Police blotter: Oct. 1, 2009

Arrest after bus stop chat

Edward Howard Pomeroy, 74, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child enticement after several students waiting at a bus stop at 33 Road and Lombardy Lane reported that Pomeroy smelled of alcohol and asked one of the girls to go somewhere with him, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A Clifton Elementary School employee saw Pomeroy speaking to the children at the bus stop and later identified him to authorities, according to his arrest affidavit.

Pomeroy told authorities he was just worried about the children’s safety and asked them to step away from the road while they were waiting for the bus, the affidavit said.

Police seek arson suspect

The Grand Junction Police Department is asking the public to help it find the person or people suspected of stealing property from 319 Pitkin Ave. and setting the house on fire July 1.

The arson fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the house.

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Michael Lee Knox, 41, homeless, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of simple robbery, assaulting an at-risk adult/juvenile and two counts of third-degree assault for an alleged fight at Whitman Park.

Richard Alan Sears, 46, homeless, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of felony menacing for allegedly threatening two people with a knife in Whitman Park.

Trevor James Lenox, 25, address unavailable, was arrested Tuesday at the Police Department on suspicion of introduction of contraband, possession of a controlled substance and having two Garfield County warrants.

Someone tried to use counterfeit bills in the 500 block of 25 1/2 Road on Tuesday.

Someone broke into a large storage building at 356 27 1/2 Road at some point during the past couple weeks. More than $1,000 worth of automotive equipment was stolen. There is no suspect information.

Someone shot holes in two windows at Thomas Hunn Jewelers between Saturday and Tuesday. Damage is more than $1,000. There are similarities between this report and other reports of downtown businesses having windows shot at with a BB gun.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of 30 1/4 Road on a report that a juvenile boy was getting bad grades and not listening to his parents. Deputies advised everyone on possible solutions.


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