Blotter, Oct. 29, 2010

Assault alleged in arrest

A resident of a Palisade adult-care facility was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of striking an 84-year-old man with a cane at the facility, according to Palisade police.

David Martin Ankenman, 47, was jailed on suspicion of second-degree assault and assault on an at-risk adult.

According to an arrest affidavit, a police officer found the 84-year-old man with a small cut, a large bruise and a swollen spot near his right elbow at The Retreat at Palisade, 3781 Heritage Lane. The cane was broken six to eight inches from the bottom.

Ankenman told the officer he hit the 84-year-old man with the cane because the alleged victim had knocked him down.

“I then explained to David that it was not okay to hit anyone with a weapon just because they had been knocked down,” the officer wrote in the affidavit.

Drug, gun offenses alleged

A Clifton man was arrested early Thursday morning after he was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of suspected drugs and a number of handguns, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Jason Christopher Payne, 27, 3237 E 1/2 Road, was jailed on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, tampering with evidence and a number of traffic violations after he was stopped for driving without headlights and displaying fictitious license plates in the 300 block of Third Street in Clifton.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl were issued summonses Wednesday after they allegedly tried to steal merchandise from Target, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Someone stole a vehicle from the 400 block of 28 1/2 Road early Thursday morning.

Someone entered a home in the 400 block of North 18th Street on Wednesday, stealing property valued at less than $1,000 and causing less than $500 in damage.

Someone attempted to force entry into a building in the 400 block of Ouray Avenue on Tuesday, causing less than $500 in damage.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jeanette Adelle Burgess, 60, 1489 10 Road, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant on suspicion of theft of rental equipment valued at more than $20,000.

Kathryn Nicole Crawford, 25, homeless, was arrested early Thursday morning in the 3200 block of F Road on suspicion of tampering with evidence and carrying a concealed weapon.

A woman in the 400 block of Wedgewood Avenue reported Wednesday that someone scratched her son’s vehicle, causing an estimated $1,200 in damage.

A woman in the 3100 block of Price Ditch Road reported Wednesday that someone entered her home and stole more than $4,000 in property.


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