Blotter, April 15, 2014

Firefighter training set

The Grand Junction Fire Department will conduct three live burn events on three different dates during the next seven days for personnel training.

From 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, then again Wednesday, April 23, fires will start at Suncor Energy, 2230 Railroad Ave., so local firefighters can train live specifically on liquid fuel fires, a type of fire requiring unique techniques, a press release from the Fire Department said.

Classroom training also will be a part of these three-day exercises.

BB hits tractor-trailer


Nearly $2,500 in damage was reported to a Freightliner tractor-trailer and one of the vehicles it was carrying Friday after the driver of the tractor-trailer told authorities a man in a black Dodge Ram shot a BB or pellet gun at his vehicle while both the truck and trailer were driving west on Interstate 70 near the Cameo truck stop, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver pulled over to meet with authorities. Damage to the tractor-trailer’s windshield was about $500, while the side door of a Dodge Journey SXT the man was hauling had damages of about $2,000, a sheriff’s report said.

No suspects have been found.

Suspect arrested on I-70


Adrian Manuel Bustamante-Nevarez, 27, of Phoenix, was arrested Monday on Interstate 70 on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, driving without a valid license and a traffic offense after he reportedly told deputies he did not have a license and was not a legal citizen but had been living in Arizona for 10 years, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

He reportedly had an unloaded semi-automatic .380-caliber handgun in his pants pocket.

The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was contacted.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Dale Semple, 25, was arrested Friday on suspicion of disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and escape. He was issued a summons and released.

■ William McDonald, 21, Luke Bettin, 22, and Vincent Misiti, 22, were arrested and released on summonses Saturday on suspicion of unnecessary noise at 2421 Pinyon Ave.

■ Richard Spurrier, 48, homeless, was released on a summons Sunday on suspicion of trespassing at 350 North Ave.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Evan Phillips, 23, was arrested Sunday on a warrant and Tanner Reed, 21, was cited on suspicion of a noise complaint at 493 31 Road, after deputies were dispatched to the address three times in a span of six hours on reports of loud music.

■ Charlotte Renee Price, 36, of Grand Junction, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft of $1,000 to $20,000 and three counts of third-degree assault.

■ Nicholas Adam Snider, 24, of Grand Junction, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree motor vehicle theft of $1,000 to $20,000, forgery and theft of $50 to $300. 


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Animal Control impounded a stray cat with a pink rhinestone-studded collar Saturday near the Kum & Go on West Battlement Parkway.


According to the Montrose County Police Department:

■ Gregory Saunders, 27, and Travis Baca, 34, both of Montrose, were arrested Friday on suspicion of disorderly conduct and displaying a weapon after each man allegedly pulled a knife on the other at Riverbottom Park. 

■ A 14-year-old boy was cited Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana in the 1100 block of South Fifth Street.

■ Child abuse was reported Thursday in the 900 block of South Fifth Street. An investigation continues.


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