Blotter, Feb. 26, 2010

Artist’s sketch of assault suspect.

Cops seek assault suspect

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who reportedly assaulted a woman Sunday near the Colorado River Wildlife Area in Pear Park, leaving her with serious injuries.

Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Sally Weese said the woman called 911 around 10:15 p.m. Sunday to report she had been assaulted while she was near her broken-down, white passenger car near the wildlife area near 30 1/2 and D roads.

Weese said she had no other details.

The man is described as white, 6 feet tall, with a muscular build. He was driving a full-size, dual-cab, dark-colored pickup.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s investigations unit at 970-244-3252.

Ad scam reported

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public to be aware of a classified advertising scam circulating in the Grand Valley.

The ad reads: “Bobcat T300 track loader. Cab-heat-air. 81 hp. 1870 hours. Good condition. Rock bottom price $4500.”

Investigators have learned the ad is being published nationwide and is false. The advertised price for the track loader is well below market value, investigators say.

The Sheriff’s Department says the public should be wary of ads selling items for prices that appear too good to be true.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Matthew Don Carey, 20, 312 Hill Ave., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, first-degree forgery and possession of a forged instrument.

Two 17-year-olds were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of tobacco and resisting arrest after they were contacted at Mesa Mall.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Thomas Curtis Joyner II, 49, 242 Red Cliff Drive, Fruita, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, menacing with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, third-degree assault, tampering and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alexis Michelle Owen, 25, 486 1/2 Tracy Drive, No. 3, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of theft of between $1,000 and $20,000 and first-degree forgery.

A man living in the 3000 block of Country Road reported Wednesday that he confronted someone attempting to break into his house through a ground-level window. Deputies were unable to locate the person.

A man reported Wednesday that a Central High School student threw a soda pop at him while driving in the area of 31 Road and Bookcliff Avenue.

A man in the 500 block of Brentwood Drive reported Wednesday that his neighbors were filming his backyard. Deputies warned the neighbors.

According to the Colorado State Patrol:

Bradley Mikal Leritz, 28, address unavailable, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was contacted on Interstate 70 at mile marker 10.


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