Police Blotter, Oct. 29, 2009

Tips sought on break-in

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department needs help finding whoever caused $30,000 in damage to Murdoch’s Ranch & Homes Supply store Oct. 23 or Oct. 24. Clothing and tools also were stolen from Murdoch’s, 3217 I-70 Business Loop.

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

3 men accused of threats

Jose Francisco Dan Rodriguez, 18, and Elias Gonzales, 20, both of 2907 Dawn Drive, No. 3, and Miguel Angel Herrera Vaca, 19, of Denver, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threatening multiple people with baseball bats and being involved in a gang-related altercation, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Rodriguez, Gonzalez and Vaca were booked on suspicion of complicity, felony menacing, engaging in a riot and disorderly conduct.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Timothy Joseph Miller, 21, 274 28 1/2 Road, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree arson causing less than $100 in damage.

Someone used another person’s credit card to purchase less than $1,000 in items from 585 24 1/2 Road on Tuesday.

Someone stole a vehicle from 1855 I-70 Business Loop on Tuesday. The car was valued at more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A motorized scooter valued at $2,000 was stolen Tuesday from a driveway in the 500 block of 29 1/2 Road.

About $930 worth of items were stolen from a vehicle parked near the base of Van Mountain on Tuesday. The man who reported the theft said he was helping a friend pack an elk at the time of the theft and heard a diesel truck and multiple all-terrain vehicles in the area.

Someone stole a digital camera valued at $300 from an unlocked vehicle parked in 3000 block of Evanston Avenue on Tuesday.


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