Blotter, Oct. 3, 2010

Phone thief plays nasty

A man called the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Friday morning after realizing he lost his $600 iPhone at the Escalante Boat Ramp near Whitewater.

The man told authorities that his phone had apparently been found by someone who began using the phone to post inappropriate comments and photos on Facebook, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The man was told to cancel his phone.

Deputies nab fugitive

The Garfield County and Pitkin County sheriff’s departments worked together to apprehended fugitive Shane Allen Nicholson Monday evening in a cabin in the Thomasville area. Thomasville is a small, rural town in the Upper Frying Pan Valley in Pitkin County.

Nicholson was wanted on a state felony parole violation, a felony failure to appear warrant, felony vehicular eluding and a misdemeanor failure to comply warrant. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Nathan Coca, 23, was ticketed Friday near Patterson and 25 roads for allegedly leaving the scene of a vehicle accident, obstructing an officer, misusing a mobile communication device while driving, DUI, DUI per se, and no proof of insurance.

Someone stole a vehicle valued at more than $1,000 from the 800 block of N. 26th Street Friday.

Five boys, ages 14 to 16, were ticketed at Seventh Street and Glenwood Avenue Wednesday for ignoring a traffic control device. One juvenile boy also was ticketed for underage possession of tobacco

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman was speeding and weaving in the area of D 1/4 and 32 roads on Friday morning. When the woman was pulled over, she had a cancelled driver’s license and no insurance. She was ticketed for having an unrestrained 3-year-old child in the vehicle.

A dog was reported stolen Friday morning in the 700 block of 33 Road. The owner had no suspect information.

A woman reported Friday that sometime between Sept. 24 and Friday her windshield apparently had been shot with a BB gun. Damage was estimated at $100. The incident was reported in the 400 block of Smallwood Drive in Clifton.

A saddle was reported stolen from an unlocked camp trailer in the 2800 block of C 1/2 Road. The incident was reported Friday, but the man who reported the theft said the saddle could have stolen has far back as June.

A total of $550 worth of property was stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Ridge Trail Drive Friday.

A man called authorities Friday night after he found another man inside the cab of his work truck. The incident happened in the 3000 block of Fruitwood Drive. The man told authorities he and several of his neighbors chased the stranger into the canal behind Fruitwood Drive. However, deputies were unable to locate the man.


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