Blotter, Oct. 7, 2011

Woman shot in head

The Grand Junction Police Department opened an investigation Wednesday after a woman arrived at the emergency room of St. Mary’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to her head. Detectives do not believe the wound was self-inflicted, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.

The woman, who is in her 20s, is expected to live. Officers were called by hospital staff at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday after the woman had been dropped off at the hospital by a man, Porras said. Porras declined to answer a host of questions about the man, but said he has spoken with detectives. The investigation to date suggests the woman was shot in area of the Orchard Mesa Cemetery, although detectives were still trying to determine if she was assaulted or accidentally wounded.

$20,000 in supplies stolen

More than $20,000 worth of printing supplies were reported stolen Wednesday at Colorado Printing Co., 2800 Printers Way, Grand Junction police said. An investigation is active and police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers, 241-STOP.

Driver accused in mischief

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Sept. 27 issued a ticket to a driver who was allegedly observed removing a road closure sign in the 2300 block of J Road, in order to drive down a county road.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Laura L. Tompkins, 35, homeless, was arrested Sept. 22 on suspicion of felony menacing after she allegedly brandished a knife at another person outside Wells Fargo bank, 369 Main St., according to an arrest affidavit.

More than $500 worth of items were reported stolen Oct. 1 from a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Independent Avenue.

One air compressor was stolen and another was damaged Sept. 30 in the 2500 block of Pinyon Avenue, causing a loss of more than $1,000.

Items worth less than $500 were reported stolen from a parked vehicle in the 2800 block of Brittany Drive.

Wayne Fontaine, 56, address unavailable, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of theft after allegedly stealing items from a salvage bin, marked as private property, in the 400 block of Pitkin Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A teacher reported a loss of about $150 after a digital recorder was stolen from her classroom at Fruitvale Elementary School, 585 30 Road.

A vehicle valued at just under $500 was reported stolen Sept. 27 from the 500 block of Dawn Court.

Deputies received a report that a handgun was lost by a hunter in the area of Old Powderhorn Road. The weapon was entered in a national database as lost.

Approximately $40 worth of lawn ornaments and solar lights were stolen from a home in the 2800 block of Tyndale Way.

Deputies were called to investigate a theft from a vehicle reported Sept. 28 in the 500 block of Jaquette Lane. The case remains under investigation.

Damage was estimated at $75 on a fence in the 3000 block of Canary Wood Court. The vandalism was reported Sept. 27.

Some 12 gallons of gas were reportedly stolen from two parked vehicles in the 3100 block of Booshway Court. The fuel was believed stolen sometime between 9 a.m. Sept. 30 and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1.

Deputies were called to a reported burglary Sept. 30 at a residence located in the 3200 block of Lombardy Lane.

A trailer was reported stolen Sept. 27 from a residence in the 1100 block of 21 Road.

A residence and two vehicles were reportedly burglarized Sunday in the 3000 block of E Road. Items worth more than $700 were stolen.

Deputies received a report of a stolen pit bull dog at the intersection of F Road and Helena Street on Monday. An unknown person was seen putting the dog in a van.

Items worth more than $500 were reported stolen Wednesday in a burglary at a residence in the 3800 block of G 1/4 Road.

Deputies took a report of copper wiring and pipes being removed from a building in the 3100 block of C Road.

A student at Central High School was issued a summons Sept. 29 on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly being found with a marijuana pipe.

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