Blotter, April 18, 2017

Woman accused of assault on hospital security guard

A woman who was a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital was arrested for alleged second-degree assault on an officer Sunday.

Renae Rae Waltz, 49, was arrested after staff at the hospital reported she was “swinging and kicking at medical staff,” according to her arrest affidavit. A security guard reported she used a closed fist to punch him in the jaw when he entered her room to assist staff.


Man arrested for allegedly shooting gun in apartment


Grand Junction police arrested Zion Clark, 37, after investigating a report of a gunshot inside an apartment at 2601 Belford Ave. on Friday evening.

Police responded to the Garden Village Apartments and witnesses to the incident told them Clark had a gun wrapped in a blanket and seemed agitated, and that he was going to confront a friend he suspected of stealing from him, according to an arrest affidavit. Witnesses also said they heard a loud bang and yelling and saw Clark running from the scene.

A 7-year-old girl was at the apartment at the time, according to the affidavit. Investigators noted the gun was shot into the floor just inside the apartment entrance.

Police later contacted Clark during a traffic stop and did not find any firearms after they searched his vehicle. Clark said he didn’t want to talk about it and was arrested on suspicion of illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and child abuse.

Clark received a $2,000 personal-recognizance bond Monday in Mesa County Court.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Mark Allen Craddock, 57, was arrested on Thursday for a warrant for failing to comply after police contacted him at 2045 Bunting Ave.

■ Counterfeit bills were reported at a business in the 2900 block of North Avenue on Friday.

■ Joshua Rocha, 38, was arrested for alleged speeding, failing to present evidence of insurance and driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday.

■ A man reported he was assaulted in the 1300 block of North 13th Street on Saturday and required treatment for his injuries at a hospital.

■ Nicholas Chadd, 33, was arrested for four active warrants for his arrest on Saturday after police contacted him at 2853 Elm Drive. Chadd allegedly gave police a fake name and also had suspected drug paraphernalia.

■ Joseph Collins, 33, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly damaging someone else’s property after police contacted him in the 1300 block of North 25th Street.

■ Ty Valenzuela, 28, was arrested on suspicion of entering a dwelling not belonging to him and causing damages on Sunday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Jeremy Johann, 23, was arrested during a traffic stop on Saturday for alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

■ A burglary in the 2900 block of Hall Avenue on Wednesday was reported. Losses are estimated at $100.

■ Daniel Vigil, 46, and Mark Coca, 54, were cited on Thursday for alleged disorderly conduct in the 3200 block of Front Street.

■ Jacob Kretchman, 37, was arrested on two warrants Friday after deputies contacted him in the 3300 block of South Highland Drive.

■ A sex assault was reported in the 3100 block of Open Meadows Court on Friday.

■ Mark Steimel, 62, was cited for failing to register as a sex offender at his new residence in the 1600 block of 17 Road after a citizen made a report.

■ Jimmie Leeson, 31, was arrested Friday in the 400 block of 32 Road for three active warrants and alleged criminal impersonation.

■ Timothy Andrews, 31, was arrested in the 2900 block of D ¼ Road on Saturday for alleged third-degree assault, criminal mischief, second-degree tampering and domestic violence.

■ Edward Allen, 54, was arrested on Saturday for alleged theft, burglary and trespassing in the 3200 block of C ½ Road.

■ Michael Ruess, 56, was arrested on Saturday for alleged harassment and domestic violence.


According to the Delta Police Department:

■ Jacob G. Jones, 31, was arrested for alleged first-degree criminal trespassing and violating a protection order on Wednesday.

■ Dawn E. Hunt, 33, was arrested for alleged first-degree criminal trespassing and violation of a protection order on Wednesday.

■ Michael A. Duran, 52, was issued a ticket for alleged third-degree assault on Friday.

■ Stephanie M. Simpkins, 32, of Kremmling, was arrested and jailed for alleged third-degree assault on Saturday.

■ Jennifer M. Barnett, 22, was arrested and jailed for alleged disorderly conduct Sunday.


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