Blotter: November 15, 2008

Driver tries to elude law

• It took a tire-deflating device, being forced over by a police vehicle and being shocked by a Taser to arrest a Highlands Ranch man who refused to pull over Friday while driving through Garfield County on Interstate 70, authorities say.
The Colorado State Patrol says the incident began late Friday afternoon when the patrol took a call about a possible drunken driver in a 1997 BMW sedan. The vehicle was heading west on I-70 at the No Name exit east of Glenwood Springs.
Rich Duran, captain of the State Patrol’s Glenwood Springs post, said Terence Schwind, 35, refused to respond to a trooper’s lights and siren near the Canyon Creek exit west of Glenwood Springs. Schwind continued driving west at 65 to 75 mph, Duran said, and as he drove, he reportedly called emergency dispatchers to discuss the chase.
Parachute police deployed a device that deflated Schwind’s front tires, but he continued west, eventually driving on his rims at about 40 mph, Duran said.
A trooper was able to force Schwind over about eight miles west of Parachute by bumping the side of the BMW with the side of the patrol car, causing minor damage to the vehicles, Duran said. He said a Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy then had to use a Taser to arrest Schwind, who appeared to be intoxicated.
Silt and Rifle police also assisted in the incident.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  A thief stole property valued at less than $500 from 599 29 1/2 Road.

•  A male suspect took a silver 2001 Chrysler Sebring four-door automobile on a test drive from a dealership on U.S. Highway 6&50 and failed to return. Loss was valued at more than $1,000.

•  A closed-account check was passed at 2469 U.S. Highway 6&50, causing the business owner a loss of more than $1,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Jacob Lyn Naegle, 18, of Grand Junction, was arrested on suspicion of theft of less than $500, criminal impersonation and on two outstanding warrants.

•  Gretchen Renee Reed, 25, of Grand Junction, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and violation of a protection order.

•  David James Oaks, 22, of Parachute, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and on an outstanding warrant.

•  Jesse Dwayne Taijeron Jr., 24, of Clifton, was arrested on suspicion of simple child abuse, second-degree burglary, criminal mischief and menacing.


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