Blotter, July 2, 2013

Refusal to show license

A white man in his late 40s or early 50s refused to give his name and show his driver’s license or proof of insurance when he was pulled over Friday near 32 and B 1/2 roads for not having taillights, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

At 11:40 p.m., a deputy stopped a red Toyota Supra, and the male driver was “very polite” initially, but his “persona changed” when the deputy asked for a driver’s license and proof of insurance, the incident report said.

The man refused to provide any personal information, saying he didn’t want to provide “links” and had the right to not incriminate himself. He made numerous remarks that the deputies had taken an oath to uphold the Constitution.

The license plate on the car said “Republic of Israel,” but he wouldn’t tell deputies where he — or the vehicle — was from.

He was given a warning for driving with faulty taillights and told to have someone come get him because his vehicle wasn’t safe to drive.

Delta man dies in rollover


Dustin James Overturf, 22, Delta, died Monday in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Spring Creek Road near 6200 Road in Montrose County, according to the Montrose County coroner.

Cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries, and Overturf’s death was considered an accident, the coroner’s release said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A thief stole less than $2,000 from a vehicle parked in the city.

■ A thief stole items valued at less than $750 from a vehicle parked Friday in the 200 block of Rood Avenue.

■ Damage of less than $500 was caused to a vehicle parked Friday in the 700 block of Gunnison Avenue. A thief also stole less than $300 from the vehicle.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Jannie Marie Brenner, 46, 3133 Perkins Drive, was arrested Monday on suspicion of crimes against an at-risk adult and third-degree assault.

■ Lori Ann Sparks, 47, 256 Coventry Place, No. 3, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, criminal tampering, driving without a valid license and contempt of court.

■ Personal items valued at more than $1,000, including cash, an iPad, a Social Security card and birth certificate, were stolen Saturday from an unlocked car parked in the 3000 block of Grand Valley Drive.

■ Two outdoor lights were damaged Saturday in the 700 block of Independence Valley Drive. The damage was estimated at nearly $400.

■ A dirt bike was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of 29 1/2 Road between 
10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday.

■ A report of vandalism was made Thursday in the 3200 block of Mesa Avenue. The case is being investigated. 


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A deputy was dispatched Saturday to Marine Road and 6308 Way on a report that a peacock was at large. No peacock was found.

■ A deputy was dispatched Friday to the 60400 block of Oasis Road on the report of geese being shot. It was determined no geese had been shot.


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