Blotter, June 13, 2013

Woman reports kidnapping

The kidnapping of a Grand Junction woman June 4 was not a random act, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department reported Wednesday.

The woman reported her own kidnapping, saying that a Hispanic male about 6 feet tall and with a medium build kidnapped her at about 8 p.m. June 4 in the north part of Grand Junction, according to the Sheriff’s Department. She was not injured during the incident.

Investigators now have information that the woman was targeted by the suspect for potential ransom, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Man’s death investigated


The Mesa County Coroner’s Office is in the process of examining the death of Nolus Sunoon, the 34-year-old Denver resident who died in the desert northeast of Grand Junction. Sunoon was reportedly dirt biking alone, and his body was discovered Tuesday by search crews, not far from his crashed motorbike.

The coroner’s office reported that Sunoon’s cause of death is pending until lab results are returned in three to four weeks. The manner of death appears to be an accident, the coroner’s office said in a release.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ John McDugle, 52, was issued a summons Monday evening at 5th Street and Orchard Avenue on suspicion of being intoxicated in the road.

■ James Thompson, 52, was issued a summons Monday night on suspicion of trespassing in the 500 block of 25 1/2 Road.

■ Leonard Tafoya, 41, was issued a summons early Tuesday morning in the 1800 block of North Avenue on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Dalton Meridith, 18, was issued a summons May 27 in the 100 block of N. Park Square on suspicion of repeatedly shoving another male.

■ Jerica Qualls, 24, was issued a summons May 30 in the 800 block of West Ottley Avenue on suspicion of theft.

■ Eduardo Montes-Acosta, 19, was issued a summons May 30 in the 800 block of Jasper Drive on suspicion of firing a carbon dioxide-powered BB gun into an occupied home, causing $500 in damage. During the incident, Marciano P. Delacruz, 19, was issued a summons on suspicion of driving with a restrained license.

■ Fermin Garcia Lozoya, 31, was issued a summons June 3 at exit 19 of Interstate 70 on suspicion of driving with a restrained license.

■ Christopher Perez, 19, and two 17-year-old boys were issued summonses June 3 after hours at Snooks Bottom Park on suspicion of possessing less than one ounce of cannabis.

■ A known male left harassing voice and text messages for a female June 5, causing the woman alarm.

■ Someone caused between $100 to $500 in damage to the lobby of the post office at 113 N. Park Square June 6.

■ A delivered package valued at $130 was stolen from the 200 block of Honeysuckle Circle Saturday.

■  A wallet was stolen from the Fruita Recreation Center Monday.


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