Blotter, Sept. 17, 2013
No charges after dog killed
A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy determined no charges would be pursued after a 50-year-old man admitted he shot and killed his own dog as the dog was leashed to a fence post on the side of the man’s home at 2763 B Road on Sunday night, according to an incident report.
Just before 9 p.m., a resident called 911 after passing by the home at B Road and Bevan Lane and observing a man repeatedly shooting a dog. The man, who was emotional while describing what happened, said the dog had become increasingly aggressive, charging the fence to confront people or other dogs, the deputy wrote in a report. The slain animal had also reportedly killed chickens in the area.
The man told the deputy he called Mesa County Animal Services on Sunday about having the animal euthanized but was only able to leave a message and hadn’t heard from anyone. “(Owner) said he could not take his dog to a safe area to shoot it because the dog would become aggressive toward him against being put in a vehicle,” the report read.
Apartments resident cited
Davey Cox, 47, was cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct Saturday after he was accused of confronting a woman and yelling that she “couldn’t be” at the apartment complex at 322 Chipeta Ave., where Cox also lives, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Cox also was accused of looking through tenants’ windows at night and “taking pictures of people and their vehicles,” according to a summons. Cox’s behavior had several residents pondering moving elsewhere, an officer wrote in the summons. “There have been 8 calls for service involving Cox in the last month,” the summons said.
Cat problems for deputies
Montrose County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called Friday on a report of an injured cat in the 60200 block of Spring Creek Road, but instead found an uninjured cat which apparently had become trapped inside a pipe, according to an incident report. Deputies were able to free the cat. In an unrelated incident, also Friday, deputies were called out by someone reporting that a cat was attacking Chihuahua dogs in the 10000 block of 6330 Trail Road.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Schuyler Bacon, 27, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of menacing and possession of an illegal weapon after he was accused of brandishing a knife outside Quincy’s, 609 Main St.
■ A diamond ring valued at more than $2,000 was reportedly stolen Sunday from a store at 636 Market St.
■ Jessica Rose Anderson, 26, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of burglary, theft and criminal impersonation at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.
■ Juliet Canada, 62, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Saturday at City Market, 200 Rood Ave.
■ Sean Flanagan, 20, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of burglary, assault and criminal mischief at 803 Texas Ave.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Susann Plenus, 45, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of disarming a peace officer, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer after deputies were dispatched on a report of a suicidal person in the 2900 block of D Road. According to an arrest affidavit, Plenus was able to yank a Taser from a deputy’s hand during a struggle, which led to both Plenus and the deputy wrestling on the ground for control of the weapon. She dropped it after being punched in the chest by the deputy during the melee.
■ Deputies investigating a report of possible criminal mischief involving damage to a putting green Friday at a property located in the 2400 block of H Road concluded it was likely caused by an animal, possibly a bear.
■ A woman in the 3100 block of Bookcliff Avenue reported Sunday two unknown suspects had slashed her son’s truck tires.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ A 14-year-old boy was cited Sept. 9 on suspicion of possessing tobacco at 1835 J Road.
■ A sexual assault was reported Sept. 9 inside the city limits. The case remains under investigation.
■ Officers took a vandalism report Sept. 3 at 1299 E. Carolina Ave.
■ Eleven sprinkler heads were discovered damaged Sept. 6 near the intersection of J 2/10 Road and Park Street.
■ An excavator, valued at $25,000, was reported stolen Sept. 4 from the intersection of J 6/10 Road and Fremont Street.
■ Ralph Strickland, 77, was cited Sept. 3 on suspicion of unsafe backing and leaving the scene of an accident follow an incident at Walgreens, 316 W. Aspen Ave.
■ Officers on Sept. 2 took a vandalism report involving a damaged window at 401 Amethyst Drive.