Blotter, May 25, 2017
Man accused of drug, firearm possession
A California man faces a mandatory prison sentence if convicted on charges of drug possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm, in connection with a traffic stop on Interstate 70 on Tuesday.
Kristopher Whalen, 29, allegedly consented to a search of the Subaru he was driving near mile marker 17, and Mesa County sheriff’s deputies said they found 10 half-pound vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana, weighing 5 pounds total, in a suitcase. A .380 caliber handgun and a loaded magazine were allegedly found in the vehicle’s center console, according to law enforcement.
Because of the combination of a firearm and drugs, possible charges for Whalen include mandatory prison sentences, which a judge cited in issuing him a $20,000 cash or surety bond in the case Wednesday.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Alan Moore, 29, is accused of criminal mischief on Sunday.
■ Zachary Southam, 19, is accused of DUI on Sunday.
■ Someone unlawfully entered a building in the 700 block of Horizon Drive on Sunday and attempted to steal an item valued at less than $300.
■ Daniel Kohlenberg, 53, is accused of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident on Sunday.
■ Someone entered a vehicle in the 700 block of 24 Road on May 19 and took items, causing a loss of less than $300.
■ Someone entered a vehicle in the area of the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 on Sunday, taking less than $100 worth of property.
■ Someone damaged school property in the 500 block of 25 1/2 Road on Sunday, causing a loss of more than $1,000.
■ John Odennell, 44, is accused of auto theft and DUI on Sunday.
■ Someone unlawfully removed an item from a store in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50 on May 1, causing a loss of less than $5,000.
■ Thomas Stogsdill, 54, is accused of reckless endangerment, prohibited use of a weapon, possession of an illegal weapon, and criminal mischief on Monday.
■ Someone entered a residence and damaged property valued at less than $300 in the 300 block of Chipeta Avenue on Tuesday.
■ Someone entered a locked garage and stole a bicycle from the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road on Sunday, causing the victim a loss of more than $300.
■ Savannah Foster, 20, is accused of harassment on Tuesday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Brian G. Kissner, 52, Montrose, is accused of DUI on Tuesday.