Blotter, Nov. 10, 2010

Break-ins at vacant homes

Grand Junction police are investigating a series of break-ins at vacant downtown homes, the most recent involving someone who defecated on the carpet and damaged the walls.

Officers on Monday spoke with an employee of a company that owns several vacant homes on Ute and Pitkin avenues. The employee said the homes have been broken into multiple times and that trespassers have been found in them, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.

The employee, who said the trespassers are transients, reported the latest incident after someone broke a window to enter a home in the 1100 block of Ute Avenue, defecated on the carpet and damaged the wall, Porras said. The damage was estimated to be less than $1,000.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Russell Wayne Carrington, 42, 2700 G Road, No. 14B, was arrested Monday on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon.

Police received a report Monday that   a burglar broke into a business in the 2800 block of F Road and stole a vacuum valued at more than $1,000.

Police received a report Monday that a thief stole property valued between $1,000 and $15,000 from the 1900 block of Elm Avenue.

Police received a report Monday that a thief stole property valued at more than $1,000 from the 2800 block of Dottie Lane.

Police received a report Monday that a thief stole property valued between $1,000 and $20,000 from the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 6&50.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A man in the 400 block of Fox Run Court reported early Tuesday that someone cut him with a knife outside his apartment.

Steven Ian Lloyd Bly, 18, 618 Americana Drive, was arrested Monday on suspicion he stole a pair of tennis shoes from Wal-Mart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., and gave them to a 15-year-old boy.

A woman in the 600 block of 31 Road reported Monday that a thief stole items valued at more than $500 from a truck.


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