Blotter, Sept. 14, 2016

Inmate walks away

An inmate working on a work crew at the Delta City Cemetery on Monday walked away from the work site, and was picked up along U.S. Highway 50 a short time later, according to police.

Ray E. Butler, 55, allegedly walked away from the site sometime between 1:45 p.m. and 2:05 p.m., and was taken into custody in the 700 block of Highway 50 North at 2:43 p.m., the Delta Police Department said.

Nearby schools were put on shelter-in-place status as a precaution, police said, but no schools, students or staff were endangered during the incident.

School briefly on lockdown


Pear Park Elementary was briefly on lockdown Tuesday morning as Mesa County sheriff’s deputies searched for a man who ran from them, according to school and law enforcement officials.

Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Sandpiper Avenue at 7:28 a.m. on a report of a suspicious car, sheriff’s spokeswoman Megan Terlecky said. Deputies, who found two men sleeping in the car, arrested one on suspicion of drug-related charges. The second man ran away.

“Because kids were walking around heading to school … they didn’t want to take any chances,” Terlecky said. The school was put on shelter-in-place at 8:32 a.m, and students who were being dropped off during the incident were ushered into the building with the help of law enforcement, according to District 51. The lockdown was lifted before 9 a.m. after law enforcement determined the man was not a threat.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Damian Monroe, 22, is accused of possession of a schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 31.

■ Jeremy Rainwater, 37, is accused of violating a protection order on Sept. 2.

■ Edward Zagrany, 27, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Sept. 5.

■ Bonnie Sue Hill, 59, is accused of DUI on Sept. 7.

■ Luciann Bolding, 51, is accused of third-degree assault on Sept. 7.

■ Randall Phillips, 57, is accused of third-degree assault, harassment, and false imprisonment on Sept. 8.

■ Jesse Lopez, 21, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Sept. 8.

■ Someone broke into a building and caused damage in the 900 block of Belford Avenue on Sept. 8.

■ Patrick Gill, 36, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting and trespassing on Friday.

■ Gabriel Mendillo, 30, is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs on Friday.

■ Forrest Puerto, 35, is accused of violating a protection order on Saturday.

■ Zachary Johnson, 44, is accused of violating a protection order on Saturday.

■ Criminal trespass of a vehicle occurred in the 2600 block of Whisper Court on Saturday.

■ Carol Walsh, 36, is accused of DUI on Sunday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ John Jacob Germany, 33, an inmate at the Mesa County Jail, was cited on suspicion of third-degree assault on Aug. 16.

■ Deputies took a report of an ongoing harassment in the 500 block of 32 1/8 Road on Aug. 15.

■ Stevie Chacon, 56, is accused of violating a protection order on Sept. 8.

■ A horse trailer was allegedly stolen in the 1200 block of 12 1/4 Road on Sept. 10.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Darrel W. Huber, 33, Montrose, is accused of DUI on Monday.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ Officers responded to a reported theft in the 100 block of E. Heritage Court on Sept. 1.

■ Michael A. Oliver, 36, is accused of violating a protection order on Sept. 4.

■ Someone stole a cellphone valued at $600 from the Fruita 8/9 School on Sept. 8.


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