Blotter, Oct. 17, 2010

Girl, 17, falls from vehicle

A 17-year-old Fruita girl was hospitalized after reportedly falling out of a moving vehicle on 18 Road in the predawn hours Saturday, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. The Sheriff’s Department said an investigation is active. It did not have an update on her condition Saturday evening.

Sis reports sibling trickery

Tamara M. Derby, 31, 2385 Springside Court, was arrested on suspicion of felony attempt to influence a public servant, identity theft and perjury, among other counts, after she allegedly forged her sister’s name on a traffic ticket and appeared in court using her sister’s identity, according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit alleges Derby’s sister became aware of the fraud after receiving a failure-to-appear notice, but couldn’t recall getting a ticket.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A thief burglarized a home Thursday in the 2200 block of Idella Court, resulting in a loss of more than $1,000 in property.

Jevan Ochoa, 24, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief in the 2600 block of G Road.

Staff at A Pawn Shop, 353 Pitkin Ave., reported Friday it received a shotgun that had been reported stolen in North Carolina.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman in the 53000 block of Colorado Highway 330 in Molina reported Friday that someone smashed windows in her vehicle, causing roughly $500 in damage.

A woman reported Friday that someone damaged the center console of her vehicle parked in the 2900 block of North Avenue.

Andrew Distel, 28, 775 Kennedy Ave., was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license near the intersection of F and Gerken roads.


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