Blotter, May 10, 2017

Man dies in one-car crash

A man was killed in a crash Monday evening near mile marker 15 on Colorado Highway 13 outside of Rifle.

Troy D. Friar, 53, of Grand Junction, was the sole occupant in a single-vehicle accident and was pronounced dead at the scene by investigators with the Garfield County Coroner. Friar was not wearing a seat belt.

His cause of death is pending an autopsy. The manner of death is being investigated as an accident, the coroner’s statement said. According to the Colorado State Patrol, drugs and alcohol are suspected factors.

Man accused of assault


Tyrel Sanders, 25, appeared in Mesa County Court on Tuesday advised on a possible second-degree assault charge, among others, following an alleged domestic violence incident Monday night.

Grand Junction police officers responded to an address in the 200 block of Belford Avenue on a report of a disturbance. Officers could hear Sanders and a woman arguing, and a witness allegedly told police they saw a man believed to be Sanders push the woman. “(The witness) heard what sounded like someone being slapped and then heard someone ‘gasping’ for air, as if they were being choked,” a police affidavit reads,

Mesa County Court Judge Michael Grattan issued Sanders a personal-recognizance bond on Tuesday.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Samantha Tuttle, 28, is accused of drug possession and criminal impersonation Friday.

■  Keith Strange, 33, is accused of assault, domestic violence and child abuse Friday.

■ Jorge Yon, 23, is accused of drug possession, illegal weapon possession and other offenses Friday.

■ Roberta Lopez, 34, is accused of driving under the influence of drugs Saturday.

■ Roy Rogala, 34, is accused of criminal mischief Saturday.

■ Travis Hooker, 22, is accused of shoplifting Saturday.

■ Alyssa Legan, 25, is accused of assault and other offenses Saturday.

■ Theo Old-Chief, 26, is accused of drug possession, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon and other offenses Sunday.

■ Andrew Padilla, 20, is accused of criminal impersonation, theft and other offenses Sunday.

■ Randi Golightly, 19, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on Friday.

■ Jaime Ransier, 38, is accused of drug possession and violating bail-bond conditions on Friday.

■ Jesse Erekson, 25, is accused of drug possession on Friday.

■ Emilio Reeves, 26, is accused of drug possession, assault and menacing on Sunday.

■ Foudil Bourouba, 22, is accused of DUI on Sunday.

■ Tiffany Nash, 37, is accused of drug possession and violating bail-bond conditions on Monday.

■ Steven Willis, 34, is accused of drug possession on Monday.

■ Shannon Freeman, 46, is accused of drug possession on Monday.

■ Michael Lallone, 49, is accused of harassment on Monday.

■ Someone damaged property valued at less than $5,000 in the 800 block of south Seventh Street on May 4.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Timothy Huff, 33, is accused of assault Thursday.

■ Derrick Hamn, 25, is accused of drug possession and other offenses Saturday.

■ Jesse Tanksley, 18, is accused of driving under the influence and other offenses Sunday.

■ Someone took $360 for lawn care he never provided in the 500 block of 20¾ Road on Feb. 28.

■ Felipe Padilla, 34, was cited on suspicion of harassment Thursday.

■ Ronald Bell, 53, was cited on suspicion of theft April 29.

■ Someone stole a bicycle in the 3200 block of D½ Road on Thursday.

■ Someone stole $100 from a home in the 1000 block of Moro Castle Avenue on May 1.

■ Donald Mallow, 62, is accused of motor vehicle theft Saturday.

■ Manuel Renteria, 48, is accused of trespassing and tampering Monday.


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