Police Blotter, Dec. 16, 2009

Fake-lawyer suspect

A Parachute man who previously was convicted of impersonating a lawyer was arrested Monday on a warrant alleging the same crime, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Leonard George Wilson, 60, was arrested at the Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of felony criminal impersonation and a parole violation.

According to an arrest affidavit, a man told investigators he gave Wilson $150 as a retainer and expected Wilson would represent him at his Nov. 19 jury trial. Wilson, though, never showed up.

Investigators also spoke with a woman who said Wilson attempted to convince her to hire him to represent her son. But after doing some research she learned Wilson had been convicted in 2003 of impersonating a lawyer, the affidavit said.

Investigators checked with the Colorado Supreme Court and the state Office of Attorney Registration and found no evidence of Wilson being registered as a lawyer.

Firerarms offense alleged

A Grand Junction man was arrested Monday on suspicion he was in possession of five firearm silencers, Grand Junction police reported.

Ronald James Grewe, 54, 2834 C 3/4 Road, could be charged with five counts of felony possession of a dangerous weapon.

Officers responded to Grewe’s home after his roommate reported he and Grewe got into an argument and Grewe threatened to shoot him. Police found the silencers, as well as an AK-47, a shotgun, several collectors’ guns and six handguns inside Grewe’s house and truck, according to an arrest affidavit.

Prescription fraud suspect

A Grand Junction man was arrested Monday on suspicion he presented fake prescriptions at two different pharmacies, Grand Junction police said.

Joshua Aaron Stewart, 19, 2961B Red Cloud Lane, was jailed on suspicion of two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deceit and two counts of second-degree forgery.

Police said Stewart tried to obtain oxycodone at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 400 N. First St., and a City Market pharmacy at St. Mary’s Hospital, 2635 N. Seventh St.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Police received a report Monday that someone wrote more than $1,000 in bad checks to Mesa Jewelers, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Police received a report Monday that someone wrote a counterfeit check for more than $1,000 at a business at 368 Independent Ave.

A thief removed property valued at less than $1,000 from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of East Indian Creek Drive on Monday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A man reported Monday that someone pried the rear window out of his car while it was parked in the 2100 block of Sawyer Drive and stole items from it.

A man reported Monday that his 2000 Dodge Durango was stolen from his home in the 100 block of 32 Road.

A woman reported Monday that someone forced entry into a home in the 3200 block of Downey Avenue and caused damage inside.


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