 2901 Patterson Road, while her children waited in the car, according to her arrest affidavit.

Mesa County Jail staff allegedly found less than two grams of methamphetamine in Anders’ possession once she arrived at jail, but told jail staff, “These are not my pants,” according to the affidavit.

The children were turned over to their father.

Hit and run investigated


The Grand Junction Police Department needs the public’s help locating the driver of a sport utility vehicle suspected of crashing into another vehicle and leaving the scene at approximately 1 p.m., Monday on Ute Avenue near 10th Street, according to the Police Department.

The driver of the struck vehicle was pregnant and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. She was not listed in its directory Wednesday.

The driver suspected of causing the hit and run was heading westbound in the middle lane of Ute Avenue when he made a left turn, hitting the victim’s car, which was in the far left lane, the Police Department said.

Ute Avenue is a one-way street.

The driver of the SUV left the scene. He is described as a white man, possibly in his thirties. The SUV is described as a dark gray or charcoal-colored SUV from the 1990s, similar to a Chevy Blazer.

Anyone has information about this incident can call the Police Department at 242-6707, Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send information to, or text CRIMES to 241STOP with tip information.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department: 

■ Victoria Leigh Wells, 31, 414 B Broken Arrow Drive, was arrested Oct. 17 on suspicion of being a special offender, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than six ounces but less than 12 ounces of marijuana, child abuse with no injury and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers allegedly found multiple loaded weapons, two digital scales and a “large amount” of marijuana inside the home.

■ A Grand Junction High School employee reported Tuesday that more than $20,000 worth of musical instruments went missing between 2005 and 2007. The inventory was done recently and those years were the only ones with discrepancies.

■ Daniel Breckenridge, 39, address unknown, was ticketed Wednesday for child abuse and possession of marijuana for allegedly walking along a busy road with a child while allegedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

■ Someone more an item worth more than $1,000 Monday from a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Monarch Glen Loop.

■ More than $1,000 in damage was reported Sunday when a truck was hit with paintballs and eggs in the 600 block of Mt. Julian Drive.

■ Someone stole an item worth more than $1,000 from a vehicle parked Saturday in the 2200 block of Rio Linda Lane.

■ A 16-year-old girl was ticketed Oct. 1 on suspicion of theft of less than $1,000 in items from the girls’ locker room at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A woman reported Tuesday that her daughter stole her vehicle from the 3100 block of Goldeneye Avenue.

■ A resident at 560 31 3/4 Road was ticketed Tuesday on suspicion of a noise ordinance violation. Other residents at the same address have been ticketed on suspicion of the same problem.

■ A semi-automatic gun valued at approximately $1,100 was reported stolen Oct. 16 in the 2000 block of E 1/2 Road.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A broken gas line was reported Tuesday in the 18100 block of Woodgate Road.

■ A stray dog was reported Tuesday in the 62900 block of Colorado Highway 90. The deputy was unable to catch the dog initially, but the dog was later hit by a vehicle, then taken to a veterinarian. The owner was found.


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