Blotter, Sept. 20, 2017

Man accused in assault

A Grand Junction man accused of barging into his neighbor’s trailer Sept. 4 and bludgeoning him over the head with a wooden walking stick could be charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, both felonies.

Ruben Jose Gutierrez, 58, was taken into custody and hospitalized after police responded to an assault report at Rocky Mountain Court trailer park, 445 Fourth Ave., an arrest report said. Gutierrez’s 31-year-old neighbor reported that after an exchange of aggressive text messages, Gutierrez walked into his trailer and said, “I’m gonna kill you,” the report said.

The younger man, who was bleeding “profusely” from his head when police arrived, said he grabbed a walking stick to defend himself, but Gutierrez grabbed it and “hit him in the head with it approximately four times,” the report said.

Public Defender Kristin Westerhorstmann said Tuesday that Gutierrez was hospitalized for multiple days and had several broken bones and a concussion as a result of the fight.

Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson ordered Gutierrez to stay in custody in lieu of a $5,000 cash-only bond.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Tiffany Smalley is accused of drug possession on Sunday.

■ Aurora Lucero, 27, is accused of third-degree assault and domestic violence on Sunday.

■ Robert Mollerup, 68, was cited on suspicion of violating a protection order on Sunday.

■ Angel Guijosa-Serrano, 20, is accused of obstructing a peace officer and violating a protection order on Tuesday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A vehicle was stolen from the 3200 block of Silver Fox Court on Sept. 9.

■ Connor Miklich, 23, is accused of violating a protection order on Sept. 12.

■ Someone stole more than $6,000 worth of property from a storage shed in the 3100 block of Hill Avenue on Sept. 7.

■ Louis Solano, 50, is accused of third-degree assault and domestic violence on Sunday.

■ Jesus Portillo-Pacheco, 24, is accused of DUI on Sunday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Kelly J. Woodrome, 54, is accused of harassment and public indecency on Monday.

■ Corbin M. Lovato, 28, Olathe, is accused of DUI, drug possession and violating a protection order on Monday.

■ David C. Sneed, 54, Ridgway, is accused of domestic violence, harassment and trespassing on Monday.

■ Cody W. Charron, 41, Montrose, is accused of violating a protection order on Monday.


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