Blotter, Jan. 9, 2014

Citizen-safety academy set

The Grand Junction police and fire departments and 911 communications center will host the Spring 2014 Citizens Public Safety Academy beginning Feb. 20.

The 15-week academy will allow participants to learn about the different aspects of these agencies’ work and duties, including investigating a mock crime scene, using the “jaws of life” to break open a car, listening to 911 calls and learning about drug enforcement.

The classes are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights, with one Saturday daytime class May 17.

The registration deadline is Feb. 7 and space is limited. For more information, go to


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Sawyer Curtis, 23, was arrested Jan. 2 and released on a summons on suspicion of stealing merchandise valued at less than $100 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., and damaging property valued at less than $1,000 during his attempted escape.

■  Blair Bianchi, 44, received a summons Friday night at 28 Road and North Avenue on suspicion of driving with a revoked license.

■  Samantha Kreis, 24, received a summons Saturday morning at 28 1/4 Road and Niagara Circle on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

■  Someone stole items valued at less than $1,000 Saturday evening from a business in the 300 block of Indian Road.

■  Kyler Brown, 19, and Brett Payton, 18, were both arrested and released on summonses Sunday morning at Canyon View Park on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia and trespassing.

■  Kenneth Sample, 44, received a summons Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of Pitkin Avenue on suspicion of being drunk in the road.

■  George Mann, 55, was arrested and released on a summons Monday morning at N. 12th Street and Glenwood Avenue on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and failing to present evidence of insurance.

■  Robert Brannon, 36, was arrested and released on a summons Monday afternoon in the 200 block of South Fifth Street on suspicion of driving the wrong way on a one-way street and driving with a revoked license.

■  Stephany Ford, 21, received a summons Monday evening at 28 3/4 Road and Elm Avenue on suspicion of driving with a revoked license.

■  Andrew Francis, 36, received a summons Tuesday evening in the 600 block of 29 1/2 Road on suspicion of hitting someone.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Billy Hansen, 54, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the 67200 block of Colorado Highway 90 on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and having an open container in his vehicle.

■  Deputies were called Tuesday afternoon about an ongoing loose dog problem in the 1100 block of Normandy Road; the reporting party did not want the owner contacted.


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