Blotter: Aug. 04, 2009

Two held on drug charges

• Crystal Santillan, 19, and Corrine Foo, 22, were pulled over early Monday morning for failing to signal when leaving a roundabout, according to Grand Junction police.

Santillan subsequently was booked at the Mesa County jail on possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution/manufacture/sale/possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, failing to use a turn signal and no proof of insurance charges. Foo was booked at the jail on distribution/manufacture/sale/possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Man jumps curb in van

• A Grand Junction man found himself a little sideways Monday after accidentally driving his vehicle onto the sidewalk and up onto a retaining wall on Orchard Mesa.

At about 10:30 a.m. the driver looked down while driving eastbound on Unaweep Avenue east of 28 1/2 Road and drove the left two tires of his white Chrysler Town & Country minivan up onto about a 2-foot rock retaining wall. Both airbags deployed and the man suffered minor injuries. The vehicle’s right tires were punctured from the impact and the minivan was towed away. The man’s name was not immediately released.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A woman called police Sunday after her 25-year-old son, who doe
s not live with her, refused to leave her home in the 1600 block of White Avenue. The son reportedly cut his mother’s phone cord to try to prevent her from calling police. An arrest has not been made.

• A person unlawfully entered a residential building in the 2800 block of Cottage Lane Sunday, causing damage, and removed property from the building.

•  An officer arrested John Lee Strohm, 57, after he saw Strohm kick another man who was lying on the ground Friday at Whitman Park.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  An estimated $1,250 loss resulted from an unknown person entering a locked car and stealing items in the 3200 block of F Road Sunday.

• David S. Winkler, 42, was taken to Colorado West Psychiatric Hospital for detox evaluation Sunday afternoon after he was found sleeping and intoxicated behind a Subway restaurant in Clifton.

According to the Delta Police Department:

• Officers ticketed a 16-year-old boy for unlawful acts and juvenile loitering shortly after midnight Sunday.

• Police have a purse that was found at Taco Time.


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