Blotter, Jan. 14 2011

Predator returns to city

Grand Junction police Thursday issued a bulletin notifying the community that a sexually violent predator is moving back into the city.

Carl Vincent Avery, 47, was released from the Colorado Department of Corrections and discharged from parole this week and has moved into the Rescue Mission, 550 South Ave.

Avery has been convicted of sexual assault on a child and sexual assault in Mesa County and attempted sexual assault in Garfield County. According to the bulletin, Avery would engage in grooming behavior with teenage girls by providing alcohol to them and then assault them.

The public can watch an educational video about sexually violent predators by either going to the Police Department link on the city’s website,, or by tuning into Mesa County Cable Channel 12 at noon, 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. today or at 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

State law allows law enforcement to notify the public of a sex offender’s release when the offender has been determined to be a sexually violent predator.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Leticia Aguilar, 33, 480 28 1/4 Road, No. 32, was arrested Wednesday in the 500 block of 25 Road after she allegedly struck another person and destroyed his phone. She was jailed on suspicion of harassment, obstructing telephone service, criminal mischief and an immigration violation.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman in the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue reported Wednesday that someone was kicking the door of her apartment. Upon arrival, deputies determined the person was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and had mistaken the woman’s apartment for her friend’s apartment.


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