Scooter thief arrested after low-speed chase: On the record Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2018
Friday, Feb. 9
3:23 a.m. Near the intersection of West Ninth and Green streets, officers stopped two people on four wheelers. One all-terrain vehicle was pulling another ATV, and the second ATV didn’t have its lights on. They were stopped, and the driver of the second ATV was arrested. The 36-year-old Moffat County resident was on an ATV reported stolen from Meeker. He was charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, possession of a dangerous weapon and driving a vehicle without an interlock device.
7:33 a.m. Near the corner of East 12th and Rose streets, officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle. A truck and trailer were red tagged.
9:17 a.m. At city park, officers collected a dog with seven puppies and took them to the animal shelter.
9:35 a.m. In the 500 block of Riverview Drive, officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash. Someone had hit the fence on the west side of the Walmart parking lot.
12:09 p.m. On the 2000 block of West First Street, officers responded to a report that a vehicle parked in the alley for about a year appeared to have been broken into, and items seemed to be missing. Upon investigation, it was learned that nothing of value was missing.
2:04 p.m. Officers took a report of stolen license plates.
7:18 p.m. On the 300 block of Woodbury Drive, officers responded a complaint of firecrackers going off.
8:52 p.m. On the west side of U.S. Highway 40, officers responded to a report of a theft. A 21-year-old intoxicated Craig resident took one of the motorized handicapped carts from Walmart and was headed home with it. He was charged with theft for stealing the scooter and pedestrian crimes for having the scooter on a roadway while under influence.
10:10 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a request for help. A woman reported leaving her brother-in-law’s house with all the lights turned off, but when she returned to the property, all the lights were on. Officers cleared the trailer. There was no apparent damage, and no items appeared to be missing.
11:44 p.m. On the 1000 block of Sage Street, officers responded to a report of a person dressed in dark clothing with a backpack who appeared to be taking apart a bike. Officers contacted the owner of the bike. His brother was removing personal property from the bike, and everything was OK.
Saturday, Feb. 10
1:15 a.m. In the 700 block of Breeze Street, officers responded to reports that an intoxicated male shot at the reporting party, a female, during a party at the female’s brother’s house. The woman reported the shot went by her leg, and no one was hurt. Officers were unable to contact anyone at the residence and are following up on an incident.
10:38 a.m. On the 400 block of East Fourth Street, officers responded to a report of a female cursing and banging on the trailer of the female reporting party. The woman reporting the incident asked police to remove the other woman from the property.
1:05 p.m. On the 300 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report of a suspicious car parking in a place it shouldn’t have been parked. Officers learned the vehicle belonged to someone moving items from the storage sheds across the street.
3:58 p.m. On the 900 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report of two females on the roof of the middle school who were unable to get down. Officers discovered a trash can that may have been used by the girls to access the roof, but were unable to locate anyone.
7:09 p.m. On the 3000 block of Exmoor Place, officers responded to reports of suspicious text messages being received by the reporting party’s daughter. The messages said someone was watching her. Officers spoke to the man who had sent the texts. He said he thought he was texting someone else and would not send any more messages to the girl’s number.
Sunday, Feb. 11
1:32 a.m. On the 400 block of Russell Street, officers responded to a report of a small, four-door car with spray paint on it that showed up after midnight. The person reported it appeared people were living out of the vehicle but was unsure where the occupants had gone. When officers checked the vehicle, it was unoccupied.
1:50 a.m. At Young Life, officers responded to a report of an open door. They cleared the building, and everything appeared to be OK.
2:05 a.m. On the 1000 block of Heather Street, officers responded to reports of domestic violence. A female called to report that another female was being held hostage inside a residence with boarded-up windows. The reporting party also said the female in the house was being beaten by a male party. Officers contacted the people inside the residence. Different information was obtained from parties inside, but no evidence of a crime was found.
4:01 a.m. On the 300 block of Colo. Highway 13, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Front desk staff said a guest had reported her boyfriend had hit her. The female guest refused medical assistance and showed no visible signs of injury. Officers identified a male party. The female refused to talk to officers, shutting and locking the door.
8:25 a.m. On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers responded to a report of theft. A male from Grand Junction was arrested for violation of a mandatory protection order, assault in the third degree, theft between $50 and $100, driving while license was revoked, failure to present documents and illegal window tint.
9:46 a.m. Near the intersection of West 12th Street and Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report of a drugs violation. A woman found a hypodermic needle.
11:16 a.m. At Travelers Inn, officers responded to reports of possible internet fraud. The reporting party thought accounts had been compromised at the location.
12:51 a.m. On the 800 block of Russell Street, officers responded to reports of domestic violence. A male was reportedly freaking out and getting physical with a female. The reporting party said this had happened before. The parties were contacted, and officers were unable to find evidence of a provable crime.
3:34 p.m. On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers responded to reports of a customer wearing roller blades and screaming obscenities in front of the store. Officers learned the woman had been dropped off after a domestic incident in Grand Junction. She had tried cashing a MoneyGram without identification. The female was cited for disturbing the peace and was trespassed from the property.
4:53 p.m. On the 600 block of Colorado Street, officers responded to reports that the tires were slashed on a vehicle. Officers took a report.
5:21 p.m. On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers assisted a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on the frontage road. The motorist reported the car was out of gas and had turned the flashing lights on.
10:34 p.m. On the 800 block of Russell Street, officers received a call from a party who stated she believed someone had made a prank call about an incident earlier in the day.
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