Blotter, Sept. 3, 2010

DUI checkpoints planned

Grand Valley law enforcement agencies will ramp up enforcement of drunken-driving laws this holiday weekend by conducting two sobriety checkpoints in various locations across Mesa County.

The Colorado State Patrol reported that state troopers, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and the Grand Junction Police Department will conduct roving checkpoints tonight and Saturday.

The crackdown will wrap up the state’s “100 Days of Heat” summer DUI campaign. A total of 191 people were killed in drunken-driving accidents on Colorado roadways in 2009, according to the State Patrol.

Liquor store burglarized

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is looking for the public’s help in solving a burglary at a Battlement Mesa liquor store earlier this week.

Authorities say someone entered Guzzler Liquor Store, 73 Sipperell Drive, sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Monday by smashing the glass front with a rock. The person then stole several bottles of liquor.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 970-945-0101 or log onto and click the “Report a Tip” tab. Callers remain anonymous and can earn up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Spencer Kenneth Jensen, 22, 2491 Fountain Greens Place, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged property in the area of 27 and G roads.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jerome Dale Mayes, 44, 1748 Escalante St., was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief and harassment.

A woman living in the 2100 block of McKinley Court reported Wednesday that someone broke a window in her truck.


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