Blotter, Dec. 4, 2012

Samurai sword stabbing

Antonio “Tony” Oseguera, 31, 2426 Hill Ave., was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and menacing.

Police responded to Oseguera’s residence on a report of a stabbing, according to an arrest affidavit. They found Oseguera nearby at North 23rd Street and North Avenue with a swollen lip and dried blood inside his nose.

Oseguera told police he and his girlfriend recently broke up, and that the man she called to help her entered Oseguera’s residence without permission, according to the affidavit. He told police he grabbed a samurai sword and hit the victim on the back of the leg below the right buttocks in self-

The victim said he didn’t at first enter the residence and only went inside to hit Oseguera in the face because he feared for his life, as Oseguera was pointing the samurai sword at him, according to police.

As the victim fled up some stairs, Oseguera stabbed his leg with the sword, according to the affidavit, causing a wound about three-quarters of an inch wide.

Man’s finger wounded


Joseph Daniel Buk, 30, 2150 College Place No. 51, was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of assault, trespass and criminal mischief.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, officers responded to the 2100 block of College Place late Sunday night on a disturbance. An investigation revealed the location of the disturbance was at apartments in the 1100 block of Bookcliff Avenue, according to police. There, they found a man who had been stabbed once in the finger. He was treated on-scene and not taken to the hospital.

Buk was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault with injury, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Reckless riding on bike


Steven Wayne Gearhart, 50, 517 28 1/4 Road, was arrested Friday on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and failing to use turn signals.

Gearhart was riding a bicycle south on North 24th Street on Friday afternoon when an officer saw him make several turns without signaling, and without heeding posted stops, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

When the officer stopped him at North 24th Street and Hill Avenue, Gearhart jumped off his bicycle in the middle of the street and ran away.

After a few steps, he tripped and fell. The backpack he was carrying contained 25 to 35 pounds of stripped copper wiring, according to police, and the officer found suspected marijuana in his pants pocket. The officer also found a syringe containing suspected methamphetamine in Gearhart’s left sock, according to an arrest affidavit.

Gearhart also had four active arrest warrants.

Prayer service disrupted


Paul Anthony Padilla, 41, was issued a summons Saturday night on suspicion of assault and indecent exposure.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, Padilla entered the Gospel Ministries Center, 1622 Glenwood Ave., during a prayer service and began yelling. Witnesses reported first trying to help Padilla, then two men escorted him from the building when he wouldn’t stop yelling and swearing, according to police.

Padilla hit both of the men, according to police, and dropped his pants, threatening to urinate on them. The men detained Padilla until police arrived.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Nicholas Devita, 32, was issued a summons Thursday afternoon in the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue on suspicion of assault.

■ Adrian Castillo, 26, was issued a summons Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of Ute Avenue on suspicion of assault.

■ Adam Sorensen, 21, was issued a summons Friday morning in the 100 block of Chipeta Avenue on suspicion of reckless endangerment after chasing a man who used to date his mother down an alley in his car, then leaving his car at the scene after it struck a utility pole.

■ Sterling Inouye, 22, Keonimama Shigematsu, 22, and Kaleo Nakano, 20, were issued summonses Friday night in the 1700 block of North 19th Street on suspicion of having a loud party.

■ Derik Ekrim, 49, was issued a summons Saturday evening at North First Street and Teller Avenue on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and driving an uninsured vehicle.

■ A thief entered a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Bookcliff Avenue on Saturday evening and stole property valued at less than $500.

■ Ian Lafferty, 25, was issued a summons Saturday night in the 600 block of Ouray Avenue on suspicion of unnecessary noise.

■ Items valued at less than $500 were stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of North 12th Street early Sunday morning.

■ Ryan Blanton, 27, was issued a summons Sunday afternoon at Walmart, 2881 North Ave., on suspicion of theft and obstructing a police officer. He was arrested on an active warrant.

■ A truck and trailer valued at less than $10,000 were stolen Sunday night from behind Albertsons, 1830 N. 12th Street.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Errol Snider, 32, was arrested in the 100 block of Bacon Court in Palisade on Saturday afternoon on an active warrant.

■ Deputies responded to the 600 block of Pioneer Road on Saturday night on a report of a burglary in progress.


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