Blotter, Sept. 3, 2012

Shoplifting arrest made

Matthew Johnson, 26, address unavailable, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting and possessing drug paraphernalia, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Johnson was detained on suspicion of stealing items valued at less than $500 from a business at 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50. During a search, police reported finding Johnson in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Johnson also had an active warrant for his arrest and, according to police, is a suspect in a theft that occurred last week at a business in the 2900 block of North Avenue.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A thief entered a residence in the 1200 block of Elm Avenue on Aug. 21 and stole items valued at more than $1,000, as well as a vehicle, though the vehicle was later returned.

■ Items valued at less than $500 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 3100 block of Cross Canyon Lane on Thursday night.

■ Roger Short, 44, was arrested in the 300 block of Pitkin Avenue on Friday night on suspicion of trespassing after being told several times by the homeowner and the police to leave the premises.

■ Lisa Helvie, 43, was arrested Friday evening in the 1000 block of Orchard Avenue on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining medical services and treatment valued at less than $500.

■ Items valued at less than $500 were stolen from a residence in the 600 block of Silver Oak Drive on Friday evening.

■ Someone set fire to a metallic statue in the 1100 block of North Avenue early Saturday morning, causing less than $5,000 in damage.

■ A bank card was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2800 block of North Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

■ Bery Tack, 23, was issued a summons Saturday night on suspicion of obstructing peace officers during an investigation and resisting arrest.


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