Police Blotter, Oct. 6, 2009

Man sentenced for check fraud in 10 counties

Timothy Kuskowski, 46, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for running a 10-county check fraud and identity theft operation, according to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. He also was ordered to pay $25,611.31 in restitution.

According to his indictment, Kuskowski used the names of Coloradans on forged checks he cashed or tried to cash at businesses in Eagle, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, Mesa, Montrose, Summit and Teller counties between December 2007 and June 2008. The checks were worth up to $747 and totaled more than $24,000 over the six-month time period.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Delano Horn, 36, of Michigan was arrested Sunday on suspicion of brandishing a handgun and threatening two people in the parking lot of Denny’s, 718 Horizon Drive.

More than $1,000 in electronics and other unspecified items were reported stolen after the burglary of a home in the 3200 block of Woodgate Drive sometime late Friday or early Saturday.

More than $1,000 in damage was reported Saturday on four cars parked in the 800 block of Kennedy Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies were called to a home in the 3000 block of F Road on Sunday after a man reported receiving harassing messages via MySpace. The man suspected it was an ex-girlfriend, but deputies couldn’t confirm the claim.

A dog valued at about $250 was reported stolen Sunday from a home in the 2900 block of Yew Leaf Willow Avenue.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies on Sunday found a large black and white female cat that was abandoned on County Road 117 near Glenwood Springs.


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