Woman accused of ramming spree
A Grand Junction woman was arrested early Saturday morning on allegations that she repeatedly rammed several vehicles parked in the parking lots of shopping centers along North Avenue, causing several thousands of dollars in damage.
Grand Junction police said they found Sasha Day Ross, 22, 2820 Hall Ave., intoxicated following the vandalism spree, which passengers in her vehicle indicated also involved her ramming fences and snow banks.
Ross was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of three counts of felony criminal mischief, two counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief and single counts of reckless driving, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol. She remained in jail Sunday under a $7,500 bond.
Police were called at 3:21 a.m. to the Teller Arms Shopping Center, 2401 North Ave., after someone reported that a parked car was being repeatedly rammed by another vehicle. Officers arrived to find a Pontiac sedan, a cart return and multiple shopping carts had been struck by a vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police moved on to an alarm at Kmart, 2809 North Ave., and found more shopping carts and a cart return that had been rammed by a vehicle, although there didn’t appear to be any damage.
Officers then contacted a witness who said a Chrysler PT Cruiser had been rammed several times by a late-model Subaru occupied by three people. Police found a Subaru hubcap on the ground near the PT Cruiser, according to the affidavit.
Police found the Subaru, with fresh damage to its front and rear, in the area of 25th Street and Elm Avenue. The driver, Ross, showed several signs of intoxication, and officers found opened and unopened cans of beer inside the Subaru, the affidavit said.
Two passengers in the Subaru told police Ross had been driving and rammed several vehicles, shopping carts, cart returns, fences and snow banks. The men said they tried to get out of the vehicle but couldn’t because Ross was “driving crazy” and “hitting anything she could,” the affidavit said.
After talking to the men, police found a third vehicle, a Chrysler Sebring, had been rammed in the parking lot of Solaris Square, 2829 North Ave.
Ross gave several statements to police, but those statements were redacted in a copy of the affidavit provided to The Daily Sentinel.