Blotter, Sept. 12, 2013

Toy gun prompts lockdowns

An unidentified man walking in the 2800 block of Mesa Avenue with what looked like a rifle caused Grand Junction Police Department to call for lockdowns at several schools.

Nisley and Orchard Avenue elementary schools, Bookcliff Middle School and Kinderhaus Learning Center were all locked down while police searched for the man around 9 a.m. Wednesday, police reported.

The lockdowns were lifted a short time later after police identified the suspect as a juvenile male in possession of a toy rifle. 

Assault report likely fraud


A 32-year-old Mesa County woman suspected of fraud allegedly fabricated a story about a sex assault on her daughter in order to avoid being charged in a fraud investigation, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office reported.

On Tuesday, Jackie Bailey allegedly told a nurse at an area hospital that she believed a registered sex offender sexually assaulted her daughter while baby-sitting.

Further investigation revealed no person with the name reported by Bailey was registered as a sex offender. No evidence of sexual assault was discovered.

Juvenile suspected in thefts


Police cited a juvenile on Aug. 28 for allegedly stealing three bicycles from three different bike stores, Grand Junction Police Department said.

The owner of Bicycle Outfitters gave a description of the juvenile to other store owners after the juvenile stole a bicycle from him on the pretense of taking a test ride.

Several days later, the owner of Ruby Canyon Cycles saw a juvenile matching the description acting suspiciously in his store and called police.

The juvenile admitted he stole three bikes valued at $2,000 each using someone else’s driver’s license to take the bikes on test rides and never returning, police said.

Info on burglaries sought


Sometime between midnight and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19, unknown suspects unlawfully entered two parked vehicles in the 2900 block of Babbling Brook Drive and removed a silver Apple iPod, Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun and holster, all with a total value of $1,200.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Those who call 241-7867 to make a report will remain completely anonymous.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Enyinna Irechukwu, 22, was issued a summons on suspicion of possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia around 10 p.m. Aug. 31.

■ Zachary Johnson, 40, was issued a summons on suspicion of pulling a knife on a known male and female in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday.

■ Daniel Carrillo, 33, was issued a summons on suspicion of damaging a door and unlawfully entering an apartment around 3 p.m. Sunday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Ronald P. Worster, 43, of Thornton, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving.

■ Stefanie Meehan, 35, of Montrose, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence, second-degree assault and three counts of felony menacing.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Michael Alexander Newton, 44, of Silt, was issued a summons Tuesday in Rifle on suspicion of felony introducing contraband and possession of a controlled substance.


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