Police Blotter, Nov. 22, 2009

Teen charged as adult

Arturo Mendoza, 17, 825 E. Ottley St. in Fruita, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Friday on suspicion of aggravated robbery, felony committing a violent crime, menacing, misdemeanor theft and possession of a handgun by a juvenile as a first offense.

Mendoza was booked with a direct juvenile filing, meaning he’s being charged as an adult. An arrest warrant affidavit wasn’t immediately available Saturday from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Pickup allegedly stolen

Joshua McCleary, 28, 3701 8.4 Road in Glade Park, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of second-degree auto theft after he allegedly stole a pickup from a home in the 400 block of 31 1/4 Road.

According to an arrest affidavit, McCleary told deputies he “just wanted to leave” after he and several friends in the predawn hours of Friday were dropped off at a house where “he didn’t know anybody.” He said he couldn’t afford cab fare.

McCleary was booked separately at the jail on a suspected parole violation.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Jordan Leanio, 18, of Grand Junction, address unavailable, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of physical harassment after he allegedly pushed and slapped another person.

Two girls, ages 15 and 16, and a boy, 17, were issued summonses Thursday at 1400 North Fifth St. on suspicion of third-degree burglary and theft.

One of the girls allegedly had under an ounce of marijuana. All three were released to their parents.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman in the 400 block of Coronado Way reported Friday that the front and rear license plates had been stolen off her parked vehicle.

Deputies on Friday investigated a report of a window being broken at a home in the 3100 block of East Mandarin Court. Deputies determined no crime was committed.


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