Blotter, Dec. 4, 2009

Burglary report false

Sixteen Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress Wednesday afternoon at 481 Mae St. in Clifton.

Amber Koester, 26, told deputies the suspected burglar had a gun. Deputies searched three residences for the suspect.

They eventually arrested Koester on suspicion of obstruction and false reporting. Jerome Matthews, 33, also was arrested at the scene for having active warrants for his arrest.

Sheriff offers shredding

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will offer free shredding services from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

The event is being offered to help minimize the number of identity theft cases in the county. The Sheriff’s Department recommends the shredding of paycheck statements, check stubs, old tax documents, credit or debit card receipts, bank statements or any documents containing a person’s Social Security number.

A shredding truck will be parked outside the Sheriff’s Department at 215 Rice St. for the four hours, or until the truck is full. Community members also can bring canned food donations or Toys for Tots donations to the event.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

David Silveria, 20, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of harassing a person that he followed in the 500 block of 29 1/2 Road.

A thief stole a check Tuesday from 1711 N. Fifth St. and used another person’s identity to cash a $500 check.

Briane Nicole McNutt, 30, was arrested Oct. 29 in the 500 block of 29 Road on suspicion of possession of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A man was arrested Wednesday in the 400 block of 31 1/4 Road after deputies responded to a fight in the area. Two people went to St. Mary’s Hospital for injuries received in the fight. One person was arrested and released on suspicion of third-degree assault.

Two bicycles were found and turned over to deputies Wednesday at 32 and B 1/2 roads. One bike is silver, and the other is orange.


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