Blotter, May 14, 2012

Pair who try to flee arrested

A 32-year-old Grand Junction man and a 42-year-old Clifton woman were arrested Saturday near Riverwood Drive and D Road on suspicion of numerous charges, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Santos James Crespin, 2959 Parkway Drive, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, being a special offender, vehicular eluding, assault of an officer, possession of a controlled substance and driving under revocation. Crespin crashed his vehicle as he tried to elude deputies and injured a deputy, his arrest affidavit alleged.

A loaded handgun was found in Crespin’s vehicle, along with 7.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in packages, the affidavit said.

Jennifer Lee Scears, 424 32 Road, was arrested during the incident on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance after she told authorities she “was selling the methamphetamine out of her home” and sold the drugs to Crespin, according to her arrest affidavit from the Sheriff’s Department.

Lightning fire spreads

A lightning-caused wildfire that started on private land Friday grew to 100 acres during the weekend and moved into the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, according to a news release from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management.

The Brushy Mountain Fire was burning in a remote area around the North Fork of Escalante Creek between Delta and Whitewater.

No roads were closed , the release said.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A thief stole a bicycle valued at more than $1,000 near Colorado Mesa University on Friday.

■ Robin T. Bisbee, 21, address unknown, was ticketed Friday for disorderly house in the 1900 block of North Sixth Street. Jason R. Bond, 19, was ticketed at the same address for possession of alcohol by an underage person.

■ A sexual assault was reported Friday in the northwest quadrant of the city. An investigation continues.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies found a cat left in an apartment during an eviction Thursday. Animal Control found the cat, which had been hiding.

■ A Ute Indian Tribe representative called deputies Thursday to ask that any bald eagle feathers found in a vacant three-bedroom apartment be turned over to him after an eviction process. Deputies found no feathers.


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