Blotter, April 16, 2013

Man stabbed in park

Daniel Duane Bilyeu, 57, vagrant, was arrested Friday at 2635 N. Seventh St. on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

An officer responded shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday to the C&F convenience store at 859 Pitkin Ave. after a person called dispatch from a pay phone at the store claiming he stabbed a person in the heart. The officer found Bilyeu using the pay phone and saw fresh blood on his face, hands and clothing, according to an arrest affidavit.

After speaking to Bilyeu, the officer directed an ambulance to the southwest corner of Emerson Park at Ninth Street and Pitkin Avenue, where a man was found with a half-inch-wide stab wound in the middle of his chest. The man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. Bilyeu was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. Friday.

Missing men found


Two hikers lost in the Knowles Canyon area were located Monday evening by Search and Rescue members who were in a helicopter en route to the remote area.

The men “are cold and hungry but otherwise well,” according to Heather Benjamin, spokeswoman for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

The Search and Rescue Team responded to the Knowles Canyon area Monday after a family member reported one of the men, from the Denver-area, missing at about 8:45 a.m.

The men are in their mid-40s and had a dog with them. No information about the dog was available Monday night.

Deputies had found their vehicle Monday at the Knowles Canyon trail head, about 15 minutes away from Glade Park. The men signed a trail head log on Friday. It is unknown what provisions or clothing the men had with them. Snow was falling in the area Monday.

Woman assaulted with rock

Dawn Marie Lobato, 24, was arrested Friday at the Colorado State Regional Center, 2800 Riverside Parkway, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, third-degree assault and menacing with a weapon, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Lobato left the center and was about to walk into traffic on Riverside Parkway when a woman tried to stop her, according to an arrest narrative. Lobato allegedly punched the woman in the head, then Lobato sat on the road, according to the report. When Lobato left the roadway and started walking east, people tried to stop her. She picked up a rock about 8 inches in diameter and threw it, striking in the back the same woman she had earlier punched, according to the report.

Lobato was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A woman reported being kidnapped April 5 by a known man and solicited for prostitution in the 500 block of South Avenue.

■ Trevor Skjerpen, 40, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of obstructing a police officer and indecent exposure. Skjerpen allegedly exposed his genitals to four people Saturday at 129 Dry Creek Road.

■ Andy Berumen, 21, was arrested Friday in the 1400 block of Gunnison Avenue on suspicion of violating a protection order and being a convicted felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.

■ Someone broke into Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, late Thursday or early Friday, stole cash and damaged equipment, causing a loss of more than $1,000.

■ Someone caused less than $500 in damage Saturday by vandalizing a vehicle in the 2500 block of Fall Valley Avenue.

■ Someone stole property valued at more than $500 from two vehicles in the 1200 block of H Road on March 21.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Someone damaged a car window, likely through use of a pellet gun, April 8 in the 100 block of Easter Hill Drive, causing at least $179 in damage.


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