Blotter, May 21, 2013

Gun arrest in Fruita

Michael J. Carrano, 51, 520 Hazel Circle, was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony menacing and prohibited use of weapons.

According to the Fruita Police Department, officers received a report about 7:45 p.m. that Carrano had pointed a gun at a person’s head. Upon arriving at Carrano’s home, officers found him in his garage with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelling moderately of alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit.

Carrano told officers he’d had a Taurus .38 revolver in his pocket earlier because he “was worried about his step-son’s drug dealing friends,” according to the affidavit, but he didn’t point the gun at anyone.

According to the affidavit, the person told officers that, upon arriving at the house, Carrano pointed the gun at him and said, “I don’t think so.”

Carrano was booked into the Mesa County Jail.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone caused an inconvenience by throwing eggs at a vehicle parked in at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., May 13.

■ Someone set fire to property in the 1400 block of the alley between Ouray and Chipeta avenues May 14, causing a loss of less than $500.

■ Two vehicles parked in the 1200 block of Gunnison Avenue on May 14 were damaged, causing a loss of more than $500 to each vehicle.

■ Property valued at less than $1,000 was vandalized Thursday evening after someone illegally entered Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road.

■ Lucas Lintner, 18, was issued a summons Thursday evening in the 2000 block of Chipeta Avenue on suspicion of directing obscene language toward another person in a public place.

■ Destiny Martin, 19, was issued a summons Friday evening on suspicion of trespassing at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Avenue.

■ Jamie Musgrave, 19, was issued a summons Friday night on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.

■ Eduardo Ramirez, 22, was issued a summons in the 2600 block of North Seventh Street on Friday night on suspicion of spitting on medical and law enforcement staff.

■ Derrick Shawn Barnett, 25, 2985 Westland Ave., was arrested early Saturday morning in the 500 block of 28 1/2 Road on suspicion of causing pain and injury to a victim, preventing the victim from leaving the residence, damaging the victim’s property and preventing the victim from calling 911.

■ Jason Balerio, 37, was arrested Saturday night in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue on suspicion of drinking alcohol in violation of a court order.

■ Someone stole items valued at more than $1,000 from Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, Saturday night.

■ Marcus Allen Stinchcomb, 23, 106 Park Drive, Unit J, was arrested early Sunday morning in the 100 block of Park Drive on suspicion of third-degree assault, criminal mischief and obstructing a peace officer.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Ivan Moreno, 28, was arrested early Sunday morning in the 800 block of North Seventh Street on suspicion of domestic violence, harassment and possessing methamphetamine.

■ Kevin Koeltzow, 38, was arrested Sunday night in the 200 block of Crossroads Circle on suspicion of child abuse, domestic violence and criminal mischief.

■ Jesse Chavez, 30, was arrested late Sunday night in the 400 block of S. 9th Street on suspicion of domestic violence, violating a protection order and criminal mischief.


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