Blotter, Jan. 29, 2010

Residents warned of scam

Authorities are urging residents not to respond to two known scams trying to capitalize on the U.S. Census Bureau’s upcoming census taking.

One recent mailing consists of a letter that claims it is sent from the Republican Party and asks for money at the end of the letter.

The other scam claims it is taking a census of senior citizens. Census advance letters will be sent out in early March, and the official Census Bureau questionnaire will be delivered by mail the week of March 15.

To ensure a person is a legitimate Census worker, call 1-800-852-6159.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Two juveniles received summonses Jan. 22 on suspicion of trespassing at a home in the 2700 block of Unaweep Road.

A boy was detained Tuesday on suspicion of obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest and possessing drug paraphernalia. The boy was turned over to an adult guardian.

A Grand Junction resident Tuesday reported being defrauded of more than $1,000 via the Internet.


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