Blotter, July 1, 2011

Meth sting nets one arrest

A Grand Junction man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly purchased a pound of methamphetamine during an arranged drug buy with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force.

Mark Andrew Nelson, 49, 2853 North Ave., was jailed on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

According to an arrest affidavit, a task force officer and a confidential informant delivered the meth to Nelson in the parking lot of Kmart, 2809 North Ave.

Drunken drivers targeted

Grand Valley law-enforcement agencies are among more than 100 agencies in Colorado that will boost drunken-driving patrols and post sobriety checkpoints this Fourth of July weekend as part of a summerlong “100 Days of Heat” campaign.

This weekend’s enforcement period began Thursday evening and will continue through 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The Colorado State Patrol, Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and Grand Junction Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Sunday.

During last year’s Fourth of July crackdown, half of the 10 traffic fatalities that occurred in the state involved alcohol, and 620 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to CDOT.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Katie M. Anderson, 27, 585 25 1/2 Road, No. 29, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct after she allegedly assaulted another woman after a concert at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St.

A thief entered an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of North 18th Street on Tuesday and stole property valued at less than $100.

A vandal caused more than $1,000 in damage to property in the 1800 block of Bunting Avenue on Monday.

A thief entered a vehicle in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 on Saturday and stole items valued at more than $1,000.

A vandal damaged a vehicle in the area of Third and Main streets June 24 and stole items valued at less than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies received a report that someone identifying himself as a Drug Enforcement Administration agent called a home in the 700 block of Foxwood Court every Tuesday for the past month, requesting a phone call back.

Deputies received a report Wednesday that a thief entered a home in the 400 block of Chatfield Circle sometime between June 24 and Wednesday and stole jewelry valued at $9,000.

A thief entered a vehicle in the 400 block of Aspen Grove Drive on Tuesday and stole items valued at $30.

Deputies received a report that someone broke a window on a home in the 400 block of East Grove Drive. Damage was estimated at $300.


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