Blotter, Sept. 6, 2012

Woman reports assault

Tyler Lee Murphy, 24, 1760 Laveta St., Unit C, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion that he kidnapped and assaulted his estranged girlfriend in her apartment, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

According to an arrest affidavit, officers responded to the residence after reports that a woman inside was screaming and a man was beating her up.

The woman, who was crying and hysterical when police arrived, reported Murphy was drunk and had arrived at her home, where he’d lived with her off and on, Tuesday morning. He hit her repeatedly, according to the affidavit, threw her down, slammed her against the wall and dragged her back into the apartment when she tried to run away. He then put duct tape across her mouth and wrapped it around her head, according to the affidavit.

The woman said Murphy drank 24 seven-ounce Blast Colt 45s, two 16-ounce Poco Lokos and three or four beers, according to the affidavit. Police reported that the front doorjamb was destroyed, there was hole punched in a closet door and the stair railing was damaged, which the woman said Murphy did during his rampage, according to the affidavit.

Murphy was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, assault, violating a protection order, false imprisonment, criminal mischief and criminal tampering.

Loud parties reported


Mark Allen Moore, 22, was issued a summons early Monday morning on suspicion of disturbing the peace, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Police had responded to a residence Sunday on reports of a loud party and advised those there not to have more parties. Officers responding Monday heard a loud event as they approached the residence and found about 10 people playing beer pong on the back patio, police said.

Officers contacted Moore and he reported that it wasn’t a party but a get-together, according to police.

Less than an hour later, officers responded to the 500 block of Willow Road on a report of a loud party and could hear loud bass inside the residence from several houses away, according to an incident report.

After officers knocked on the door, several people hid inside the house and turned off the lights and music.

Officers issued Skylar James Bell, 24, a summons on suspicion of disturbing the peace. An hour later, officers returned to the residence because Bell asked for assistance kicking people out of the house, according to an incident report.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Wesley Shingleton, 20, was issued a summons early Friday morning at Seventh and Main streets on suspicion of false reporting to authorities, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

■ Sometime between Friday and Saturday, someone kicked over headstones and vases throughout Grand Junction Municipal Cemetery, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

■ Dennis McHugh, 55, was issued a summons Saturday evening in the 800 block of Pitkin Avenue on suspicion of trespassing.

■ Someone stole items valued at more than $1,000 from a residence in the 500 block of Willow Road early Saturday morning.

■ Rebecca Crockett, 29, and Joshua Crockett, 31, both of 215 1/2 Dream Street, were arrested Monday night on suspicion of harassing each other.

■ Someone caused about $2,000 in damage to a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Harris Road Monday night.

■ Rory Mackey, 19, was issued a summons Tuesday night in the 1400 block of Mesa Avenue on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A fiberglass drop-in swimming pool was stolen from the 500 block of Reed Mesa Road Aug. 18


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A man reported his ex-girlfriend kept some of his belongings, valued at $350, when he moved out of the house they shared Aug. 24.

■ Vidal Martinez, 56, was issued a summons Aug. 25 at the End Zone on suspicion of driving with a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident.

■ A 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche was stolen from a residence in the 1200 block of Black Ridge Drive Aug. 27.

■ Someone spray-painted two vehicles parked in a driveway in the 600 block of Scorpio Court Aug. 28, causing about $4,000 in damage.

■ Cheryl Martin, 48, was issued a summons Aug. 28 on suspicion of disturbing the peace and not licensing her dogs after several neighbors signed a complained that the animals barked excessively.

■ A 16-year-old girl was issued a summons Aug. 29 at Fruita Monument High School on suspicion of hitting another 16-year-old girl, causing pain and injury.

■ A 24-year-old man repeatedly pushed and poked his mother Aug. 29 in the 300 block of North Maple Street, causing her pain.

■ A white Ford pickup valued at $30,000 and a white Chevrolet pickup valued at $40,000 were stolen from separate locations Aug. 30 and later recovered.

■ On Aug. 30 in the 100 block of Freemont Street, a man pushed a woman, causing her pain, and took a laptop computer valued at $500.

■ Someone stole a Ford Freestar minivan valued at $3,000 from the 100 block of Sierra Drive Friday; the vehicle was later recovered.


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