Blotter, March 9, 2013



Menacing alleged in arrest

Police have accused Michael Irwin, 30, of felony menacing and harassment after he allegedly made explicit threats against a family member on Thursday in the 400 block of 32 Road in Grand Junction.

According to an arrest affidavit, a reporting party said Irwin threatened to “take the whole family out.” When police asked Irwin what he meant, he allegedly “couldn’t tell me until it actually happened,” the officer wrote in his report.

A police investigation showed that Irwin threatened to “stab and kill” the family member, but never threatened the victim directly with a knife. Police did find a large knife, however, sitting in plain view in Irwin’s truck, parked nearby, according to the report.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Deputies took a report of a possible sex assault on a child in the 2900 block of Dawn Drive on Thursday.

■  Deputies took a report Thursday of a possible sex assault that occurred in another state.

■  Someone committed criminal mischief by throwing a beer bottle through the window of a trailer at 3251 E Road, No. 5, on Thursday evening. Police have no leads in the case.

■  Larry Despain, 62, is accused of misdemeanor menacing, resisting arrest, public indecency and driving while restrained.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Ernie Sisneros, 31, and Joshua Davis, 31, are accused of stealing property from Kmart, 2809 North Ave., on Wednesday.

■  Someone removed items from an unlocked car in the 1100 block of Rood Avenue on Wednesday.

■  Ricky Rogers, 26, is accused of criminally tampering with a motor vehicle, driving under revocation, and obstructing police officers during an investigation.

■  Someone unlawfully took a vehicle valued at $20,000 from 2525 Broadway on Wednesday.

■  Daniel Bilyeu, 51, is accused of theft by shoplifting.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ A missing person was reported on March 1. The officer taking the report had prior knowledge that the person in question had actually been passed out drunk on the sidewalk the night before and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

■  Someone stole a 60-gallon wine barrel outside of a winery on March 1.

■  An assault was reported by the mother of an 8-year-old who said a school staff member had grabbed the child by the arm. No assault was found to have occurred, as the child was determined to have been out of control and causing class disruptions.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Wayne Rocha, 30, is accused of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, violation of a restraining order and violation of bail bond conditions.


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