Blotter, Oct. 17, 2009

Man accused of threats

Dennis Eugene Stover, 42, transient, was arrested Thursday on allegations he attempted to rob two juveniles who were driving a truck in an alley near First Street and Grand Avenue, Grand Junction police said.

Stover could be charged with a felony count of robbery. He is being held in the Mesa County Jail on $2,000 bond.

The juveniles told officers a man was pushing a cart in the alley Thursday morning when he yelled at them as they drove past him. They stopped to see if he needed something, and he approached the passenger window, reached into his cart, pulled out something they believed to be a knife or pipe and began shaking it violently. The man told them he would stab them if they didn’t give him all their money, according to an arrest affidavit.

The juveniles drove away and found an officer in the area. Police found a man, later identified as Dennis Eugene Stover, matching the suspect’s description in the parking lot of Subway, questioned him about the alleged encounter and took him into custody, the affidavit said. His statements to police were redacted from the report.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Police received a report Thursday that a known person entered a vehicle in the 2400 block of Patterson Road, stole items valued at less than $1,000 and intimidated a witness.

Police received a report Thursday that someone entered the fenced yard of a business in the 700 block of 23 1/2 Road and stole items valued at less than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jeremiah Lee Crider, 18, 1307 15 1/2 Road, was arrested Thursday on a warrant on suspicion of stealing between $1,000 and $20,000, first-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Maricella Angelina Lozano, 23, 3216 Bunting Ave., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of theft of less than $500, criminal impersonation and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction. She also had a warrant out for her arrest.

A man living in the 2100 block of Saguaro Road reported Thursday that a 30-inch-tall wooden bear statute was stolen from his front porch.


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