Baby unattended in car
Tearsa Olson, 35, is accused of child abuse, a misdemeanor offense, after she reportedly left her 17-month-old daughter in her car unattended on Monday. She allegedly left her daughter asleep in the back of her car when she went to work.
According to the police report, the child was left unattended in the locked car for approximately 35 minutes before someone called police.
While they attempted to contact a parent, police maintained eye contact with the child and made sure she did not need to be removed, the police report said.
It was reportedly 73 degrees outside at the time of the incident.
Olson has served as deputy district attorney for Mesa County since October.
District Attorney Dan Rubinstein released an official statement supporting Olson on Tuesday. He also released her police summons along with the statement.
"There is no evidence that Olson made a conscious decision to leave her child in the vehicle," he said. "I am relieved that her daughter was not injured. While it is extremely concerning to me to see how this job has impacted Ms. Olson, I have full confidence in her abilities and judgment."
She was sent him home after the incident that day.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Dana Hoecker, 50, is accused of drug possession on Friday, Aug. 2.
■ James Vowell, 32, is accused of assault on an off-duty police office on Saturday.
■ Blake Bah, 28, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Sunday.
■ Paul Breuer, 58, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Sunday.
■ Nicol Villalobos, 27, is accused of first-degree burglary, assault in the third degree among other charges on Monday.
■ Lydia Steel, 24, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Monday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office:
■ Cody Quintana, 26 is accused of drug possession on Sunday, July 21.
■ Victor Saenz, 32, is accused of assault and domestic violence on Saturday.
■ Michael Reed, 27, is accused of assault and domestic violence on Sunday.