Blotter, Jan. 4, 2013

Cops: Roommate punched

Blaine Sears, 32, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree assault after he allegedly punched his roommate in the face, reportedly after being asked to do so by the victim, according to an arrest affidavit. The alleged victim told a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputy he and Sears were drinking and sitting on a couch at their home in the 500 block of West Good Hope Circle, while recalling they talked about rent owed.

The victim said he next remembered “waking up and blowing blood out of my nose.” The victim said he asked Sears what happened, while Sears told the victim he’d asked to be punched. Interviewed separately, Sears confirmed the victim made the request. “Blaine told me he did punch (victim) in the face only after (victim) continued to say to punch him in the face. Blaine said he wasn’t mad when he punched (victim),” the affidavit said. The victim suffered a nose fracture and had extensive swelling under both eyes, the affidavit said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Rachael Brakey, 28, was cited Thursday on suspicion of driving with a revoked license, careless driving, and displaying fictitious plates at 25 Road and Industrial Boulevard.

■  Several unauthorized charges of less than $300 were noted after identification was stolen in the 500 block of 29 1/2 Road on Dec. 27.

■ Kiel Crist, 30, was cited Tuesday on suspicion of shoplifting at 2464 Highway 6 & 50.

■  Zackary Johnson, 41, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of shoplifting at 200 Rood Ave.

■  Someone broke into a vehicle at 2635 N. Seventh St. and stole unspecified items on Dec. 30.

■  Rebecca Delorme, 22, was cited on suspicion of third-degree assault Dec. 30 for an incident that happened at 2981 Fenwick Lane.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A woman in the 200 block of Alcove Drive reported Thursday that a screen was removed from an exterior home window, the third time she says it’s happened in the span of a month. A deputy offered to come out to the home, but the woman reportedly said it wasn’t needed.


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