Blotter, Oct. 15, 2010

Man arrested after chase

A gunman was arrested late Thursday afternoon in eastern Utah after authorities allege he led them on a high-speed chase and acted suicidal.

The incident began around 1 p.m. when the Utah Highway Patrol stopped a silver passenger car for speeding on Interstate 70, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver was unable to provide a current license and agreed to a search of the vehicle. He then sped east on I-70 and traveled through Green River before entering an old missile base south of the interstate, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The man stopped his vehicle about 500 yards from the base, exited the vehicle with a handgun and took cover behind his vehicle. Over the next several hours, he appeared from behind the vehicle with the handgun pointed to his head, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The man was taken into custody just before 6 p.m. His name wasn’t released.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Joshua Mariano Apraiz, 26, 2966 1/2 Hall Ave., was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of second-degree burglary and criminal mischief after he allegedly attempted to enter a home in the 2800 block of Orchard Avenue, threatened the resident and damaged property at the home.

Duffy Beamon, 34, address unavailable, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of third-degree assault and child abuse.

Laney Cullen, 28, address unavailable, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of third-degree assault after he allegedly assaulted another person in the 900 block of North 12th Street.

Richard Rhodes, 44, address unavailable, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged property in the 1000 block of Ute Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Patrick Landon Dougherty, 43, 3040 Wedgewood Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault and failing to appear in court.

Someone entered a vehicle in the 400 block of 31 Road on Wednesday and stole items valued at $180.


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