Blotter, Oct. 4, 2012

Subscription scam reported

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating reports of college students claiming to have been scammed out of hundreds of dollars for magazine subscriptions.

Several students told the department the people who sold them the subscriptions said they were doing so as part of fundraisers for various groups, adding that Colorado Mesa University would reimburse them if they do.

The university won’t.

So far, the department is aware of a handful of students who have lost hundreds of dollars because they paid for the subscriptions upfront.

Deputies use taser on man


What started as a domestic incident resulted in a Grand Junction man going to jail after being hit with a taser several times to no effect, and then punching a deputy with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department several times, according to department reports.

David Wilson, 29, was taken to the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.

The incident occurred in the 3100 block of Sharptail Street in response to a fight between a male and female. Deputies quickly learned Wilson had an outstanding arrest warrant, and fought with Wilson after they attempted to place handcuffs on him, according to Wilson’s arrest affidavit.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone stole about $1,000 worth of items from a home Sept. 25 in the 400 block of Chert Drive.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Henry Wilhelm Bostelman, 28, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of parking a vehicle in a handicapped space, driving a defective vehicle, having no insurance, driving while license under restraint for an alcohol/drug offense and parole violation.

■ Valerie Susan Bruch, 42, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

■  David Chadwick Locke, 22, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of possession of weapons by a previous offender.

■  Timothy Andrew Navin, 30, of Fruita was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of driving with a revoked license and two counts of driving under the influence.

■  Angela Joanne Roberts, 41, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.

■  Justin James Sweety, 25, of Fruita was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass of an automobile.

■  William Max Trader, 71, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of driving under the influence, two counts of theft, and one count each of careless driving, criminal mischief and violation of a protection order.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Michael Ortez, 26, and Bonnie Sandoval, 44, were issued summonses Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


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