On March 22, 2014 at about 7:00 a.m., Deputy Rick Ramsay responded to a call at an address in the 200 block of Seeley Avenue in North La Junta. A female at the residence reported that her boyfriend had been struck in the face. Corporal Rick Ramsay investigated, and charged at the scene, a Natalie Renae Mills, 39, of La Junta. She was initially charged with harassment. Ms. Mills was released on a summons.
On March 22, 2014 at about 12:00 p.m., Mr. Steve Bauserman of Manzanola reported an irrigation lift pump motor had been stolen from at area in the 11000 block of US Highway 50 sometime in the past three to four weeks. Deputy Rick Ramsay investigated.
On March 22, 2014 at about 3:40 p.m., a Lisa Fellhauer who resides in the 32000 block of County Road 12 called and reported a burglary. She reported to Deputy Brian Therrien that she had arrived home that day to find her front door open and she was missing some jewelry. Deputy Brian Therrien is investigating.
On March 24, 2014 at about 8:00 a.m., the Sheriff's Office received a report of a theft in the 25000 block of Highway 10. Edward Mayhoffer reported that a roll of electrical wire valued at about eight thousand dollars had been stolen sometime between the 23rd and 24th. Sgt. Carol Coates is investigating.
On March 29, 2014 at about 7:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office took a report of a wallet that is suspected to have been stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Holly in Swink. The owner was not sure if it was stolen or just misplaced. Sgt. Carol Coates investigated.
On March 31, 2014 at about 2:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 26000 block of Highway 50 on a theft report that happened sometime between the 28th and 31st of March. Corporal Rick Ramsay responded to the call where Nathan King reported that an ATV that had been parked on the property had been stolen. The ATV is a 2006 Polaris brand Sportsman, valued at about $6,000.00. The theft happened sometime between the 28th and 31st of March.
On April 1, 2014 at about 1:00 p.m., the Sheriff's Office received a report of a person who had broken a car window out of a vehicle parked at 24620 Chuchara west of La Junta and then had fled the scene. Sheriff Chris Johnson, as well as Undersheriff Ken Kimsey and Corporal Rick Ramsay responded. The suspect was identified and stopped on the frontage road in front of Subway and detained. It is alleged that the sixteen-year-old La Junta male had broken out a car window while confronting a former girlfriend. The youth was charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence.
"The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant(s) are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty."