Arrest in drug, gun case

Michael Rader, 40, is accused of drug and weapons possession charges and received a $25,000 cash-only bond from Mesa County Court.

Police arrested Rader in a room where drug paraphernalia and a gun were found, according to the arrest affidavit.

Two $10,000 bonds set

Kelston Chessani, 28, is accused of aggravated robbery and received two $10,000 cash-only bonds on Monday.

He is a named suspect in the robbery and when police attempted to contact him on Jan. 8, he ran into a Mesa County apartment building, according to the arrest affidavit.

A gun was located near where he was first contacted and it was confirmed to be a stolen gun, the affidavit said.

A perimeter was set up and an evacuation of all the residents was started before Chessani eventually surrendered.

An identification card was allegedly found in Chessani’s wallet belonging to the man that reported the robbery on Dec. 27.

Woman held in drug stop

Gurneet Skehon, 22, is accused of drug possession and importation charges and received a $50,000 cash-only bond on Monday.

Twenty-First Judicial District Chief Deputy District Attorney Bo Zeerip asked for a high-cash bond and said she was bringing 80 pounds of cocaine in her vehicle.

A K9 officer alerted police to drugs in the vehicle after Skehon was pulled over while traveling down Interstate 70, according to the arrest affidavit.

Sawed-off shotgun arrest

Jaden Bilbrey, 19, is accused of aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and false imprisonment, among other charges, and received a $50,000 cash-only bond from the Mesa County Court on Monday.

A Grand Junction resident reported being robbed on Dec. 27 just before 11 p.m, according to the arrest affidavit.

He said a man with a sawed-off shotgun with a strobing flashlight attached to it was standing outside his bedroom after he had gone to bed that evening.

He said another man was with him.

Both had their faces covered, and he was struck with the shotgun and had money stolen, the affidavit said.

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