Blotter, July 2, 2011

Fire leads to arson charges

The Delta Police Department said a 13-year-old boy was ticketed on suspicion of fourth-degree arson Monday night after authorities were called about a burning tree stump at Confluence Park.

During the course of the fire call, authorities questioned another juvenile boy about why he had chewing tobacco, and the boy explained he got it from his mother, Delta police spokeswoman Jamie Head said. Keidren McCarty, 33, was issued a summons on suspicion of providing tobacco products to a minor.

Man accused of obstruction

Christopher R. Elliot, 20, 585 25 1/2 Road, Unit 21, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, among other charges, after he allegedly pushed a television off a stand in his bedroom, and it hit a Grand Junction Police officer in the leg, according to an arrest affidavit.

Officers were trying to handcuff Elliot, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, after they were invited inside the residence, the affidavit said. Elliot was subdued with a Taser for allegedly failing to comply, the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Items worth less than $500 were missing Tuesday from a vehicle that had been parked in a lot at Blue Heron boat ramp. The car was accessed through a broken window.

Someone tried to force entry at a business Monday in the 1800 block of North 12th Street, causing damage less than $1,000.

Items worth more than $1,000 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Moonrise Court.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies were called Wednesday to the 3100 block of High View Road on a reported theft from auto. Property worth $150 was stolen.

Deputies responded Sunday to a reported assault in the 2000 block of E 1/4 Road. The case remains under investigation.


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