Blotter, Sept. 2, 2010

School locked down

The Opportunity Center, 1129 Colorado Ave., was locked down for nearly an hour Wednesday after a man was reported to be harassing students outside the building, Grand Junction Police Department Sgt. Derek Rosales said.

Rosales said the school was locked down as a safety precaution. The man fled when officers arrived. He was found in an apartment in the 100 block of South 11th St. and arrested, the Police Department said.

He was taken to Colorado West Mental Health for an evaluation.

Fruita student sprayed

About 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a 17-year-old boy told authorities he and a female friend, both students, were walking in front of Fruita Monument High School when they heard someone running toward them, as if the person was attempting to catch up to them, according to Fruita Police Chief Mark Angelo.

The boy turned toward the person behind him and was sprayed with either mace or pepper spray, Angelo said. The suspect, a white man, left in an unknown direction.

The Fruita Police Department is working with the high school to identify the suspect, Angelo said.

Drug offenses alleged

Steven Power, 33, of Aurora, was arrested Aug. 24 in the Vail area on suspicion of possession of Oxycodone, distribution of Oxycodone, violation of a restraining order for possession a .45-caliber handgun and failure to signal for a required lane change, according to the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team based in Glenwood Springs.

TRIDENT conducted an investigation before arresting Power, according to a news release.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Someone sexually assaulted a child in the southern part of the city. The incident was reported Tuesday. An investigation is ongoing.

Someone fraudulently used another person’s credit card number to charge less than $1,000 worth of items on the Internet on Tuesday.

Two 16-year-old boys were ticketed for drug-related offenses Monday at Grand Junction High School.

Someone broke into a vehicle parked near 25 Road and U.S. Highway 6&50 on Tuesday. The person moved the vehicle, damaged it and took electronics from inside. Total damage and loss was estimated at more than $20,000, including the value of the vehicle, although the vehicle was only moved, not stolen.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Adam Gerald Thesing, 20, 340 34 Road in Palisade, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Someone drove a vehicle onto the front lawn of a home and tore up the grass in the 400 block of Sundown Drive on Tuesday.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

Edwin Lawrence MacLeod, 44, of Rifle, was arrested Monday near Carbondale on suspicion of eluding a police officer, obstructing a police officer, driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal trespass and several traffic offenses. MacLeod was accused of failing to pull over for a deputy. The deputy also arrested MacLeod’s passenger, Penny Lee Arnett, 39, of Silt, on suspicion of obstructing an officer.


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