Blotter, March 27, 2013

Man accused of sex assault

A 43-year-old Parachute man was arrested around 1 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and other charges, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Shawn Martin Angell was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred outside Parachute. He also is suspected of kidnapping, burglary, child abuse, trespassing, tampering with evidence and other crimes.

He remained in the county jail Tuesday. Bond has been set at $70,000.

Habitual traffic offender


Eddie Himes, 53, was ordered Tuesday to be held at the Mesa County Jail on $3,000 cash only bond after being on advised on multiple charges, including aggravated driving with a revoked license, in connection with a two-car accident on Feb. 25, at the Interstate 70 Business Loop and 31 3/4 Road, according to an arrest affidavit. Court records indicate Himes has nine prior convictions for driving as a habitual traffic offender. Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle on Tuesday told a judge, tongue-in-cheek, the record was in the “top 10 in the country” in terms of length for traffic violations. County Court Judge Craig Henderson said the history dates to “when I was a senior in high school.” The judge, however, declined to raise the bond from $3,000 cash only.

Ton of hay stolen


A woman in the area of 12 and P roads reported Thursday someone had stolen a roughly one ton bale of hay, valued at about $225, from her field. Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies found tire tracks leading in numerous directions and the case was closed.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Gabriel Garcia, 19, was cited Friday on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol after being contacted at 12th Street and North Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were called Sunday on a report of shots fired and a verbal disturbance at a home in the 1600 block of 14 1/2 Road. A woman told dispatchers she was threatened with a weapon, then denied anything had occurred when deputies arrived at the home. The case was closed because “victim refused to cooperate,” a report said.

■ A woman reported Saturday finding someone had tampered with her vehicle tires in the 500 block of Placer Drive.

■ Deputies were called Monday on a report of several juveniles starting fires near the intersection of Mesa Avenue and Gardner Way. They admitted started fires with a magnifying glass, were admonished and were released.

■ No charges were filed after deputies were called Monday to investigate a report of possible animal neglect that included two dead sheep on a property at near 16 and N roads. An investigation concluded there was no neglect and the owner agreed to move the dead animals, according to a report.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Police were called March 20 on a report of a juvenile “throwing balls and other items” onto a neighboring property in the 400 block of West Applewood Drive. Parents were notified and the reporting parties didn’t seek to press charges.

■ An investigation was opened Sunday after a reported cat bite at 152 S. Mulberry St.

■ An investigation was opened Saturday after a report of a man pushing a woman to the ground at 150 S. Park Square.

■ A Ford F-150 was reported stolen Saturday from 1460 Powell St. An investigation continues.

■ Officers were called March 20 to a report of a man trying to enter a home at 411 Comstock Drive. A suspect wasn’t located.

■ Chad Cutshall, 41, was cited March 19 on suspicion of letting a Dachshund type dog run at-large in the area of East Pabor and North Arbuckle.

■ Heidi Butterworth, 40, was cited March 16 on suspicion of shoplifting at City Market.

■ Two boys, 14, were cited March 15 on suspicion of possessing alcohol at 1835 J Road.


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