Blotter, Aug. 24, 2013
‘Jesus Christ’ comments land man in criminal mess
Christopher Craig, 32, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving with a revoked license, failure to present evidence of insurance, driving a defective vehicle, driving without a license, and attempting to influence a public servant following a traffic stop near the intersection of D 1/2 Road and Topaz Drive. According to an arrest affidavit, Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies charged Craig with attempting to influence a public servant, a felony crime, after he allegedly made multiple claims to be “more important than Jesus Christ,” while also threatening violence. He told one deputy, “go ask the (expletive) federals who I am,” the affidavit said.
“Based upon the male saying he is ‘higher than Jesus Christ’ and his comments implying if I take any law enforcement action against him I should first ‘know who he is,’ I believe the male was attempting to persuade me to just walk away and abandon my duties,” a deputy wrote in the affidavit.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Rodney Smith, 41, was cited Sunday on suspicion of disorderly conduct after he allegedly brandished a golf club when he drove up to a home in the 2800 block of Texas Avenue. He allegedly said he needed the golf club because residents in the area are “crazy.”
■ Officers investigated a report of harassment and burglary Tuesday at 1104 Bookcliff Ave.
■ A vehicle was reported stolen Monday from the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 50.
■ Edward Roberts, 57, was cited Wednesday on suspicion of drinking alcohol where prohibited at 1301 Sherwood Drive.
■ Brice Sauer, 34, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of violating a protection order at Walmart, 2881 North Ave.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Wayne Fontaine, 57, was cited Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of tampering with a utility meter after he alleged restored electricity to a home in 32 Road after power had been cut off for lack of payment, according to an arrested affidavit.