Blotter, Feb. 12, 2010

Wanted man sought

Mesa County law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in finding a wanted man.

Elias Gonzales, 21, is wanted for robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, menacing with a deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, contempt of court and for failing to appear in court on a criminal-impersonation charge.

Gonzales is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 241-7867.

Man accused of break-ins

A Clifton man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly was caught breaking into vehicles in a Clifton mobile-home park.

Kyle Wilson, 18, 797 33 Road, was jailed on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass and theft, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A man living in the Candlewood mobile-home park at 424 32 Road detained Wilson after catching him breaking into vehicles. Deputies said Wilson admitted to the crimes, according to a sheriff’s report.

False reporting alleged

A 39-year-old Mesa County woman was issued a summons Wednesday after she allegedly falsely claimed she was kidnapped.

Tammy Condit was issued a summons on suspicion of false reporting after Grand Junction police officers responded to Wal-Mart, 2881 North Ave., on a report of a possible kidnapping, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.

Condit told officers two men had taken her from the store parking lot, forced her into a car, drove off with her in the car and then returned her to the parking lot. After further investigation, officers determined no kidnapping took place.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Timothy Ostrum, 19, and Cameron Carmosino, 20, addresses unavailable, were issued summonses Monday after they allegedly threw lit cigarettes out of the window of their vehicle in the area of U.S. Highway 50 and the Frontage Road on Orchard Mesa.

Craig Douglas, 55, address unavailable, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of theft after he reportedly stole merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

Someone stole property valued at less than $1,000 from a home in the 1100 block of Mesa Avenue on Sunday.

Someone stole less than $100 in medication from a home in the 500 block of 24th Street on Tuesday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Kenneth Ray Brakhahn, 59, 516 31 1/2 Road, No. 112, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon.

A woman living in the 600 block of 35 Road reported Wednesday that someone stole more than $2,300 in antique Indian jewelry from her home sometime between December and Thursday.


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