Blotter, April 8, 2014
Assault, pandering alleged
An alleged pimp who reportedly beat his female associate was arrested Sunday after law enforcement officials found large amounts of heroin and cocaine in his apartment, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
Dante Rashad Gaines, 24, was arrested on suspicion of criminal impersonation, robbery, third-degree assault, theft, pandering, distribution of controlled substances and possession of controlled substances after his female associate reported to law enforcement that Gaines had beaten and robbed her, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A search of Gaines’ apartment in the 1000 block of Rood Avenue reportedly turned up 3 ounces of suspected black tar heroin, a baggie of suspected cocaine and $3,400 in cash.
Dog shot, owner cited
The owner of two pit bulls was cited last week after one of the dogs was shot by a neighbor after the animal allegedly charged at the neighbor’s livestock on Grand Mesa, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Brian Stephens, 32, 8638 48 1/2 Road, was cited Wednesday on suspicion of having two animals at large and two unlicensed animals after his dogs allegedly ran at a group of yearling heifers and new calves owned by his neighbor on 48 1/2 Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The livestock owner told deputies he warned Stephens after repeated incidents that he would shoot the dogs to protect his animals, the Sheriff’s Office said. The neighbor told deputies he shot one of the dogs and noticed it limping away but wasn’t sure if the dog had been killed. The report provided no additional details about the condition of the dog.
Deputies smelled raw marijuana when they contacted Stephens and two other adults at the house, but Stephens said he was growing the amount of marijuana plants allowed by law, according to a report.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ An unknown person unlawfully used a credit card belonging to another in the 2700 block of Peregrine Court on March 20, causing a loss of less than $1,000.
■ An unknown person unlawfully forged a US Bank note. The note was recovered Thursday at a grocery store in the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 50.
■ A known male stole property Nov. 26 from a location in the 2300 block of Interstate Avenue.
■ Jennifer McKnight, 31, of Grand Junction, was arrested and released on a summons Friday for shoplifting at a department store in the 2800 block of North Avenue, causing the business a loss of less than $100.
■ Matthew Childs, 24, and William Tovrea, 18, were each issued a summons for distribution of marijuana in the 1100 block of Texas Avenue on Friday.
■ Shawn May, 27, of Grand junction was arrested and released Friday on a summons for shoplifting at a business in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50, causing a loss of less than $500.
■ Zachary Nation, 21, was issued a summons for indecent exposure after being contacted at Sixth and Main streets Saturday.
■ Orlando Vigil, 31, was arrested and booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving, running a red light and driving under suspension.
■ Theodore Baird, 20, was arrested and released on a summons Friday on suspicion of distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana and obstructing police officers.
According to the Delta Police Department:
■ Robert B. Campbell, 61, of Delta was arrested and jailed on April 1 on suspicion of DUI, driving with canceled license and failure to present proof of insurance.
■ Patricia L. Chapin-Towner, 57, of Delta, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of shoplifting.
■ Mark A. Porter, 28, of Delta, was arrested and jailed Saturday on suspicion of harassment, criminal mischief and two counts of violation of bail-bond conditions.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Michelle L. Lane, 41, of Delta was arrested Saturday and issued a summons on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, DUI, careless driving, and having an open container in a vehicle.
■ Steven T. Mayhew, 18, of Montrose was arrested Saturday and issued a summons on suspicion of DUI, careless driving and criminal mischief.
■ Robert Glass, 21, of Montrose was arrested Saturday and issued a summons on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
■ Michael Manners, 30, of Montrose was arrested Saturday and issued a summons on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
■ Jonathan Hale, 33, of Montrose was arrested Saturday and issued a summons on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and driving under revocation.
■ Michael E. Gorrono, 52, was arrested Saturday and issued a summons on suspicion of DUI, possession of an illegal weapon, speeding, careless driving and possession of a controlled substance.
■ Misty D. Banuelos, 32, of Montrose was arrested Sunday and issued a summons on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.