Blotter, March 29, 2014

Gun rage incident reported

A 20-year-old Grand Junction man driving in the downtown area allegedly brandished a handgun and threatened the driver of another car during an apparent road rage incident Thursday, the Grand Junction Police Department reported.

Jeffrey Allen Strong was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing, illegal use of a weapon and DUI, police said.

Strong allegedly raced his vehicle to catch up with another car that was driving to a downtown fitness center.

Strong allegedly kept pace with the car until it turned into a parking area to allow a passenger to exit.

At that point, Strong allegedly pointed a handgun at the driver, according to police. 

Love bites, husband learns


A 34-year-old Grand Junction woman was booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment after she celebrated her wedding anniversary by getting drunk and biting her husband on the neck, the Grand Junction Police Department reported.

According to an affidavit, drinking led to an argument, which escalated to a physical fight Thursday night when Angelina Espinoza allegedly beat and punched her husband as he drove them home from the babysitter’s house where their child was being cared for during their celebration, according to police.

After drinking alcohol at the babysitter’s house, Espinoza continued her attacks following the family’s return home, which is located in the 600 block of Chris Mar St., police said.

Espinoza reportedly bit the man on his back, neck and forehead, blackened his eye, and kicked and punched him about the face and body, though he did not retaliate, police reported. 

Espinoza told police she had no recollection of the fight. 


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Terrance Huggett, 40, and Jody Pabloff, 48, were arrested Feb. 28 on the west side of the city on suspicion of possessing more than 225 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

■  Brianna Adams, 21, and Cody Jennings, 22, were issued summonses March 22 on suspicion of shoplifting at a store in the 2500 block of Rimrock Avenue.

■  Elias Stedman, 19, was arrested and released on a summons Sunday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 2200 block of N. 22nd St.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■  Adam Haining, 39, of Nucla, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of third-degree assault, felony menacing, false imprisonment, criminal mischief and domestic violence.


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