Blotter: Sept. 30, 2017

Adrian Younger

Adrian Younger

Fruita man convicted

of sex assault on teenager

A Mesa County jury on Friday convicted a 36-year-old man of multiple counts of sexual assault on a teenager in Fruita.

Adrian Luis Younger, of Fruita, was convicted of sexual assault-related charges relating to two of the three incidents charged by prosecutors on Friday.

He was acquitted of charges related to the third incident involving the child victim, who was 13 at the time, according to earlier reports.

Mesa County prosecutor David Waite, who tried the case along with prosecutor Melinda Shishim, said Friday that he was pleased with the verdict.

“We appreciate the jury’s attention on this one,” he said. “I think they came up with the right result.”

Public Defender Scott Burrill, who along with defender Craig Blake represented Younger, did not respond to requests for comment.

Younger will be sentenced by Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley on Dec. 15.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Kyle Fleetwood, 32, is accused of driving under the influence Tuesday.

■ A burglar broke into a building the 600 block of 23 Road on Tuesday, damaged property and stole property from the vending machines, causing a loss of less than $300.

■ James Bonati, 50, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Wednesday.

■ Teresa Dill, 59, is accused of theft 
Sept. 15.

■ A burglar broke into a home in the 800 block of Rood Avenue on Thursday and stole property valued at less than $50.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A vehicle theft was reported at the Clifton Park-n-Ride on Wednesday.


According to the Montrose Police Department:

■ Larry Bullard, 60, was cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct Wednesday.

■ Ramond Fell, 69, is accused of criminal mischief and domestic violence Wednesday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Hailey Dagenais, 24, is accused of domestic violence, false imprisonment and phone service obstruction Thursday.

■ Frank Arroyo, 42, is accused of drug possession, forgery, criminal impersonation and other offenses Thursday.


According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Joshua Boyington, 30, is accused of a domestic violence-related restraining order violation Thursday.


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