Blotter, Oct. 2, 2010

Pit bull shot by officer

A pit bull dog was shot by a Mesa County sheriff’s investigator Friday in De Beque after the animal reportedly charged the investigator.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the investigator was knocking on a door around noon at 497 Denver Ave. when the dog walked onto the front porch and “lunged” at the investigator. The dog was shot in the head, but was expected to live, Benjamin said.  An internal investigation has begun.

Two investigators were at the home for follow-up work on a case, Benjamin said.

Magazine sales suspicious

Authorities Friday said a suspect faces a possible felony charge of charitable fraud after a report received Thursday involving a person selling magazine subscriptions as a fundraiser for Mesa State College.

The person was contacted by authorities and was found to be working for American Cash Award Inc., Unique Subscription Agency Inc. and ACA Clearinghouse. Any victims of the suspected fraud scheme are asked to call 970-242-6707.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Max Sliter, 45, address unavailable, was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of theft at Suehiro, 541 Main St.

Property valued at more than $1,000 was reported missing Thursday after a burglary at a home in the 700 block of 26 Road.

Jerry Bijolle, 47, address unavailable, was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of being a pedestrian intoxicated in the roadway after being contacted near the intersection of South U.S. Highway 50 and Ouray Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A man in the 3200 block of F Road reported Thursday that a thief had removed a door off a vehicle parked outside his home.

A man in the 600 block of Maurine Lane reported Thursday two men were seen in the area trying to enter parked vehicles. Deputies were unable to find anyone matching suspects’ descriptions.

A man in the 3000 block of E Road reported Thursday that someone had shattered a glass solar panel near his home.


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