Blotter, July 25, 2017
Coroner waiting on tests to establish cause of death
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office is awaiting more testing to determine the cause and manner of death of a Grand Junction man whose body was found in front of a driveway late Saturday night.
Coroner’s officials identified the man whose body was found on Apple Blossom Road in Grand Junction as 27-year-old Coye Harper.
Authorities said an autopsy revealed no injuries that contributed to his death. The coroner is waiting for the results of toxicology studies before determining how and why Harper died.
Man accused of assault
A 28-year-old Grand Junction man remained in the Mesa County Jail on Monday after he was arrested Sunday in connection with an altercation with a victim who suffered a cut hand.
Christopher Ryan Donaldson faces several charges, including second-degree assault, harassment, obstruction of telephone service and others stemming from the incident in the 2800 block of Hall Avenue in Grand Junction.
The victim told police that she was sleeping with a knife under a pillow and urged that he remain in jail, telling authorities that if Donaldson wasn’t kept away, “he will kill me,” District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum.
Raaum set a $5,000 cash-only bond.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Someone stole nine large stones worth less than $20,000 from the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Walnut Avenue on Sept. 1.
■ Tessa Deniman, 42, is accused of harassment July 15.
■ Craig Dobson, 31, is accused of driving under the influence July 17.
■ Ronald Jennings, 47, is accused of assault, harassment and criminal mischief July 18.
■ A 15-year-old boy is accused of damaging a building while attempting to gain access to an area containing drugs on Friday.
■ Tucker A. Wesson, 19, Kayelaj Kerr, 20, and Olivia Shubert, 21, were each cited on suspicion of shoplifting Friday.
■ Preston Parker Eliot, 28, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and traffic offenses Saturday.
■ Kevin Striebeck, 29, is accused of driving under the influence Saturday.
■ Someone stole a vehicle worth less than $5,000 that contained property worth less than $2,000 from the 1900 block of North Avenue on Saturday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Someone stole property from a vehicle in the 400 block of Countryside Lane on July 18.
■ Someone stole property from the 400 block of Morning Dove Drive on July 13.
■ Someone stole property from a vehicle in the 2900 block of Red Willow Drive on July 18.
■ Someone stole property from a vehicle in the 2900 block of Globe Willow Avenue on July 18.
■ Someone stole property in the 3200 block of F Road on Wednesday.
■ Lanell Lunk, 54, was cited on suspicion of assault Thursday.
■ Patricia Grajeda, 23, is accused of driving under the influence Thursday.
■ Someone stole property from the 400 block of Fox Run on Thursday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Someone stole property from the 200 block of Payson Street on Friday.
■ John Ryan, 39, is accused of drug possession, weapon possession by a previous offender, driving under the influence, theft and other offenses Saturday.
■ Jake Tuttle, 36, is accused of drug possession Saturday.
■ Andrew Padilla, 20, is accused of drug possession Sunday.
■ Armando Macias-Dominguez, 52, is accused of driving under the influence and criminal possession of a financial transaction device Sunday.
■ Monica Quijano, 28, is accused of obstructing an officer Sunday.
■ John T. Penca, 58, is accused of driving under the influence Friday.
■ Kristine M. Mata, 61, is accused of driving under the influence Friday.
According to the Fruita Police Department:
■ Steven Montez, 46, is accused of driving under the influence July 17.