Police Blotter, Dec. 31, 2009

DUI checkpoints planned

The Colorado State Patrol urges people to use designated sober drivers or call for taxi rides if they plan to drink alcohol during the New Year’s Day holiday weekend. Times and locations of drunken-driving checkpoints will not be announced. State troopers cited seven drivers with driving under the influence of alcohol violations during a three-hour checkpoint Dec. 18, State Patrol Capt. Ed Clark said.

Fraud suspect reported

A resident in the 3100 block of Kennedy Avenue on Tuesday reported a possible scam artist operating in the area. A person purporting to be from a company called Direct Energy demanded immediate payment for a $400 energy bill, but the resident told the suspect he had a different energy provider, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Jeffrey Ray Mackey, 24, Littleton, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.

Items valued at less than $1,000 were stolen Dec. 16 from two locked storage units in the 500 block of North First Street.

Items valued at more than $1,000 were stolen Monday from a business in the 2300 block of Grand Park Drive.

Items valued at more than $1,000 were stolen Tuesday from a residence in 2500 block of Madison Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Dennis Lee Wilson II, 23, 3206 Chipeta Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of three misdemeanor counts of child abuse, resisting arrest, two warrants for failing to appear in court on past cases and a felony charge of violating terms of a bail bond.


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