Blotter, March 11, 2014

Victim of crash identified

A man who died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on the Redlands was identified Monday as a 34-year-old Grand Junction resident.

Kevin Truong was driving an Audi at 3:40 a.m. in the area between Greenbelt Drive and Broadway when his car hit a light pole, ejecting him, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Truong was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries, the Police Department said.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Truong died of multiple injuries and the manner of death was accident.

Truong had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash, authorities said.

Man dies in Saturday crash


Michael Alan Wagner, 49, of Fridley, Minn., died of multiple traumatic injuries in a two-vehicle crash Saturday southeast of Montrose, according to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office.

The accident happened just before 5 p.m. on U.S. Highway 550 South near Government Springs Road.

The Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations and the Colorado State Patrol are investigating the crash.

Death of horse reported


The owner of a miniature pony reported on Friday that her animal was either beaten or poisoned the previous night in a field in the 3100 block of C 1/2 Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman said her mini pony, 6 years old, had blood coming from both its mouth and hind end.

The animal already had been buried when the woman made the report so a “toxicology” report couldn’t be taken. She just wanted the report documented for future reference if necessary.

Guns, rare coins stolen


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of eight firearms and multiple rare coins from a home in the 100 block of Mesa Grande Drive on the Redlands.

Among the guns stolen were a .50-caliber muzzleloader and two Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handguns.

This incident was reported Feb. 17.

Other items were stolen from the home, which was ransacked and vandalized, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone who has been approached in a suspicious manner to buy rare coins and/or firearms matching these descriptions, or if you know more about this case, call Investigator Craig Tyer directly at 244-3919. Callers can remain anonymous.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Pablo Urenda, III, 24, Clifton, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, theft of between $300 and $750, violation of bail bond conditions, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under revocation and failing to have motor vehicle insurance.

■ Cody Spanicer, 20, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of disorderly house at 805 Colorado Ave. A 17-year-old girl, Duncan Alger, 19, and Distini McGhehey, 18, were each issued a summons on suspicion of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

■ David Stanley Feild, 22, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of prohibited use of a firearm, DUI, DUI per se, and careless driving in the 600 block of 24 1/2 Road.

■ Ian Olson, 34, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon. Ryan Bridenbaugh, 29, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of indecent exposure after both were contacted in the 1300 block of Sherwood Drive.

■ Katrina Billsie, 22, Zacharie Billsie, 23, Joseph Chacon, 24, and Alex Venezia, 18, were each issued a summons on suspicion of shoplifting Saturday at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

■ Robert England, 21, and Isaac Paul, 21, were arrested and released on a summons Saturday on suspicion of disorderly house at 1600 North 21st St.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Daniel Vigil, 43, was issued a summons on suspicion of third-degree criminal trespass Saturday at Maverik Gas Station, 3259 F Road.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Lisa Leanne Slaback, 52, Glenwood Springs, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony menacing and obstruction of telephone services.

■ Christopher Eric Castillo, 29, Silt, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, violation of bail bond conditions and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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