Blotter, Oct. 22, 2013

Woman reports groping

Glen Sill, 73, 2925 North Ave., was issued a summons Wednesday night on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact without consent.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, a woman reported that Sill started a conversation with her at Hastings, 2401 North Ave., and then “poked her in the breast with all four fingers and said he was a healer and could cure breast cancer.” He gave the woman a card with his name and phone number, according to police, and “looked really happy after touching her breast.”

When contacted by phone, Sill admitted to touching her breast “but seemed surprised she was upset,” according to the police report, and offered to meet with the woman to apologize.

Drugs alleged in arrest

 

Andrew Troy Burke, 21, address unavailable, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of possessing drugs and reckless driving.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, Burke was driving a Plymouth hatchback north on 32 Road when he failed to signal several turns, didn’t stop at a stop sign and wasn’t wearing a seat belt. When a deputy tried to stop him, according to an arrest affidavit, Burke sped away, at one point driving on the sidewalk.

The deputy eventually found him lying in the back seat of a vehicle leaving 455 Bing Street, Unit B, and a witness identified him as the man who’d driven up to the residence in the Plymouth that had sped from the deputy, according to the affidavit.

Deputies searched the Plymouth and found several small bags of a crystalline powder that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine, as well as a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun, according to the affidavit.

Arson suspected in Rifle

 

An early-morning fire significantly damaged Rocky Mountain Liquors, 1735 Railroad Ave. in Rifle, Monday in what police suspect is arson.

According to the Rifle Police Department, broken glass triggered an alarm at 2:45 a.m. Monday. Responding officers found the front of the store engulfed in flame, according to police, but responders from Colorado River Fire Rescue extinguished it before it spread beyond the store’s entrance.

There were gas cans at the scene, Rifle Police Chief John Dyer told a local newspaper, so it’s being investigated as arson. Anyone with information should call 970-665-6500.

 

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Juan Lopez Rangel, 30, was arrested Oct. 8 in the 2500 block of Patterson Road on suspicion of destroying property belonging to his wife.

■ Jared Nelson, 19, was issued a summons Wednesday morning at 25 1/2 and Patterson roads on suspicion of driving with a denied license.

■ Michelle Cole, 40, was issued a summons Wednesday night on suspicion of obstructing a police officer in the 500 block of 28 3/4 Road.

■ Alvaro Diaz-Perez, 45, was issued a summons Thursday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at more than $50 from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ Linda Marquez, 27, was issued a summons Friday morning at 24 1/2 Road and U.S. Highway 6 & 50 on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and following too closely. She also was arrested on two active warrants.

■ Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2400 block of North Avenue Friday afternoon and stole a wallet. Bank cards from the wallet were later used at several local businesses, causing a loss of less than $750.

■ Jesus Villarruel, 41, was arrested Saturday morning in the 700 block of Belford Avenue on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Nicholas Kenneth Hamm, 31, and Dawn Marie Moncy, 32, were arrested Saturday night near West Orchard Avenue and 25 1/2 Road on suspicion of trying to use a debit/credit card that wasn’t theirs to buy $418.99 of groceries and electronics at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ Rebecca Teuscher, 23, and Nathaniel Goodwin, 24, were issued summonses Saturday evening on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $250 from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ Dana Olson, 18, was issued a summons early Sunday morning in the 1100 block of Texas Avenue on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

■ Daniel Latour, 19, was issued a summons early Monday morning in the 1100 block of Mesa Avenue on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.

■ Scott Penland, 41, was issued a summons early Monday morning on suspicion of trespassing in the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 6 and 50.

 

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Christopher Jacobsen, 28, 3190 1/2 Hill Ave., was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of child abuse and possessing methamphetamine after deputies found his 1- and 3-year-old children living with him in an apartment containing drugs and drug paraphernalia.

 

According to the Montrose Sheriff’s Department:

■ Salvador Sanchez, 32, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and speeding, while out of jail on alternative sentencing.

■ Cassandra Peterson, 30, was arrested in the 900 block of Spring Creek Road Saturday morning on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia; Naomi Vaughn, 29, was issued a summons on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.

■ James Woods, 34, was arrested in the 15500 block of 6900 Road Saturday afternoon on suspicion of violating a protection order.

■ Deputies responded to the 12400 block of 6495 Road on Saturday evening on a report of shots fired; Lorenzo Villarreal, 58, was arrested on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and a bond violation.

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