Blotter, Sept. 23, 2016

Man running in traffic

A man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs was seen running in traffic along U.S. Highway 6&50 between 25 and 24 1/2 roads Monday afternoon, nearly causing accidents in the area, police said.

Brandon Wells, 26, was seen running through traffic northbound on 24 1/2 Road until officers stopped him at Chili’s Restaurant. Wells denied being under the influence of meth, and as an ambulance crew was checking him out, he ran from officers and back into traffic, according to a citation.

Officers determined Wells was on parole, so he was detained.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone committed vehicular eluding, fleeing a traffic stop at 28 1/4 Road and Patterson Road on Sept. 6.

■ Richard Spurrier, 51, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on Sunday.

■ Someone stole a bicycle valued at more than $2,000 from the 800 block of Orchard Avenue on Sunday.

■ Elizabeth Rose Sanchez, 21, is accused of domestic violence harassment and child abuse on Monday.

■ Nathan Allen Verzani, 20, is accused of domestic violence third-degree assault and child abuse on Monday.

■ Anna Barr, 32, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on Monday.

■ Stephen Whitfield, 28, is accused of DUI and having an open container of alcohol on Tuesday.

■ Someone stole a motor vehicle parked at a residential address located in the 400 block of West Ute Avenue on Tuesday, causing a loss of more than $1,000.

■ Someone broke into a victim’s home in the 2600 block of Texas Avenue and stole items of value on Sept. 13, causing the victim a loss of less than $50.

■ Someone stole a vehicle from the 2700 block of Redwood Court on Tuesday, causing a loss of less than $10,000.

■ Joshua Trumball, 30, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on Wednesday.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Someone took about $1,500 in building materials from a residence in the 1000 block of 23 Road on Sept. 16.

■ Someone broke into a residence in the 2800 block of Florida Street on Sept. 12 and removed items valued at $1,300.

■ Jose Hernandez, 29, is accused of domestic violence and criminal trespass.

■ Ricardo Espino, 36, is accused of drug-related offenses on Tuesday.


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