Blotter, Dec. 18, 2009

Lincoln loses latest appeal

For the second time in less than a month, the Colorado Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal involving a former Palisade resident.

The state’s high court announced Nov. 30 it will not review the conviction of 28-year-old Sam Lincoln, who was convicted of attempted murder, among other counts, in the shooting of a man in the desert north of Grand Junction in November 2005.

On Nov. 9, the Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear another appeal related to Lincoln’s convictions, this one for a December 2005 car chase in which Lincoln shot repeatedly at police during the pursuit through the streets of Grand Junction.

According to the Colorado Department of Corrections, Lincoln will be eligible for parole in March 2213.

Drugs alleged in arrest

Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after they were contacted for a traffic violation and found in possession of suspected methamphetamine, Grand Junction police said.

David Roybal Doshier, 35, and Fabian D. Robert Ortiz, 25, were jailed on suspicion of possession of meth with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are being held in the Mesa County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Officers stopped the men in a vehicle for traffic violations in the area of 33 and E roads. Doshier wasn’t able to provide proof of insurance for the vehicle, and Ortiz was found to have a warrant out for his arrest. Both were found in possession of suspected meth and drug paraphernalia, police said.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Donna Elaine Johnson, 46, Grand Junction, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant on suspicion of theft of between $1,000 and $20,000, criminal mischief and two warrants for failing to appear in court.

A vandal reportedly caused $500 in damage to windows at a church in the 3000 block of E 1/2 Road.

A woman living in the 3200 block of F 3/10 Road reported Wednesday that she received a phone call from someone in Wyoming asking for a $35 donation to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The woman wanted to report the call as a possible scam.

A man living in the 3100 block of Hill Avenue reported Wednesday he had given $600 in attorney fees to another man who had been confirmed as not being a registered attorney to practice law in Colorado. The man said he never received any services.


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