Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a home in the 1100 Block of Colorado Avenue at approximately midnight on Sunday, November 30, on a report of a male entering the residence and refusing to leave when instructed to do so by the homeowner. Upon arrival, the victim advised that the suspect, who was unknown to the victim, had made himself at home, and was seated in the dining room area.
The victim stated that he had been watching television when he heard a loud crash coming from the rear of the home. The victim stated that he observed the suspect, later identified as Tanner Schneller, 27, enter the back door into the kitchen. The victim stated that he ordered Schneller to leave his home 10-15 times. Schneller refused, telling the victim that he “comes to this address to hang out all the time.” The victim again confirmed that he did not know, nor had ever seen, the suspect. Eventually, the victim stepped out of his house, and called 911.
Upon taking custody of Schneller, officers observed that he appeared to be highly intoxicated, with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and poor balance. Schneller told officers he was extremely high from smoking marijuana.
Schneller was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Jail on one charge of 1st Degree Criminal Trespass of a Dwelling, a class 5 felony.