Blotter, Dec. 22, 2009

Teens contrite over

fake Delta kidnapping

Five teens hand-delivered a letter of apology to Delta Police Chief Robert Thomas on Monday regarding a fake-kidnapping prank at the Delta Wal-Mart Saturday night. Shoppers had been convinced a crime was being committed when some of the youths, wearing black ski masks, carried a young woman out of the store. The letter states, in part: “What we did was very wrong and at the time we were not thinking about the consequences of our actions. We take full responsibility of our actions and we are deeply sorry for wasting your time on us.” No charges are pending.

All 5 shooting victims

released from hospital

All five men who were shot during a party at a Fruitvale home earlier this month have been released from St. Mary’s Hospital.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that the three remaining victims who were still hospitalized have been released.

The victims, whose ages range from 16 to 22 but whose names haven’t been released, were shot during a Dec. 13 party at 2984 Krista Court.

Joshua Anton, 20, was arrested in connection with the shooting, although his father has claimed his son acted in self-defense. Anton is being held at the Mesa County Jail on $500,000 bond and is due back in court Dec. 29.

The arrest affidavit in the case remains sealed.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Creston Scott Glanz, 22, 1302 Bunting Ave., and Derek Gordon Wood, 21, of Arlington, Texas, were arrested Sunday in the 100 block of Chipeta Avenue on suspicion of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

Cindy Ramirez, 23, and Carlos Serna-Lopez, 23, addresses unavailable, were issued summonses on Saturday on suspicion of theft after they allegedly stole merchandise from a store at Mesa Mall.

Patricia Snider, 40, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of theft after she allegedly stole less than $500 in merchandise from a store at Mesa Mall.

Geremy Brown, 36, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of theft after he allegedly stole less than $100 in merchandise from a business at 666 Patterson Road.

Patricia Niess, 72, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of theft after she allegedly stole less than $100 in merchandise from City Market, 2830 North Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A man reported Sunday that he is missing cattle from the area of Big Creek Reservoir and Forest Service Road 121 on Grand Mesa. The cattle are worth more than $21,000.


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