Blotter, Oct. 6, 2010

Magazine scam reported

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday two residents in the 3100 block of Carlton Court reported on Monday they had given money to door-to-door salesmen offering magazine subscriptions who falsely claimed the proceeds will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps. The scams are similar to reports received last week, which involved individuals claiming they were selling subscriptions to benefit Mesa State College. Residents are urged to contact authorities if approached by suspected scam artists.

Students cited in food theft

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said four juveniles, who are students at Grand Valley Middle School near Parachute, were cited after an investigation showed they had stolen food items from the school’s cafeteria. The sheriff’s department received the report Monday and released the kids to their parents after being cited.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A business in the 700 block of South Avenue was reportedly burglarized Monday. Someone forced their way into the business, while damaging the interior and stealing property. Loss is estimated at $1,500.

Three juveniles were issued a summons Sunday for suspicion of possession of marijuana in the 1100 block of White Avenue.

Brandi Hager, 31, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of theft at 1700 Christopher Way.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Two solar-powered lights were reported stolen Monday from a home in the 600 block of Helena St. in Clifton. There was no suspect information.

A woman reported Monday that children have been entering an abandoned home in the 400 block of East Grove Avenue, where she later found damage totalling about $1,000.


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