Police blotter: July 7, 2010

Suspect asks for hearing

An attorney for 37-year-old Wayne Gert on Tuesday asked for a preliminary hearing on charges of second-degree murder, felony menacing, possession of an explosive or incendiary device, possession of explosive parts and prohibited use of a weapon.

The hearing was scheduled for Aug. 2 before District Judge Thomas Deister.

Gert was arrested in connection with the May 21 shooting death of his roommate, Henry Tisler Jr., at Gert’s mobile home in Fruita.

During preliminary hearings, judges hear testimony and must determine whether enough evidence exists for cases to move forward.

Fireworks spark blazes

Jeffrey Beagley, 24, was issued a summons on suspicion of fourth-degree arson Sunday night, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Police said fireworks Beagley was setting off sparked a fire in a storage unit at 1326 Poplar Ave., causing more than $1,000 in damage.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

John Brown, 29, and Stephen Murphy, 18, were arrested Monday in the area of 424 Chipeta Ave. for allegedly causing bodily injury to another person, removing personal property worth less than $100 from the person by force, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental operations.

Someone unlawfully entered a business Sunday in the 400 block of Ouray Ave. and caused more than $1,000 in damage and took items worth less than $1,000 from the business.

Justin Kolenc, 30, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of criminal mischief for allegedly causing less than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle in the 2600 block of Kennedy Ave.

Someone knocked over a motorcycle Monday at 935 Northern Way, causing about $3,000 in damage.

Someone broke the driver’s side window of a vehicle Monday in the 300 block of Hill Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Someone shattered the windshield of a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro with an unknown object at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at 3233 Downey Circle East in Clifton. The car’s owner said she did not believe anything was taken from the car.

Someone painted graffiti overnight Sunday on the outbuildings north of Rocky Mountain Elementary School, 3260 D 1/2 Road, causing around $20 of damage.

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