Blotter, Jan. 19, 2010

Break-in info sought

Grand Junction police are seeking information about a burglary at a fast-food restaurant late Saturday or early Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said officers received a report just after 7 a.m. Sunday that someone broke a window at Sonic Drive In, 2523 U.S. Highway 6&50, damaged property inside and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP.

Vehicle blaze in shop

A Montrose man who was working on an older vehicle in the shop at his home accidentally lit the vehicle on fire, according to the Montrose Fire Protection District.

No one was injured in the blaze, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 69686 U.S. Highway 50 in Montrose, the fire district said. A man was attempting to straighten out body parts using a welding torch when a spark landed on the carpet and lit the vehicle’s upholstery on fire.

The vehicle, an older Scout International, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, the fire district said.

Firefighters stopped the flames from spreading to other parts of the home.

Man cited after shots in air

A Palisade man was arrested and later released with a summons after officers were called early Monday on a report of a man firing a handgun in the middle of the street.

Palisade police Sgt. Andy Scott said Joseph James Wade, 27, 429 Pendleton St., No. 2, was intoxicated when he fired an unknown number of rounds from a .45-caliber handgun into the air. Wade was cited on suspicion of misdemeanor prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Family slept during break-in

A Grand Junction man was arrested Sunday on suspicion he broke into a house while a family was asleep inside.

Robert Ryan Foster, 29, 2150 College Way, has been accused of entering a home in the 2500 block of Gunnison Avenue, hiding behind a television and yelling that someone was after him and trying to kill him, Grand Junction police said. The family wasn’t harmed in the incident.

Foster was jailed on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A man living in the 1200 block of Bunting Avenue reported early Monday morning that two people he knows entered his apartment and assaulted him. He declined to press charges.

Jarred Hetzel, 29, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of criminal mischief after property was damaged at St. Mary’s Hospital, 2635 N. Seventh St.

A thief stole more than $1,000 in property from a home in the 2400 block of Roan Ridge Drive on Saturday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Albert Glean Francis, 31, 1103 E. Carolina Ave., No. 4, was arrested early Monday morning at U.S. Highway 6&50 and 20 Road on suspicion of second-degree burglary and two counts of menacing with a deadly weapon.

Trenton Thor Sheley, 21, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of theft of items valued at less than $500 from City Market, 569 32 Road.


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