Blotter, Nov. 6, 2010

Claims against cops bogus

Travis M. Koehn, 33, 3058 Sandpiper Ave., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony attempt to influence a public servant, plus misdemeanor counts of false reporting, after he allegedly falsely claimed and formally reported he’d been hit with a Taser multiple times during an arrest in October 2009.

Witness accounts showed the story was fabricated, in addition to Koehn’s claims that deputies stole some $500 from his wallet after arresting him, according to arrest affidavit. Koehn admitted he made up claims about missing $500, the affidavit said. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department had sent the case to the Grand Junction Police Department for an investigation.

Drug buy near school

Sergio V. Ortiz, 37, 629 Highland Drive, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance after he allegedly sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant at a residence in the 500 block of 29 1/4 Road. Ortiz also was booked on suspicion of being a special offender because the alleged deal happened within roughly 800 feet of Bookcliff Middle School. Ortiz has a hold by federal immigration officials as a suspected illegal immigrant, which prevents him from posting bond at the Mesa County Jail.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A man driving a Dodge Durango on Thursday night reportedly threw a beer bottle and shattered the windshield of another vehicle at 12th Street and Horizon Drive.

Taylor S. Colton, 40, address unavailable, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of illegal camping in the 500 block of North First Street.

Richard E. Armendariz, 33, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the 100 block of North First Street.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Skyler K. Norton, 18, 3192 Kennedy Ave., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony trespassing, possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor theft, after he allegedly was seen removing items from an unlocked car in the 500 block of Chatfield Circle. An arrest affidavit said Norton had roughly 5 grams of suspected cocaine.

Deputies Thursday took two reports, involving separate residences in the 3600 block of G Road in Palisade, about items being stolen from unlocked vehicles.

Roughly $2,300 in items were reported stolen after someone forced entry at a storage unit in the 500 block of Centennial Road.

A man in the 3000 block of Silver Court reported someone shot holes with a paint-ball gun through his vinyl fence. Damage was estimated at $150.

A man in the 2900 block of Dawn Drive reported Thursday that someone stole his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am from his driveway. Deputies learned the vehicle was repossessed.

A woman in the 3000 block of Fruitwood Drive reported Thursday that someone broke out the back windshield of her car, causing about $300 in damage.


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