Blotter, Sept. 18, 2013

Camp gear reported stolen

Two duffel bags filled with $500 worth of camping items such as tents and knifes were reported stolen Sept. 11 by an Iowa hunter who left the bags Monday along the Indian Point Trail because he was having problems packing everything on his horse, according to a report from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

When the man returned Tuesday to retrieve the bags, they reportedly were gone. The bags were military-type duffel bags. One had the man’s name and Social Security number on it.

Two credit cards stolen


Two credit cards were stolen from a vehicle parked Aug. 30 in the “Park and Ride” located at Colorado Highway 82 and Colorado Highway 133 in Garfield County.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is asking for public help locating the suspect described as a 165-pound, white man between the ages of 21 and 28, with dark, short hair and chin hair. He was seen wearing a black hoodie, white T-shirt, black baggy pants and black sneakers on the day of the thefts.

Both credit cards have been used. The first was used at the City Market, 1051 Highway 133 in Carbondale. The second credit card was used in Glenwood Springs.

Call (970) 945-0101 or visit if you have information.

Tipsters can earn up to $1,000.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A sex assault was reported Monday in the eastern part of the city.

■ Someone stole a vehicle Friday that was valued at less than $20,000 from 588 N. Commercial Drive.

■ Someone caused less than $500 in damage to a vehicle parked Friday in the 700 block of Horizon Drive. Clothing valued at about $50 also was stolen from the vehicle.

■ Officers were dispatched Sunday to the 2500 block of Shetland Court on reports of a vehicle fire. Officers believe the fire may have been intentional. There’s no suspect information, and an investigation is ongoing.

■ A man turned in some counterfeit cash Sunday that he found on the street.

■ Someone caused between $1,000 and $20,000 in damage to a vehicle parked Thursday in the 2100 block of N. 24th Street.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Martin Leon Castro, 21, 3222 D 1/2 Road, was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in position of trust.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Charles T. Mebane, 54, Montrose, was arrested Monday on suspicion of two counts of identity theft, forgery, possession of a forged instrument, criminal impersonation, and violation of bail bond conditions, and one count of theft and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ On Monday, a citizen turned in a rifle he found while hunting.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A sex assault was reported Monday in Rifle.


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