Blotter, June 16, 2010

Homeowner set up robbery, police allege

Paul Michael Brown, 28, 535 W. Aspen Ave., No. 28, Fruita, was arrested Monday on suspicion of four counts of felony conspiracy after police alleged he conspired to rob his own home.

According to a police news release from the Fruita Police Department, a man entered Brown’s home Monday night with a baseball bat and knife and demanded undisclosed property from four other people in the home at the time, including Brown.

Brown has been accused of conspiring with the man to commit the robbery, officer John Coughran said. Coughran said he could not reveal more details about the case because of the ongoing investigation.

Suspect accused of threatening 2 people

Levi Anthony Trujillo Jr., 26, 1026 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. in Avon, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing after an altercation at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Belford Avenue, according to Trujillo’s arrest affidavit with the Grand Junction Police Department.

The affidavit said two people feared Trujillo was going to shoot them with an assault rifle found inside a vehicle at the scene. The rifle did not have live ammunition inside, the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A woman told authorities she was sexually assaulted in the southwest part of the city. The incident was reported Monday.

More than $1,000 in damage was caused to property in the 2700 block of Landing View Lane on Sunday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Zachariah Lee Abeyta, 32, 2574 F Road, was arrested Monday on suspicion of kidnapping causing injury, and false imprisonment.

Nearly $300 in damage to a vehicle’s rear windshield was reported Monday in the 400 block of Forelle Street.

A 40-inch TV and a laptop computer were stolen Monday from a home in the 500 block of S. Mountain Oak Court.

According to the Colorado State Patrol:

Gerardo Menchaca, 27, 639 S. Federal Blvd. in Denver, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal impersonation, DUI, careless driving without injury, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic offenses.


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