Police Blotter, Oct. 4, 2009

Suspicious van in Fruitvale

Mesa County sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of 32 Road and F Road at 6 p.m. Friday after a report of a suspicious white man.

The man was wearing a blue backpack, driving a red box van filled with mannequins and, according to witnesses, yelling aggressively and acting strangely. One witness wrote down the van’s California license plate. The plate number was checked but was determined not to be that of a stolen vehicle or a vehicle in a criminal investigation, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The man and his van could not be found after a search of the area.

Drug suspect arrested

Police arrested Tyler J. Boyd, 18, of Clifton, on suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, driving with a restrained license and operating a defective vehicle Friday at D 1/2 and 30 1/4 roads.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Gregory Johnston, 29, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of spray painting multiple business signs and walls on North Ave.

A burglar broke into two soda machines sometime during September at Kmart, 2809 North Ave., and removed parts of the machines and more than $1,000.

A thief stole a credit card from a vehicle in a gated area at 2304 Interstate Ave. and used the card to buy more than $1,000 worth of merchandise.

Police issued a summons to Brian Siefken, 24, on Friday on suspicion of possession of marijuana at 1133 Patterson Road.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A bank employee reported finding a counterfeit $100 bill Friday in the vault at Wells Fargo Bank, 3225-3A I-70 Business Loop, Clifton. Bank personnel were not sure whether the bill came from a customer or another bank.

A thief entered a camp trailer Friday at 424 32 Road and removed $57 worth of property and damaged $210 worth of property.

A thief stole $62 worth of items from a vehicle parked Friday at 3089 1/2 Meadowvale Court.

A man told deputies his son’s girlfriend threw a can of beans at the windshield of the man‘s vehicle, causing damage. The woman said it was an accident, and the two agreed on a restitution plan for the windshield.


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