Blotter: June 29, 2009

Festival citations issued

• Authorities have been busy at Country Jam, the annual country music festival this weekend in Mack, issuing nearly 200 citations to minors alleging possession of alcohol and nearly 50 citations alleging drunken driving.
Officers from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, the Grand Junction Police Department the Colorado State Patrol and Colorado State Liquor Enforcement are issuing daily reports to media of their activities at Country Jam through the Sheriff’s Department. The event began Friday.
As of Sunday morning, officers also had issued 11 citations alleging the contributing of alcohol to a minor, seven alleging trespass and three domestic violence citations. Officers also handled three assaults and one theft, according to Sheriff’s Department press releases.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department

• At 10:59 p.m. June 20, Joshua Davis, 19, was issued a citation alleging underage possession of ethyl alcohol in the alley at 600 Ouray Ave.

• At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oscar Herrera-Valenzuela, 42, and Patricia Garcia, 31, were booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of methamphetamine distribution and illegal possession of weapons.

• At 12:31 a.m. Saturday, Richard Crespin, 19, and Christopher Dallas, 18, were cited, and released, on suspicion of skateboarding where it is prohibited at Fifth and Main streets.

• At 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Dan Young, 48, was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of assaulting an 82-year-old man in the 1300 block of South Fifth Street after a traffic incident.

• At 11:20 p.m. Saturday, a burglar stole $200 in cash from Big O Tires, 2462 U.S. Highway 6&50. The money was taken from a locked money drawer.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• At 2 p.m. Saturday, a person handed over to deputies a 760 Pumpmaster BB gun. The gun was found in the roadway at 32 5/8 Road at Collyer Avenue.

• At 7:07 p.m. Saturday, Angela Sanchez, 36, was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. Deputies said a car crashed in a canal in the 400 block of 29 Road.

• At 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Christopher John Willson, 18, was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and consuming alcohol. A passerby assisted a state liquor enforcement officer agent in making the arrest.


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