Blotter, Oct. 23, 2010

Kevin Lininger

Maria Salazar

Keith Fletcher

Three accused of drug offenses

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force arrested three people on suspicion of drug-related crimes Thursday in two separate incidents.

Keith Fletcher, 44, and Maria Salazar, age unavailable, were arrested in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2881 North Ave., on suspicion of the sale and possession of methamphetamine.

Kevin Roy Lininger, 31, was arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of heroin at the intersection of Orchard Avenue and 18th Street.

Both incidents involved the use of an undercover officer conducting a “controlled buy” of the drugs.

Vandals damage cars

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department responded to several vandalism incidents Thursday in the areas of Arlington Drive and Oxford Avenue.

The incidents included: rocks being thrown at several vehicles, including the back window of a 2010 silver GMC pickup, causing more than $500 in damage; damage to a 2007 Chevrolet pickup and a 2007 Jeep Liberty estimated at $1,500; damage to a silver 2001 Ford Expedition estimated at $400; and damage to a gold 1992 Ford Tempo estimated at $100.

Three cited for petty offenses

Don’t smoke, litter or leave the curb too suddenly as three people were cited for doing so Wednesday by the Grand Junction Police Department in three separate incidents.

Randy Finch, 46, was ticketed at 424 Pitkin Ave. on suspicion of smoking in a public park.

Jeremiah Rom, 27, was ticketed in the 900 block of Seventh Street for littering.

And Kenneth Wheeler, 29, was ticketed at the intersection of Fifth Street and Ute Avenue on suspicion of “disregarding a traffic control light and suddenly leaving the curb.”

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Someone threw a pumpkin at a mailbox in the 800 block of 21 1/2 Road on Thursday, causing about $50 in damage.

Someone stole items from a vehicle parked Thursday in the 500 block of 30 Road, taking items valued at more than $250.


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