Blotter: Sept. 26, 2009

Fraud suspect jailed

Grand Junction police arrested Joyce Godsey, 52, 589 N. 26th St., Monday at a dentist’s office after collecting evidence that she may have attempted to defraud up to nine local dentists and doctors — most of them during “emergency” office visits on Sept. 16 and 17.

Godsey, who also goes by Joyce King, Joyce Garcia and Joyce Wood, is suspected of using an expired insurance card to obtain dental visits and attempt to receive pain medication prescriptions. In some cases, she wrote checks for exams or X-rays from a canceled checking account. Godsey received prescriptions for Vicodin, Tylenol Three with Codine and antibiotics. Godsey is also suspected of lying to police about being assaulted outside of Boston’s Pizza on Aug. 2. She visited Community Hospital that day and received a prescription for Vicodin.

She was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, possession of a financial device, controlled substance fraud, false reporting to authorities, criminal attempt (fraud and deceit), driving while suspended, no proof of insurance, and theft.

Hotel harassment alleged

Grand Junction police arrested Steven Maros, 48, near Horizon Drive and G Road and booked him into the Mesa County Jail Thursday.

Maros matched the description of a person that had harassed patrons of the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., and showed signs of being intoxicated. He was arrested for being in violation of a protection order that prohibited him from drinking alcohol.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Dylan Reynolds, 21, was arrested and released on summons Wednesday at 1926 Ouray Ave. on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

• A 13-year-old girl was arrested and released on summons Sept. 17 on suspicion of disorderly conduct and fighting in public at 540 29 1/4 Road.

• An unknown person stole more than $1,000 cash through fraudulent acts over the Internet on Wednesday at 1810 Elm Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A woman reportedly grabbed a man Thursday afternoon at Coronado Liquor Mart, 569 32 Road No. 3A. The man, a customer, left the store before deputies arrived and asked the woman to leave the store.

• Two men told deputies Thursday their mailboxes, one on 33 1/2 Road and one at D 1/2 Road, had been damaged.

• A woman reported her mother-in-law assaulted her in the 400 block of 32 Road Thursday.


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