Police Blotter, Nov. 7, 2009

Work release escapee held

Fruita police arrested Amber Kay Henschel, 20, and Damien Michael Richards, 19, on Thursday after Richards escaped from Mesa County work release.

Officers arrested Henschel first. They said they saw her getting out of a car that turned out to be stolen from Richards’ grandmother and arrested Henschel while she was inside Walgreens. An officer saw a man whom police presumed to be Richards leave the car while Henschel was in the store. Officers arrested Richards outside City Market.

Henschel was booked on suspicion of theft by receiving, conspiracy, resisting arrest, being an accessory to crime and aiding an escapee. Richards was booked on suspicion of theft by receiving, conspiracy and aiding escape on a class four felony. Both appeared in court via video Friday.

Police open house in Delta

The Delta Police Department, 215 W. Fifth St., will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Refreshments will be provided. People can take a tour of the building and get to know the supervisors and administrative staff.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Stephanie Pfauth, 25, was issued a summons Tuesday alleging that she embezzled from Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Jason Payne, 26, and Ashley Stevens, 23, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing drugs and paraphernalia.

Someone unlawfully entered a building at New Horizons Foursquare Church, 641 Horizon Drive, and removed property valued at more than $1,000 Thursday.

Someone broke the window of a vehicle parked Thursday in the 2600 block of Belford Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Kyle Richard, 22, was arrested Friday in the 400 block of Topaz Drive on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and failure to appear on a warrant.

Someone cut the locks off an enclosed trailer and stole approximately $864 in property Thursday. The trailer was parked at V Road and Highway 330 in Collbran.

Deputies took a complaint of harassment Thursday at 2915 Orchard Ave. from a woman who said two people asked her whether she took two boxes left behind from an eviction in the same apartment building. The woman denied taking the boxes.


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