Blotter, Oct. 30, 2010

Felony menacing alleged

Jose Luis Medina-Mata, 31, 3229 White Ave., No. 4, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of five counts of felony menacing, two counts of assault, and criminal mischief.

Medina-Mata and two other men allegedly assaulted a woman and three men early in the morning of Sept. 25. One of the alleged victims was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital for a broken jaw.

The alleged assault occurred after Medina-Mata asked to patch into the electricity in the woman’s apartment. Her boyfriend protested and called Medina-Mata and his friends “border-jumping Mexicans,” according to an arrest affidavit. According to the affidavit, Medina-Mata and two men are suspected of pushing in the dead-bolted door of the woman’s apartment and beating the men later in the evening. The woman said the door hit her when it was pushed in.

According to a law enforcement database, Medina-Mata is a self-proclaimed Fresno Bulldog gang member.

Jailer reports dirty deed

Cameron T. Tallent, 20, was arrested Thursday at the Mesa County Jail for allegedly throwing feces at employees.

According to an arrest affidavit, a nurse and detention deputy approached Tallent’s cell on Oct. 23 to give him medication. Soon after holding his left hand out of a small door to grab the medication, Tallent held his right hand out of the door while holding a Styrofoam cup containing a brown substance, which he threw on the deputy and then the nurse, according to the affidavit. The substance, suspected to be feces, hit the deputy in the back of the head, hip and right torso. The nurse was covered from her glasses to her toes, but none of the substance entered her eyes or mouth.

Tallent was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault. He has a history of other incidents in the jail, including throwing water under his cell door, covering windows and video cameras, damaging sprinkler heads and fighting with inmates, the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Chase Sawatzky, 18, and a juvenile were issued summonses Oct. 23 on suspicion of trying to steal a Gerber Multi Tool from Sportsman’s Warehouse, 2464 U.S. Highway 6 &50.

A thief took the keys to a vehicle and removed items from the vehicle Wednesday in the 500 block of 25 1/2 Road.

A vandal damaged and took a person’s property Thursday in the 600 block of Struthers Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies responded to a report of a fight Thursday afternoon at the Clifton Grand Valley Transit transfer point, 3199 Interstate 70 Business Loop. One man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with a head injury. No charges were filed.

Brian Sours, 43, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault on an at-risk adult and disorderly conduct after allegedly biting a man on the finger, drawing blood.

Police took a report Thursday that a thief stole items worth an estimated $4,905 from a home in the 2200 block of Codels Canyon Drive. The burglar is suspected to have entered the home through an unlocked window.


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