Blotter, Oct. 30, 2012

Stabbing suspect sought

Grand Junction police searched Monday night for a man involved in a reported stabbing at an encampment on an island in the Colorado River, just south of 2469 Riverside Parkway, Sgt. Derek Rosales said.

One man suffered minor injuries during an altercation with another man, which was reported at 3:40 p.m., Rosales said.

The suspect was described as wearing a camo vest and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mesa County Crime Stoppers, 241-STOP, or dispatch, 242-6707.

Suspect tries to elude cops


Ryan Keith Thompson, 19, was arrested Friday on suspicion of theft, vehicular eluding, obstructing a peace officer and attempting to elude an officer, reckless driving, speeding and other driving-related crimes, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Thompson is suspected of speeding away from a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy 
Sept. 29 near 32 1/8 and E roads and passing vehicles in a left-turn lane while driving a friend’s truck that was not insured and had expired plates, according to an arrest affidavit.

On Wednesday, a woman reported Thompson allegedly stole a credit card, a cellphone, a video camera and a .32-caliber handgun from her home in the 2900 block of Craig Street.

Thompson was arrested Friday after he tried to elude Grand Junction police officers and crashed his Jeep near 29 1/4 Road and North Avenue. A .32-caliber gun that he later said he stole was found in his vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Police seek oil dumper


Garfield County Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an unknown man who dumped a large amount of used oil at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 7 into car wash bay drains at Grease Monkey Car Wash, 615 Wapiti Court in Rifle.

The suspect is described as a heavyset Hispanic man in a dark-colored 1990s Ford F-250 pulling a dovetail car hauler trailer with three intermediate bulk containers on the trailer. The oil was dumped in two car wash bays and tracked throughout the car wash’s parking lot.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment and tipsters can remain anonymous. Call 945-0101 or go to http://www.garcocrime to report information.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Heather Johns, 29, was arrested Sunday in the southwest portion of the city and booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of assaulting a person, causing bodily injury and placing a child at risk of injury.

■ A 17-year-old, a 14-year-old and two 13-year-olds were issued summonses Saturday at Sixth Street and White Avenue on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after the driver allegedly disobeyed a red signal light.

■ Items valued at less than $500 were stolen Wednesday from a vehicle in the 400 block of Chert Drive.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies attempted to stop a driver 
Oct. 19 near 32 Road and Interstate 70-Business Loop, but the driver crashed into a parked car at 601 Peace Drive and fled on foot. The vehicle was recovered.

■ A person reported an Oct. 19 office burglary and stolen vehicle in the 3200 block of U.S. Highway 6&24.

■ Deputies were dispatched Thursday to a report of a vehicle stolen from the 2800 block of B 1/2 Road.


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