Blotter: Sept. 20, 2009

Yard sale threat reported

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a yard sale at 3039 Walnut Ave. on Friday morning after the yard sale host complained that a man threatened her because she did not want to sell an item to him.

Deputies found the man driving without valid insurance in the 500 block of McMullin Drive and gave him a summons. He was warned because of the yard sale complaint.

Punch thrown over cat

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 500 block of Clifton Way on Friday afternoon after a woman told dispatchers her neighbor locked a cat in the neighbor’s garage.

When deputies arrived, the neighbor refused to let the cat out of the garage, then punched the friend in the face. The friend chose not to press charges for the punch, and the cat was let out of the garage.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Police arrested Tod W. Thompson, 45, and released him on a summons on suspicion of throwing missiles at vehicles Thursday at 2595 U.S. Highway 6.

• A person burned a vehicle on Colorado Avenue on Friday, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

• Daniel McHenry, 20, and Brandan Schwindt, 21, were arrested Friday and released on summonses on suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession at 2812 North Ave.

• A thief is suspected of stealing a credit card Wednesday from 1959 N. 21st St. and using the card to make less than $1,000 in purchases.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Michael R. Koepsell, 24, was arrested at 1306 N. 25th St. on Friday in a marijuana investigation.

• A vandal entered a home at 494 Coronado Way in Clifton on Friday, causing about $600 in damage to a door. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.

• Vandals knocked over a woman’s mailbox at 2987 Orchard Ave. on Friday, causing approximately $100 in damage.


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