Police Blotter, Oct. 23, 2009

Wendy’s robber sought

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for the man who robbed the Wendy’s restaurant at 3207 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Clifton, just before 10 p.m. on Oct. 16.

The man had a black handgun, moved employees to the freezer area of the restaurant, held the manager at gunpoint and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man is described as Hispanic or black, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes. He wore an Echo brand white hooded sweatshirt and white gloves and had a red bandana on his face during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Calls are anonymous and information could earn a caller up to $1,000.

Fraud attempt reported

A woman told Mesa County deputies that she received two money orders for property advertised in a newspaper on Wednesday. The woman said she did not lose money on the fake money orders but wanted deputies to document the attempted fraud.

A Grand Junction man told deputies Wednesday that he had been defrauded, saying he received an “advanced fee” loan and lost $938.04. Deputies informed the man he should seek loans only from reputable companies.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Samuel Matthews, 31, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion he stole a cell phone valued at $200 from the area of 12th Street and North Avenue.

Daniel Stevens, 49, was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order that prohibited him from drinking. Officers contacted him Wednesday at 104 White Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A Delta man reported his motorcycle as stolen Wednesday. He said he dropped it off at a repair shop at the Grand Junction Business Incubator, 2591 B 3/4 Road, a year ago and noticed recently the shop had closed and that his motorcycle is gone.

Someone damaged the windshield of a car while it was parked in a driveway Wednesday in the 2900 block of Krista Street. The damage is estimated at $200.

A woman living in the 500 block of Hornbaker Court told deputies Wednesday a person continued to harass her, even though she had obtained a restraining order against the person Oct. 16. The person had not been served with the order yet, but he was served after Wednesday’s complaint.


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