Blotter, Dec. 19, 2012
Drug suspect turns self in
One of the seven at-large suspects in a major drug sting has turned himself into the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, leaving six more suspects yet to be picked up, the department reported Tuesday.
Hugo Cesar Delgado-Montano, 19, of Carbondale, was jailed on suspicion of intent to distribute marijuana or a marijuana concentrate.
Delgado-Montano is one of 15 suspects arrested after a nine-month narcotics investigation by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team, which involved undercover officers buying cocaine, ecstasy/MDMA, psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, prescription drugs, an assault rifle and a .38-caliber pistol.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Someone used another’s person’s identity Dec. 5 when they used account information from a stolen check to make purchases.
■ Someone committed an act of arson Wednesday by setting fire to a vehicle in the 2800 block of Elm Avenue, causing about $20,000 in damage.
■ Victoria Gutierrez, 25, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of burglary, theft and trespass at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., and for taking items valued at less than $500.
■ Carl Hunt, 31, was issued a summons Saturday on suspicion of shoplifting items from Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.
■ Thomas Campbell, 26, was jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony menacing and harassment in the 2900 block of Summerbrook Drive.
■ Tyler Moriarty, 28, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $500 from Walmart, 2881 North Ave.
■ Someone stole items from a home in the 1600 block of Rood Avenue Sunday, causing a loss of more than $1,000.
■ Luke Bagley, 50, of Palisade was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting in the 200 block of Rood Avenue.
■ Someone stole more than $1,000 in items from a vehicle Sunday in the 2900 block of F 1/4 Road.
■ Michael Balentine, 48, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of taking merchandise valued at less than $1,000 from JC Penney, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Michael Joseph Maestas, 24, of Clifton was jailed Monday on suspicion of two counts of unlawful sexual contact without permission.
■ Eugene Steven Odom, 33, of Clifton was jailed Monday on suspicion of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
■ Michael Dale Stepp, 39, was jailed Monday on suspicion of false reporting, second-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, defrauding an innkeeper, aggravated robbery, theft and domestic violence.