Police Blotter, March 19, 2010

Vandals bash windshields

Vandals caused thousands of dollars of damage Tuesday night to at least eight vehicles, smashing front and back windshields in and near the downtown Clifton area, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Vehicle owners in the area called the Sheriff’s Department between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. Damages were estimated at about $400 to each of the windshields.

Dove Creek man found OK

A missing Dove Creek man was found uninjured Thursday after he spent the night outdoors in rural Montrose County, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department.

Bert Sanders, 58, was found by Montrose County search and rescue workers Thursday morning near Coyote Draw in Silveys Pocket.

Sanders was riding his all-terrain vehicle until it got stuck in the mud Wednesday. He was not injured, and workers recovered the ATV, according to the Sheriff’s Department, which was part of a multicounty effort to find Sanders.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A thief stole a vehicle Monday from the 1200 block of Houston Avenue. The vehicle is valued at more than $10,000.

A thief stole money and an automobile from a Grand Junction woman, who reported the theft Tuesday. The loss was more than $10,000.

A person was assaulted Tuesday with a weapon near the intersection of 29 and Patterson roads.

A spoiler valued at more than $1,000 was stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Houston Avenue, it was reported Wednesday.

A report was made of a sexual assault   Thursday in the southwest area of the city.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Tony Dale Steel, 50, and Denise Abbott, 55, received summonses at about 3 a.m. Friday on suspicion of stealing hay in the 1200 block of 16 Road in Loma.

Danyale Lee Richardson, 23, homeless, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of identity theft, failure to appear in court on a warrant and a probation violation.

Patrick Joe Murphy, 2812 Niagra Circle, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree burglary, theft of less than $500 and third-degree trespassing.


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