Police Blotter, May 16, 2010

Shoplifting suspect is 86

Anna Petranovich, 86, address unavailable, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of shoplifting at City Market, 2830 North Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The merchandise involved was valued at under $100.

Knife, pot are alleged

Richard Espino, 30, 531 Coronado Court in Clifton, was arrested Friday on suspicion of several charges, including possession of a weapon by a previous offender, after a traffic stop by a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy near 29 and F roads.

A deputy stopped Espino after observing several cracks in his windshield, according to an arrest affidavit. A bag containing 1 to 2 ounces of suspected marijuana was recovered, while the deputy found a folding knife in Espino’s pocket, the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Items valued at more than $1,000 were reported missing Friday at a vacant building in the area of First Street and Colorado Avenue.

A burglar attempted May 9 to break into a building at 1563 U.S. Highway 50, causing slightly more than $1,000 in damage.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A 36-year-old man was contacted Friday after he was found stumbling in traffic in the area of 32 Road and Mesa Avenue.

The man reportedly was trying to stop traffic, asking for money and a ride. He was taken to Colorado West Mental Health for a medical evaluation.

A woman in the 2900 block of B Road reported Friday that she recently found her vehicles were tampered with, but she found no damage to her cars. She suspected neighborhood kids.

A woman in the 400 block of 32 Road reported Friday that she returned home to find the back door open. Nothing was missing or damaged.


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