Blotter, Dec. 1, 2016
Pot bust made at bus stop
A 30-year-old Florida man, who was pulled off a Greyhound bus in Grand Junction when law enforcement found 15 pounds of marijuana in his duffle bag Tuesday afternoon, was released on bond the next day.
Marcus Alan Jones, who was on a bus bound from Los Angeles to Chicago, could be charged with a felony count of drug possession with intent to distribute after Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Miller found the one-pound packages of marijuana after a drug-sniffing dog alerted at Jones’ luggage.
Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson granted him a $5,000 personal-recognizance bond Wednesday after hearing argument from public defender Scott Burrill, who pointed out that Jones has a minimal criminal history and a good record of showing up for court even when court cases are based in another state.
Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle said in court he was concerned about Jones’ lack of ties to the area, and asked that Jones be monitored by pretrial services and be restrained from drugs.
Jones is due to return to court Dec. 6.
Teen charged in menacing
An 18-year-old Grand Junction man faces a felony menacing charge after being accused of shooting a gun at a party early Sunday morning despite being on bond for other felony cases involving weapons.
Witnesses told police that Tyrone D. Gibson pulled out a gun during a fight and fired at least one shot shortly after midnight Sunday morning at a party in the 2600 block of Elm Avenue, according to arresting documents.
“He is at a party, things go south and he is alleged to have pulled out his weapon,” said Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle Wednesday in court.
Less than a day later, on Sunday evening, officers responded to a separate home in the 300 block of Chipeta Avenue for a report of shots fired. An 18-year-old man who was involved in the fight told police he believed Gibson had fired at his house in retaliation for the fight the night before, the report said.
A public defender asked for a personal-recognizance bond, saying that Gibson has ties to the area and that he suffered a fractured bone in his face during the fight the first night. Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson refused, issuing Gibson a $10,000 cash-only bond and ordering him to return to court Dec. 15.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ James Cortez, 42, is accused of drug possession Nov. 22.
■ David Morehead, 44, was cited on suspicion of trespass and criminal mischief Thursday.
■ Felix Castillo Jr., 40, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Friday.
■ Vincent Benjamin, 27, was cited on suspicion of criminal mischief Saturday.
■ Stephen Jackowski, 66, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and traffic violations Tuesday.
■ Samuel Bailey, 24, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Wednesday.
■ Roger Pacheco, 24, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Someone stole property worth $50 from an address in the 2900 block of Globe Willow Avenue on Nov. 1.
■ Someone stole four packs of cigarettes from a convenience store in the 400 block of 32 Road on Nov. 15.
■ Someone stole $600 worth of property from an address in the 400 block of 32 Road on Nov. 14.
■ Damian Hughes, 41, was cited on suspicion of loud noise Nov. 19.
■ Someone burglarized and vandalized property in the 100 block of Bevan Street on Nov. 14.
■ Someone vandalized property in the 100 block of Sunlight Drive on Nov. 15.
■ Someone stole property from a vehicle in the 400 block of Keener Street on Nov. 17.
■ Deputies took a report of a possible burglary in the 500 block of Centennial Road on Nov. 19.
■ Someone burglarized an address in the 500 block of Centennial Road on Nov. 19.
■ Someone stole a pistol from the 400 block of 32 Road on Sept. 20.
■ Someone burglarized an address in the 400 block of 32 Road on Nov. 22.
■ George Vezakis, 72, was cited on suspicion of harassment Friday.
■ Someone stole a wallet in the 3200 block of Cardenas Drive on Nov. 21.
■ Someone stole both license plates from a vehicle in the 2600 block of B 1/4 Road on Friday.
■ Donald Deaner, 43, is accused of assault-related offenses Monday.
■ Someone stole a blue 2006 Pontiac passenger car worth $6,000 in the 3200 block of E Road on Monday.
■ Dave Rigsby, 41, is accused of drug possession and evidence tampering Wednesday.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:
■ David Bair, 34, is accused of a restraining order violation, criminal mischief and harassment Monday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
n Dale R. Waugh, 46, is accused of driving under the influence Tuesday.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
n Mark Q. McCleary, 21, is accused of domestic violence and criminal mischief Tuesday.
n Heather Linville, 38, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Tuesday.
n Richard Bischak, 32, was cited on suspicion of property destruction Tuesday.