Blotter, Oct. 7, 2010

Voodoo prank reported

A woman reported Tuesday afternoon that she found a dead rabbit tied to her front door of her home in the 2900 block of Dawn Drive.

The woman told the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department that she has had a few incidents involving a woman who claimed to be using voodoo but didn’t know where this woman was.

Mesa County Animal Services was called to remove the dead rabbit.

Telephone fraud suspected

A woman in the 2000 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 in Fruita reported Tuesday that she had received multiple telephone calls from a woman claiming to be an “officer with the United States Justice Department.”

The caller would not identify herself or where she was calling from but wanted the Fruita woman to verify her Social Security number, name and address.

The Fruita woman refused and called authorities.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is reminding residents that anyone claiming to be a law enforcement officer would provide a name, badge number and contact information if asked.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

David Joseph William Toth, 24, 702 Galaxy Drive, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal mischief causing damage between $1,000 and $20,000 at The Bottle Shop, 725 Pitkin Ave., where he was accused of breaking the front door after he was told to leave. Toth also was booked on suspicion of harassment, resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, trespassing and parole violation.

Ten- and 11-year-old boys were ticketed Friday on suspicion of theft at Pear Park Elementary School, 432 30 1/4 Road.

Someone stole less than $500 worth of used tires from a storage area in the 2800 block of North Avenue on Tuesday and caused less than $500 in damage to the storage area.

Two boys ages 15 and 16 were ticketed on suspicion of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1300 block of East Sherwood Drive on Monday.

A sexual assault of a child was reported Tuesday in the northeast area of the city.

Someone stole more than $1,000 worth of items from a locked building in the 1000 block of Teller Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Crystal Elizabeth Osburn, 28, 568 1/2 Villa St., Unit B, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal impersonation.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

Sexual exploitation of a child was reported Tuesday in the Glenwood Springs area.

More than $1,000 worth of items were stolen Tuesday from a residence in the 200 block of Winchester Street in Rifle.


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