Blotter: April 14, 2017
Woman accused of
scaling fence at airport
A 46-year-old woman who was found in a secure area of Grand Junction Regional Airport before 5 a.m. Monday told law enforcement she had scaled a barbed wire security fence and that she had “special skills,” according to a police summons.
Isadora Mclean, of Grand Junction, was cited on suspicion of trespassing and tampering after airport staff told officers she had used sand bags and construction materials to climb over a fence to the ramp where aircraft are parked, and removed all the wheel chocks — which keep planes from rolling — from the tires of an airplane nearby, the summons said.
Staff found Mclean before 5 a.m., sitting in a circle she had allegedly created of orange safety indicators, the report said. She called it her “safety circle,” the report said.
Mclean, described as not “in a good state of mind,” told Grand Junction police officers that she had a flight to Texas. She is due to appear in Mesa County court on May 10 in connection with her charges.
Strangling suspect arrested
A 25-year-old man accused of strangling his wife Sunday — then punching himself in the face when she tried to call the police, telling the woman “they would both go to jail” — faces a felony assault charge.
Zackary Barbee, of Grand Junction, was arrested Monday and advised of his possible charge Tuesday in Mesa County court. Public Defender James Roberts asked that Barbee be released on a personal-recognizance bond, saying he is a lifetime resident of Grand Junction and can stay with family while his case is pending.
Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum agreed and ordered Barbee to stay away from his wife. Barbee is due back in court April 18.
Death not suspicious
The coroner’s office on Thursday identified the man who died south of South Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets on Tuesday as Alfred Wilson, 61, of Grand Junction.
The coroner said Wilson’s death was related to a pre-existing condition, and was not suspicious.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Karyl Sue Trimble, 26, is accused of DUI and drug possession on Monday.
■ Steven Fortner, 49, is accused of DUI on Tuesday.
■ Someone caused $350 in damage to a vehicle in the 400 block of Morning Dove Drive on Tuesday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Kindra L. Kishbaugh, 44, Montrose, is accused of domestic violence, third-degree assault, child abuse, criminal mischief and violating a protection order on Wednesday.
■ Harold W. Kishbaugh, 44, Montrose, is accused of domestic violence, third-degree assault, child abuse, criminal mischief and violating a protection order on Wednesday.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ An unknown juvenile threw a bottle at a vehicle near the 300 block of North Coulson Street on March 31, causing about $150 in damage.
■ Melanie Moreno, 28, was cited on suspicion of failure to control her dog on April 1 after it bit two people and another dog.
■ Brandon Stout, 19, was cited on suspicion of theft April 1.
■ A 15-year-old boy is accused of shooting a male victim with a BB gun on April 5 in the 200 block of E. Heritage Court.
■ Kristie Carpenter, 39, faces a driving under the influence charge after she allegedly called to report herself for drinking and driving April 6.
■ Colton Dick, 21, is accused of driving under the influence, hit and run and other traffic offenses Friday.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Hunter Steinbach, 18, Parachute, is accused of harassment and domestic violence on Tuesday.