Blotter, Feb. 20, 2010

Warrant arrest made

A 20-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of drug violations after deputies arrived at a Clifton home in search of a discarded ankle monitor, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Reports indicated the monitor was at the home of 527 Purple Ash Road. After knocks on the door went unanswered, deputies went to the unfenced backyard and entered the home through an open sliding glass door after calling into the home without answer.

Deputies found a man and woman sleeping in a bed in the home, but determined the man was not the escapee, the affidavit said. Deputies located a pill of suspected Ecstasy near the man’s clothing on the floor by the bed, and they found a baggie of suspected marijuana weighing 19.5 grams in the pocket of the man’s pants along with five empty, clear plastic baggies, the affidavit said.

The man, who was identified as Carlos Efren Grajeda, 516 31 1/2 Road, was wanted on a warrant and arrested on suspicion of drug distribution, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and contempt of court.

Teen accused of killing cow

A 16-year-old boy from Delta faces two misdemeanor charges after allegedly taking his parents’ truck for a joyride Tuesday and hitting and killing a cow on a North Delta County road, according to the Delta Police Department.

The boy, who did not have a driver’s license, admitted to the act later to officers, the Police Department said. A Montrose resident owned the cow, but that person had not yet been identified, Delta police spokeswoman Jamie Head said.

The boy was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving without a license and failing to report an accident.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Stanley Melvin Chambers, 29, 458 1/2 Callery Court, was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug distribution and tampering with evidence.

Jade Diego Maldonado, 31, 1944 North 22nd Ave., was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug possession, two counts of drug distribution, tampering with evidence and driving under the influence of alcohol with a restrained driver’s license.

Property valued at more than $1,000 was stolen Tuesday from a business in the 700 block of Horizon Drive.

A car-wash vacuum cleaner was stolen Tuesday from 413 Monument Road.

Property valued at more than $1,000 was damaged Wednesday in the 2700 block of North 15th Street.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Andrew James Steward, 26, 2910 North Ave., No. 21C, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a felony charge of criminal impersonation and three misdemeanor counts of child abuse.

Someone on Friday sent more than 36 text messages of a harassing nature to a person in the 400 block of Topaz Drive.


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