Blotter, Oct. 25, 2013

Pot found in I-70 stop

Aaron Earl Grover, 33, of Simi Valley, Calif., was arrested Wednesday in Fruita on suspicion of possession of approximately four pounds of marijuana and failure to drive in a single lane, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy stopped Grover and a passenger near mile-marker 19 on Interstate 70 after the deputy saw Grover cross a shoulder line and a center line on the interstate, according to an arrest affidavit. The deputy smelled suspected marijuana and requested permission to search the rental vehicle, according to the affidavit.

During the search, the deputy found six vacuum sealed bags that contained a total of approximately four pounds of marijuana, according to the affidavit. Both the driver and passenger said the bags belonged to Grover, according to the affidavit, and the passenger was allowed to leave.

Fire damages tanning salon


Tropical Island Tanning Salon, 350 North Ave., sustained extensive fire and smoke damage following a fire Wednesday night, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department.

Six units and 19 personnel responded to the fire at a quarter to midnight Wednesday, according to a press release from the fire department.

Crews found smoke coming from the roof of the business and an additional fire crew was dispatched to the scene. The fire was extinguished at 12:31 a.m. Thursday.

An estimate for the cost of damage to the business is not available at this time. The fire was contained to the tanning salon. The fire’s cause and where in the business it ignited had not been determined as of Thursday afternoon.

Info sought in burglary case


Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking information about a suspect or suspects involved in a burglary sometime between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 7:45 a.m. Sept. 26 at All Sports Honda, 555 25 Road.

A person or people broke a window during that time to gain entry to the business, then removed a red, white and black 50CC Honda Motorcycle. The loss of the motorcycle and the broken window cost the business more than $1,800, according to Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about the person or people involved in this crime or their location can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867 or report online at Information that leads to an arrest can earn a person up to $1,000 cash.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone caused less than $500 worth of damage to a vehicle Tuesday in the area of N. 13th Street and Mesa Avenue in order to get into the vehicle, then removed less than $500 worth of property from the vehicle.

■ Someone took less than $750 worth of items from a vehicle Monday in the 3100 block of Lakeside Drive.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Kim Edwards, 36, was arrested Wednesday in the area of 12th Street and Orchard Avenue on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and violation of felony bond conditions.

■ A woman reported a storage shed in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road was damaged between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Michael Windemaker, 32, and Christopher Chase, 27, were arrested Wednesday in the 1400 block of S. Townsend Ave. on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Windemaker was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order as well.


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