Blotter, Sept. 11, 2013

Driver accused of threat

Jerry Clinton Reeves, 18, was arrested Saturday at South Fifth Street and Riverside Parkway on suspicion of felony menacing, harassment and careless driving, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

A man reported to police that his vehicle was being followed near B 1/2 and 28 1/2 roads by a truck that was swerving, with the male driver throwing items out a window, according to an arrest affidavit. The man said the driver, believed to be Reeves, at one point stuck a shotgun out his window and motioned it upward in the air several times at South Fifth Street and Riverside Parkway.

Reeves was pulled over at 31 1/2 and D roads by Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies. He said he followed the accuser because when he had stopped at a friend’s house on Orchard Mesa after not allowing the accuser’s vehicle to pass him in Whitewater, he saw that the man’s vehicle had followed him there, according to the affidavit.

Welfare fraud suspected

Two cases of suspected welfare fraud in Mesa County have been referred to the Mesa County District Attorney’s office, according to a press release from the Mesa County Department of Human Services.

The department’s Fraud and Recovery Unit referred two cases of suspected fraud totaling more than $62,000, according to the release.

The department receives about 250 referrals for suspected welfare fraud every year. Anyone who wants to report suspected welfare fraud can call the Mesa County Department of Human Services Welfare Fraud Hotline at 256-2421.

Salesman issued citation


Nicholas P. Watkins, 20, was issued a summons on suspicion of disorderly conduct Sept. 3 in the 600 block of Laredo Court, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Watkins was selling Kirby vacuums door-to-door when he gave a demonstration for a man and a woman on Laredo Court, according to the summons. After the man left, the woman said, Watkins made inappropriate comments to her, and she asked the man to return to the residence. The man told Watkins to leave. The man told police Watkins argued with him, then left and called for the man to fight him outside, according to the summons.

The man and woman said Watkins threw rocks in their front yard, according to the summons. Watkins told police he keeps landscaping rocks in his pockets for self-defense and that “he only gently threw the rocks onto the front yard.”


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Brittany Fuerborn, 20, was issued a summons Saturday at 1326 21 1/2 Road on suspicion of child abuse. She admitted huffing paint in a closed room with a baby present, according to the summons. The baby had a “strong smell of paint fumes on her body” and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

■ Terrance Chatman, 20, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of assaulting a man at 2881 North Ave.

■ A person took a vehicle without permission Saturday in the 600 block of Belford Avenue and kept it for more than 24 hours.

■ Someone stole roofing material valued at more than $2,000 in the 900 block of Unaweep Avenue on Monday.

■ Someone caused less than $2,000 damage Thursday in the 2500 block of Patterson Road by damaging three windows.

■ Someone stole less items valued at less than $2,000 from a vehicle in the 2400 block of Hill Avenue on Monday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ James Dores, 30, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on Monday on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ A sexual assault was reported Aug. 27 in Palisade.

■ An officer assisted the Department of Wildlife when a bear was found Aug. 27. The bear was sedated and removed.


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