Blotter for Feb. 28, 2014

Explosives theft suspected

The Billings (Mont.) Gazette reported that federal officials arrested a Wyoming man in Grand Junction on Thursday morning who is suspected in the theft of 559 pounds of explosives from a U.S. Forest Service bunker in south-central Montana.

Budd James Nesius, 32, of Wheatland, Wyo., was arrested at Mesa County District Court on a federal warrant for possession of stolen explosives, the Gazette reported.

Nesius was arrested at the courthouse where he had a hearing on drug charges filed after his Dec. 20 arrest, according to the Gazette.

Cocaine in car leads to jail


Jose Landeros-Fernandez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of selling cocaine after a traffic stop Tuesday, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Fernandez was stopped in the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 50 after deputies observed a cracked windshield and other possible traffic violations related to his vehicle about 2:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a bag in the center console that was later confirmed to hold more than 95 grams of cocaine.

Assault suspect sought


Shortly before 10 a.m. Feb. 16, the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of an assault that occurred at Pete’s House of Spirits, 1560 North Ave.

According to witnesses, a female suspect became irate after the clerk refused to sell her alcohol without a valid ID.

The woman assaulted the clerk, then knocked down beer bottles. Video surveillance shows a Hispanic female about 18 to 20 years old wearing a black jacket with brown fur on the hood and a red bandana wrapped around her red-streaked, dark hair.

The suspect fled in a black Kia passenger car. The surveillance photos of the suspect can be viewed at

Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn up to $1,000 in a cash reward. Tipsters remain completely anonymous.

Call 241-7867 or visit to make a report or learn more.

Patrol chases car in Rifle


A man was arrested Wednesday in Rifle after a short chase in what the Colorado State Patrol says was a stolen vehicle.

Jason Dominguez, 29, of Wheat Ridge, is accused of having stolen a 2012 Volkswagen EOS in Wheat Ridge. The vehicle is registered in Georgia.

The State Patrol reports that it became aware of a stolen vehicle in the Rifle area about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

After a short pursuit, the vehicle made a right turn off Aspen Avenue onto Seventh Street, went off the left side of the road, hit a curb and tree and became disabled, rolling to a stop, the agency said. It said the driver, Dominguez, briefly tried to run away before surrendering.

A 22-year-old woman also was in the vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.

Dominguez was booked into the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding and reckless driving. He remained in jail Thursday with bond set at $15,000.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A thief unlawfully entered a motor vehicle in the 2300 block of Bunting Avenue about 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and stole items valued at less than $300, including a financial transaction device which was later used to fraudulently obtain less than $1,000.

■ Patrick Monahan, 33, was arrested and issued a summons on suspicion of assault in the 500 block of 28 3/4 Road shortly after 7 p.m. Feb. 21.

■ Rosanna Carrisosa, 32, was arrested and released on a summons on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia at Interstate 70, mile marker 1, shortly before noon Tuesday.

■ The crimes of auto theft and first-degree criminal trespass were committed about 
6 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Bluebird Court. Loss was estimated at $750 to $2,000.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Robert Glass, 21, of Montrose, and Jessie Schoonover, 30, of Gunnison, were each issued citations on suspicion of shoplifting in the 2100 block of South Townsend Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

■ Nancey McNeer, 51, and Melissa Lujan, 39, both of Montrose, were issued summonses on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the 600 block of North Grand Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

■ Ashlee Harrison, 27, was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of East Main Street on suspicion of criminal trespass and false reporting to authorities.


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