Blotter, Nov. 15, 2010

Stove fire in home

A Grand Junction house caught fire early Sunday morning. The cause was believed to be a wood-burning stove.

Firefighters responded to 2211 Avenal Court about 4:40 a.m. Sunday and saw smoke coming from the roof and eaves around the vent for a wood-burning stove, the Grand Junction Fire Department said.

Firefighters pulled down interior ceiling around the stove and contained the fire to the attic around the stove pipe. The fire was extinguished by 5:15 a.m.

The fire’s cause is under investigation. Damage was limited to the attic and the ceiling of the room where the stove is. Smoke damage was minor, the fire department said.

Harassment alleged

Kim Maurice Fuerst, 60, 2705 Midway Ave., was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of harassment, menacing and possessing a firearm while being intoxicated.

Grand Junction police went to Fuerst’s house, where one person accused Fuerst of physical harassment and a second person accused Fuerst of using a deadly weapon to make him fear for his life.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

James Charles Bonati, 43, 150 Fifth St. Southwest, Cedaredge, and a second suspect have been accused of entering an area of Kmart that wasn’t open to the public Thursday evening and taking items valued at less than $1,000.

A thief entered the laundry room of a home in the 1400 block of Elm Avenue Saturday morning and took items valued at $1,300.

A thief broke into a car parked on the 500 block of Garden Cress Court oin Saturday afternoon and stole property valued at less than $500. The suspect then used credit or debit cards stolen from the vehicle to make purchases.

A thief took items and damaged property in the 400 block of Rockwood Lane on Saturday afternoon. The property damaged belongs to the suspect and another person. Damage was estimated at $60,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Kenneth Robert Carpenter, 25, was arrested Sunday morning in the 3200 block of Intertate 70 Business Loop on suspicion of disorderly conduct and harassment.

A thief took a .22 magnum revolver valued at $140 from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of 30 3/4 Road early Sunday morning and took $15 in cash.

A woman reported to deputies that the motion sensors outside her home in the 400 block of 32 Road went off late Saturday night. She told deputies she saw two white males in their late teens, wearing black Carhartt jackets, running from her property. She said there was no damage to her vehicles and that they hadn’t been entered.


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