Blotter, May 15, 2013

Cop: Man grabbed his gun

Harlan Herrmann, 51, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree assault, disarming a peace officer and resisting arrest, among other charges, according to an arrest affidavit.

Officers were called on a report of a man causing a disturbance at Country Inn, 718 Horizon Drive, by yelling at people. He greeted officers with “conspiracy theories” and asking the officer “you know who I am?” the affidavit said.

When he tried to walk inside his room, he was grabbed by an officer and a scuffle ensued. Both men were knocked to the ground.

The officer wrote in an affidavit, “it was my belief the male succeeded in obtaining control of my loaded firearm,” the affidavit said.

The officer said he hit the man in the face to get him to release the gun. The man’s grip on the gun eased only when he was threatened by another officer with a Taser.

Is it a full moon, or what?


Trevor Skjerpen, 40, was arrested Monday on suspicion of criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after officers were called on a report of a man running through traffic and jumping on and kicking vehicles, according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit said Skjerpen ran away from officers north on Seventh Street and was arrested after being struck by an officer’s Taser.

“Skjerpen began to abruptly thank officers for tasing him because he was ‘getting crazy,’” reads an arrest affidavit.

He told officers he had taken Adderall. Two witnesses said they saw Skjerpen running and screaming through traffic along Main Street, jumping on the roof of one car while pulling down his pants.

“When I was taking Skjerpen to my patrol vehicle for transportation to the Mesa County Jail, he pulled the rear side of his pants down and revealed his buttocks,” a report reads.

“Skerpen thought the action was humorous and I ordered him to pull his pants up.”


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Christopher Gonzalez, 34, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of menacing and obstructing a peace officer.

■ More than $1,000 in damage was reported on a parked car in the 200 block of Garfield Drive. It could have happened as far back as Jan. 24.

■  Joseph Martinez, 53, was arrested Monday on suspicion of consuming alcohol in violation of a protection order at 510 Chulta Ave.

■  Alfred Wilson, 58, and Dennis Hart, 57, were cited Sunday on suspicion of liquor violations at 319 S. Ninth St.

■  Items worth less than $500 were stolen Saturday from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Music Lane.

■  Colton Aguilar, 18, was cited Sunday on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol at 1280 Cannell Ave.

■  Spencer Weinberg, 18, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol at 15th Street and Orchard Avenue.

■  Linda Casarez, 36, Matthew Padilla, 19, and Gabriel Ramirez, 23, were cited Saturday on suspicion of assault at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A bike valued at less than $500 was stolen May 3 from the 800 block of West Ottley Avenue.

■ A teacher’s wedding ring was reported stolen Monday at Fruita Middle School.

■ A purple mountain bike valued at $25 was reported stolen Sunday from the 100 block of South Elm Street.

■ Damage estimated at $250 was reported Saturday on a food truck parked in the 1100 block of 18 Road.

■ Thomas Hopkins, 58, was cited Friday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft at 421 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ A 17-year-old boy was found Thursday to have marijuana inside his vehicle at Fruita Monument High School, 1102 Wildcat Ave.

■ Three students, ages 15, 16, and 17 were cited May 8 on suspicion of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana,

■ A woman in the 1100 block of Windsor Park Drive reported May 7 she believed juveniles had damaged her home with rocks.

■ Shalisa Welch, 36, was arrested May 8 on suspicion of DUI following a hit-and-run accident at Colorado Highway 340 and West Aspen Avenue.


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