Police Blotter, Aug. 17, 2010

‘Predator’ in Grand Junction on the move

Juan Vallejo, 53, a state-labeled sexually violent predator, will be moving from Grand Junction’s Rescue Mission, 550 South Ave., to be homeless in the area of Fifth Street and the Gunnison River, the Grand Junction Police Department said Monday. Notifications by police agencies are required by state law when SVPs move. Vallejo was classified by a judge as a sexually violent predator following a 2002 conviction for attempted sexual assault.

Man suspected of menacing off-duty cop

Mark S. Perry, 41, of Craig, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony menacing after he allegedly brandished a handgun at the driver of another vehicle, an off-duty Mesa County Sheriff’s deputy, in the area of Power Road and Broadway following a verbal dispute between the drivers over traffic lanes. Perry’s vehicle was stopped on Colorado Highway 340, near the entrance to Colorado National Monument, and a Glock semiautomatic handgun was found under the driver’s seat, according to an arrest affidavit. The off-duty deputy told arresting officers that Perry allegedly pulled the weapon up to his shoulder, before stating, “see this, (expletive),” the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Sherrie Steele, 34, address unavailable, was issued a summons Sunday for suspicion of unnecessary noise in the 3100 block of Summit Meadows Court.

• Bianca Romero, 18, and Joseph Valdez, 19, were issues summonses Saturday for suspicion of obstructing a peace officer and underage consumption of alcohol in the area of Ninth Street and Colorado Avenue.

• Alexander Bartlett, 18, and Brandon Cambron, 18, were issued summonses Saturday for suspicion of theft and underage possession of alcohol in the 2800 block of North Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies received a request for extra patrols Sunday after a series of recent thefts from autos in the 500 block of 29 1/2 Road.

• A resident in the 600 block of Fort Uncompahgre Road reported Sunday finding damage to the front door in what was suspected as an attempted burglary.

• Items valued at $550 were reported missing Sunday after being removed from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 600 block of American Manor Road.


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