Blotter, Oct. 14, 2009

Wheelchair causes alarm

A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy on Monday reported assisting a woman in a powered wheelchair in the area of 32 Road and Interstate 70 Business Loop. The woman was operating “in traffic paying no attention to passing vehicles,” while moving through a red light and crossing the highway. Deputies stopped the woman in a parking lot and waited with her until caretakers arrived.

Suspect at large in

strong-arm robbery

Grand Junction police said a man suspected of robbing a local woman of prescription drugs was still at-large as of early Tuesday evening. The suspect, a white male in his 20s who was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, grey sweatshirt and white shorts, grabbed a bag of prescription drugs from a customer exiting Rite Aid Pharmacy, 44 N. First St., before fleeing on foot. Nobody was injured and no weapons were seen during the incident, which happened at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Steven Maros, 48, address unknown, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree trespassing after he allegedly unlawfully entered a residence in the 2800 block of Orchard Avenue.

A vehicle was reportedly scratched Monday in the 500 block of Rockaway Avenue, causing damage estimated at more than $1,000.

A 40-year-old woman Tuesday was uninjured after the car she was driving ran off G Road, near the intersection with 27 1/2 Road, while knocking down power lines. The accident happened just before 2 p.m. G Road between 26 1/2 Road and Galaxy Drive was closed for several hours.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A man in 3000 block of E 1/2 Road in Clifton reported Monday that someone entered a locked trailer on his property and harassed livestock. No suspect information was reported.

Some 80 feet of copper wiring on a communications tower at 34 and C roads was reported stolen on Monday. An investigation remains active.


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