Blotter, March 12, 2013

Child sex assault alleged

Johnny Lee Strohm, 61, was arrested Friday on suspicion of six counts of sexual assault on a child and five counts of sexual assault on a child as a pattern of abuse.

Strohm was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two children. He was booked into the Mesa County Jail on Friday afternoon.

Suspected meth on man


Daniel Erin Frederick, 21, was arrested early Saturday morning at 415 S. Ironwood Court on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, introducing contraband into the Mesa County Jail and trying to escape a deputy, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy stopped a car in which Frederick was a passenger and discovered Frederick had a warrant for his arrest, according to an arrest affidavit. When the deputy told Frederick he knew had an outstanding warrant, according to the affidavit, Frederick ran until a deputy tackled him.

A black bag that contained a white residue that tested presumptive positive for meth, and a glass pipe fell out of Frederick’s pocket when he was on the ground, according to the affidavit, and another bag of suspected meth was found on Frederick during a pat-down search at the Mesa County Jail.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Sara Spradlin, 27, was arrested Saturday accused of criminal impersonation, obstruction of a police officer, theft, violation of bond conditions, and having two outstanding warrants for her arrest.

■ Daryl Ross, 50, is accused of violating a restraining order after being contacted 2846 1/2 Elm Ave. on March 6.

■ Someone left Best Buy without paying for items valued at more than $1,000 on March 6.

■ Devan Bettcher, 29, is accused of possession and intent to distribute.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a garage at 414 Santa Clara Ave. on March 3 and removed items valued at less than $1,000.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a vehicle located in the 1900 block of N 17th Street on March 8 and removed items valued at less than $500.

■ Alexandria Donalson, 18, and a juvenile female are accused of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from 2545 Rimrock Ave. on Saturday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Matthew Scott Johnson, 27, was arrested early Monday morning at 3190 1/2 Kennedy Ave. in Clifton on suspicion of criminal impersonation and unlawfully carrying concealed knives.

■ A woman reported that a man who had harassed her at her old address for seven years by scratching on her windows was doing the same thing Friday at her new address in The Vineyards subdivision.

■ A garage door was sprayed with graffiti Saturday in the 3200 block of Bunting Avenue.


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