Blotter, Nov. 13, 2010

Text message part of scam

The Grand Junction Police Department is warning residents about a new scam that involves scammers sending a text message to a person asking them to call a toll-free number and provide account numbers and passwords over the phone.

The new scam is called “smishing,” a combination of short message service (texting) and phishing, the act of a scammer requesting a victim’s personal information via e-mail.

A news release from the Police Department advises anyone who gets a text message asking them to call a toll free number and provide personal information to enter that number in a search engine to see if it’s legitimate.

Also, always use company customer-service numbers provided online or in a directory rather than using one sent in a text message.

Robbery suspects sought

The Carbondale Police Department and Garfield County Crime Stoppers are seeking information that would lead to the arrest of three men suspected of robbing a home.

The three men allegedly were carrying guns when they entered a home at 11 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the 900 block of Cowen Drive in Carbondale. They took an unspecified amount of money and some medical marijuana from the home and injured an occupant of the home during the robbery, according to Garfield County Crime Stoppers. The suspects reportedly left in a dark Toyota Camry sedan.

Two of the suspects are described as 5-foot, 7-inch Hispanic men between the ages of 18 and 25, and one weighs about 160 pounds while the other weighs closer to 200 pounds.

The third suspect is a white man in his late teens. No size information was provided for him.

Anyone with information about the suspects can leave an anonymous tip at 970-945-0101 or garcocrimestoppers.com and earn up to $1,000.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Krysta Morris, 19, Joseph Trujillo, 26, and Jennifer Isley, 26, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing more than $500 worth of property from Wal-Mart and trying to sell the items to Hastings.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assaulting a girl at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

On Thursday, a skateboard valued at $200 was stolen from a store parking lot at 2148 Broadway.

Deputies told two women to stay away from each other after one reported to deputies the other “flipped her off” Thursday afternoon in the Fruitvale Elementary School parking lot.

A thief took items valued at $3,000 Thursday from a residence in the 3000 block of D 1/2 Road.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

Two juveniles were issued summonses Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a computer from a school in Glenwood Springs.

A Grand Junction man reported Monday that someone in the Rifle area is using the man’s Social Security number to obtain energy services.

Six doors valued at $1,800 were taken from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Colorado Highway 133 outside Carbondale, it was reported Wednesday.


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