Police Blotter, March 30, 2010

Well-armed man arrested

Mesa County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man staying on Bureau of Land Management land north of Grand Junction Sunday after finding him with a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons.

Deputies arrested Troy Clayton Goad, 36, 3202 W. Downey Circle, on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of a concealed weapon. Deputies said in an arrest affidavit they found the shotgun and a rifle in the back of Goad’s truck, two guns in holsters strapped to his side and seven knives on his body. The guns were all loaded and chambered, according to the affidavit. Officers also found bird talons, antlers and prescription drugs in Goad’s truck.

One gun, the holsters, knives and talons were booked into evidence.

Animals neglected

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and Mesa County Animal Services are investigating a family after sheriff’s deputies found more than 23 animals at the home.

Deputies responded to a call of a possible trespass incident Sunday at the home in the 300 block of 29 Road. The trespassing situation turned out to be a civil matter, but deputies said they found several farm animals on the property that were out of water and needed care for wounds. Some horses also needed hoof care.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Joseph F. Wright, 22, was arrested Monday on suspicion of damaging a window at 1560 North Ave. The damage caused an estimated loss of less than $1,000 to the business.

Michael O’Connor, 22, was issued a summons Sunday at 12th Street and North Avenue for suspected possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and driving a defective vehicle.

Burglary, criminal mischief and theft was reported at 520 W. Hall Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Travis Wade Koncher, 20, was arrested Sunday at 590 Cleveland St. on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia and bringing drugs into a detention facility.

A vandal painted the back windshield of a vehicle Sunday in the 500 block of Hornbaker Court.

Someone stole $60 in cash from an unlocked vehicle parked Sunday in the 500 block of East Valley Drive.

A man reported Sunday that a thief stole a homemade Kokopelli statue from his yard in the 3000 block of Bookcliff Avenue. The statue weighed approximately 50 pounds and was valued around $500.

A vandal broke a vehicle’s rear window between 2 and 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Swift Fox Court, causing $450 in damage.

A woman reported Sunday that a man threatened to shoot her dog after it ran into a pasture containing a cow and chased two small dogs in the 3500 block of Grand Valley Canal Road.


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