Police Blotter, Dec. 13, 2011

Church break-in probed

Forced entry was made into a church Nov. 26, resulting in less than $500 in damage, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The man broke into Koinonia Church at 730 25 Road. He attempted to take items from the church and tried to get into several rooms in the church, according to a reporting party. A door was damaged, but it does not appear the burglar was able to steal anything from the church, according to a Police Department spokeswoman.

The incident is being investigated. Anyone with information about the break-in is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP.

Thefts from cars

The Grand Junction Police Department investigated four reports of people stealing from vehicles on Dec. 6.

At 5 p.m., officers took a report of a burglar entering a vehicle in the 500 block of Elm Drive and taking items valued at less than $1,000 from the vehicle.

Five hours later, officers took a report of a burglar stealing items valued at less than $1,000 from two vehicles in the 2400 block of Jack Creek Road. A half-hour after that, officers took a report of a thief entering a vehicle in the 700 block of Willow Creek Road and taking items valued at less than $500. Jack Creek and Willow Creek roads are located in the Spanish Trails subdivision.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A vehicle was taken without permission Sunday from the 900 block of Orchard Avenue.

Items valued at less than $500 were stolen Sunday from a residence in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road.

A burglar tried to pry open a warehouse entrance Friday in the 900 block of North Avenue, causing less than $1,000 in damage to a door and door frame.

Unlawful sexual contact was alleged with a juvenile July 4 in the northwest part of the city.

A juvenile allegedly sexually assaulted another juvenile Oct. 17 in the northwest part of the city.

Monday’s daily activity report from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was blank.


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