Blotter: April 26, 2009

Attempted murder alleged

• Jose Merced Gonzalez-Morales, 23, and Victor Perez, 19, have been charged with two counts of attempted first-degreempted murder and one court of second-degree assault in connection with a drive-by shooting April 3 near Olathe, according to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department.
Gonzalez-Morales was arrested Thursday at Delta County Jail, where he was being held on unrelated charges. Perez was arrested Friday at his Montrose residence.
The investigation is continuing, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Habitual offender alleged

• Cesar Joel Hernandez, 26, was arrested Friday at the intersection of 29 Road and North Avenue on suspicion of being a habitual offender after he was pulled over on suspicion of DUI and driving with a restrained license from a previous DUI conviction, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Hernandez has been convicted of three previous DUIs. Hernandez also was arrested on suspicion of causing a hit-and-run accident with injury.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Brett Daniel Tahquechi, 26, was arrested Friday on suspicion of being a special offender, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Derrick James Flynn, 25, was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal mischief of $1,000 to $20,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

• Jesus Miguel Bailon, 28, was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal attempt, criminal mischief of $500 to $1,000, violation of a protection order, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Steven Vaughn Seery, 52, was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, parole violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Gregory Paul Nez, 21, was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal mischief of $1,000 to $20,000 and reckless endangerment.


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