Blotter: Sept. 22, 2009

Jury selection continues in Walker trial

A jury had not been chosen Monday in the case of a former Grand Junction High School administrator accused of engaging in sexually explicit Internet chat with a person posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Johnnie Walker, 51, is charged with attempted Internet luring of a child and attempted child enticement. Jury selection resumes today.

Man found asleep in stranger’s vehicle

A man in the 600 block of Hudson Bay Court found a surprise in his vehicle on Sunday morning, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A man who was determined to be intoxicated had been sleeping in the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle refused to press charges. The sleeping man was turned over to his wife, the Department said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Caudido Rivera, 24, received a summons Saturday on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $500 from the Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

• A woman was robbed and assaulted by an acquaintance Sunday in the 300 block of Teller Avenue.

• A boy was suspected of sexually assaulting a girl Sunday in the southwest area of the city.

• A thief entered a home in the central part of the city Sunday and took items valued at more than $1,000. 

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A bag of marijuana weighing 4.5 grams was found Sunday in the rear passenger compartment of a patrol car during a vehicle inspection prior to a shift. The suspected drug was booked into evidence at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department for destruction.

• A bicycle that was left in front of a garage in the 3000 block of Silver Court on Saturday night had been taken by morning. The bicycle was valued at $75.


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