Blotter, March 5, 2013

Shoplifting, drugs alleged

Steven Keith Jones, 26, was arrested Saturday afternoon at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., on suspicion of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

A Grand Junction police officer contacted Jones and 23-year-old Maxwell Bomberg in the Walmart parking lot after a loss prevention officer reported the two took at least one pair of pants from the store without paying, according to an arrest affidavit.

The police officer found “a substance like marijuana,” a syringe cap, five morphine sulfate pills, seven Dilaudid pills and two baggies that contained suspected methamphetamine while searching Bomberg for weapons, according to the affidavit.

During a search of the truck Bomberg was in, the officer found suspected marijuana, two marijuana pipes and two syringes, according to the affidavit.

Jones was booked into the Mesa County Jail. Bomberg was issued a summons on suspicion of shoplifting and released.

Burglary, drugs suspected


Ryan Ashton, 25, was arrested Friday at 497 32 1/8 Road in Clifton on suspicion of first-degree burglary, first-degree trespass, third-degree assault, robbery, drug possession and introduction of drugs into the Mesa County Jail, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A man told deputies that Ashton was in the man’s apartment Friday and demanded money.

The man told deputies that after he refused to give Ashton money, Ashton picked up the man’s portable DVD player and tried to take it, and pushed and punched the man before leaving the residence without the DVD player.

The man showed deputies he had a swollen lip, according to an arrest affidavit.

When deputies found Ashton in front of 497 32 1/8 Road with a wound to his knuckles, according to the affidavit, he told them he was “just out for a walk” and that an unknown man had yelled at him.

Deputies found a plastic bag that contained hypodermic needles on Ashton, according to the affidavit. Once at the jail, deputies conducted another pat-down and found a small bag of suspected methamphetamine in Ashton’s clothing.

Woman arrested in park


Ashlynn Rose Eleanor Pershall, 20, was arrested at midnight Saturday at Whitman Park, 424 Pitkin Ave., on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, drug possession and third-degree criminal trespass, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

According to an arrest affidavit, Grand Junction police officers contacted Pershall because she was walking through the park nearly 90 minutes after it closed at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Pershall was found in possession of a knife that was concealed on her right hip under a puffy jacket, according to the affidavit.

The knife was 14 inches long and had a 3.875-inch blade on both ends.

While she was being searched, a vial that contained suspected methamphetamine fell out of Pershall’s pocket, according to police. She responded, “I know you don’t want to hear this, but that’s not mine,” according to the affidavit.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Benedict Plyler, 59, and Charles Johnson, 57, were arrested Saturday in the area of Texas Avenue and 28 1/2 Road on suspicion of possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Johnson was issued a summons, and Plyler was booked into the Mesa County Jail.

■ Damage of less than $1,000 was caused during an unlawfully forced entry Saturday at a residence in the 1400 block of Kennedy Avenue.

■ A 12-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree assault on an adult in the northeastern part of the city.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Meghan Hurley, 25, was arrested Friday at 3222 E 1/2 Road on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, Alprazolam pills and drug paraphernalia.

■ A 45-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were escorted Friday out of the Mesa County Department of Human Services building at 510 29 1/2 Road when they became uncooperative after being informed DHS was taking custody of their baby.

The building was temporarily placed on lock-down during the incident.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Dustin F. Dick, 27, was arrested Sunday by a Montrose police officer on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, driving while his license was revoked, driving with expired license plates, and driving without proof of auto insurance.


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