Blotter, March 14, 2017

Man accused of ninth DUI

A man with eight prior drunken-driving convictions was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Friday on Interstate 70 after several motorists called his vehicle in to police.

Kenneth Wayne Cox, 38, was arrested by an officer with the De Beque Marshal’s Office on suspicion of aggravated driving with a revoked license and a felony drunken-driving charge for having more than three convictions.

An arrest affidavit said Cox’s breath test result was 0.104, which is above the legal limit of 0.08. Cox was in custody of Mesa County Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond on Monday.

Bus rider suspected of pulling knife on riders


Scott Howard Dunn, 43, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony menacing for allegedly pulling a knife out on fellow riders on a Grand Valley Transit bus.

Dunn was apprehended at gunpoint by Grand Junction police officers who could see “a large knife on Dunn’s right hip,” according to Dunn’s arrest affidavit.

Dunn told police he had been drinking alcohol and that he only pulled his knife halfway out of its sheath when he was punched in the chest by another man on the bus, the affidavit said. Other passengers on the bus said Dunn was showing his knife to passengers and making sexual innuendoes, making passengers feel uncomfortable, the affidavit said. 


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Deputies took a harassment report in the 3100 block of A 1/8 Road on March 2.

■ Deputies took an assault report in the 3200 block of E Road on March 5.

■ Deputies took an assault report at St. Mary’s Hospital on Thursday.

■ Deputies took an assault report in the 2900 block of Parkway Drive on Friday.

■ April Gallegos, 45, was cited on suspicion of child abuse Thursday.

■ A boy younger than 18 was arrested in the 3200 block of D½ Road on suspicion of burglary and criminal mischief on Friday.

■ Someone stole liquor from a store in the 500 block of 32 Road on Friday.

■ Deputies took an assault report in the 400 block of Anjou Drive on Saturday.

■ Deputies took a child abuse report in the 3200 block of the Interstate 70 Business Loop on Saturday.

■ Erick Soto, 30, is accused of criminal mischief and domestic violence Sunday.

■ Taisja Soto, 29, is accused of driving under the influence and child abuse Sunday.

■ Amanda King, 33, is accused of assault Sunday.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Officers took a report of a theft from the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., on March 2.

■ Officers received a report of shots fired at a home in the 600 block of Pinyon Drive. A bullet had traveled through a wall and doors but no one was injured. A juvenile who lived next door received a summons for reckless endangerment for allegedly accidentally discharging a weapon on March 2.

■ Someone stole antlers from the front yard of a home in the 400 block of Annabelle Court on March 3.

■ Two juveniles were involved in a fight at Fruita Monument High School on March 3.

■ Officers took a report of theft of old car batteries from the 200 block of East Aspen Avenue on March 3.

■ Casey Blackmer, 46, received a summons on suspicion of assault on March 4.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Officers responded to a report of menacing in the 2000 block of Stagecoach Court on Wednesday. The case was deemed unfounded.

■ A man is suspected of selling a vehicle he was not authorized to sell and defrauding a person of more than $2,000 on Nov. 26. The incident occurred in the 2600 block of B½ Road.

■ A man and woman used a vehicle to harass and attempt to assault and threatened to shoot a group of juveniles in the west part of the city on Thursday.

■ A person attempted to enter a home in the 1400 block of Orchard Avenue without permission on Saturday. The person then fired a gun into the air and menaced another person in the area before fleeing the scene.

■ Adam Henry, 32, received a summons on suspicion of trespassing after allegedly refusing to leave a business in the 400 block of Main Street on Saturday.

■ A woman is suspected of attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill in exchange for items at a store in the 2900 block of D Road.

■ Carrie Michalowski, 35, was arrested Sunday in the 700 block of Horizon Drive on suspicion of assaulting a person and causing pain and injury. Michalowski also allegedly was found to be in possession of multiple controlled substances.


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