Blotter, Sept. 13, 2017

Man accused of holding woman in room overnight

A man accused of holding a Grand Junction woman captive in a room for close to seven hours last month has been arrested and could be charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

Sebastian Gonzalez, 20, of New Castle, was arrested Monday night in connection with allegations that on Aug. 17, he went to a woman’s home in the 1800 block of East Main Street, took her cellphone and, after an argument, refused to let her leave, an arrest affidavit said.

Gonzalez, who is more than 50 pounds heavier than the 5-foot-1 victim, allegedly grabbed her around the waist and threw her on a bed to prevent her from leaving, the affidavit said. Between 11 p.m. and 5:50 a.m., the woman said Gonzalez kept her in the room at various times by sitting on her, holding her arms and throwing her on the bed or floor. The woman said Gonzalez also hit her several times.

The woman’s infant child was in the room during the incident, the report said.

The woman said Gonzalez told her in the morning “the only way she would be allowed to leave the room” was if she gave him a ride to the library. She did, and eventually Gonzalez got out of the car, the report said.

Gonzalez appeared Tuesday in court and was issued a $5,000 cash or surety bond.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Branden Gene Pistel, 32, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Sept. 6.

■ Someone stole property worth less than $300 from the 2000 block of Wrangler Way on Saturday.

■ Oscar Aguirre, 18, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday.

■ Dustin Hurst, 34, is accused of false imprisonment, assault, harassment and domestic violence Sunday.

■ Casey Sewell, 22, was cited on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon Sunday.

■ Agustus Reeves, 46, is accused of harassment Monday.

■ Robert Kennedy, 56, was cited on suspicion of harassment Monday.

■ Someone stole property worth more than $500 from a business at 2570 American Way on Thursday.

■ Drew Dalenberg, 28, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Someone burglarized property in the 9000 block of South 18 Road on Aug. 16.

■ Someone burglarized a storage unit in the 500 block of Perkins Court Sept. 1.

■ Someone stole a vehicle in the 600 block of Colony Road on Sept. 4.

■ Levi Hall, 25, was cited on suspicion of theft Aug. 31.

■ Child abuse was reported in the 3600 block of G 4/10 Road on Friday.

■ Shaun O’Byrne, 30, is accused of harassment and domestic violence Sunday.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Katrina Beebe, 29, is accused of domestic violence and criminal mischief Friday.

■ Andrew Vigil-Secundino, 21, is accused of assault and unlawful sexual contact Friday.


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