Blotter, Oct. 27, 2012




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TOP: Ula Kirkman of Mesa tacks a grin and a flourish onto the end of “Roll Out the Barrel” to the delight of visitors as she plays the accordion at the Daily Sentinel Senior Fair held Friday at Two Rivers Convention Center.

RIGHT: Arrahwanna Taylor, seated, of Grand Junction has her blood pressure checked by Reannon Payne, a medical assistant student at IntelliTec Colleges, at the Daily Sentinel Senior Fair held Friday at Two Rivers Convention Center.

Scam hits law enforcement

Scammers recently talked two sets of grandparents out of a total of $3,500, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

The grandfather of a Garfield County law enforcement officer received a call Thursday from a person claiming to work for the Mexican Consulate. The caller lied and told the man his grandson needed $2,000 to return to the United States from Mexico after being arrested. The grandson was not in Mexico and had not been arrested but a person the grandparent said sounded like the grandson talked to him briefly during the phone call.

A Garfield County police officer’s grandmother received a similar call recently requesting $1,500 for bail, only this caller claimed to be in Canada. Both the grandmother and the grandfather wired money to the scammers.


DUI checkpoint today


The Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will run a checkpoint today to check for intoxicated drivers. The checkpoint will be somewhere in Mesa County.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ An unknown person is suspected of committing a sex offense Oct. 19 in the northeast part of the city.

■ Someone attempted to enter a building Tuesday in the 600 block of 24 1/2 Road, causing less than $1,000 in damage.

■ Someone attempted to enter a residence Wednesday in the 400 block of Ouray Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ An alleged assault Wednesday in the 2900 block of Florida Street is under investigation.


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