Blotter: Dec. 21

2 traffic stops; 3 arrests

Two traffic stops by Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputies overnight Thursday led to the arrests of Aaron Irvine, 37; Harold Wardle, 60; and Ezequiel Silva-Garcia, 18 — all for possession of methamphetamine.

At 8:45 p.m., a deputy pulled over a truck driven by Wardle near 32 Road and Bunting Avenue. Wardle did not pull over immediately, according to an affidavit. Wardle was seen throwing items out the window of the truck, and police allege two baggies with suspected methamphetamine were later recovered. Irvine was a passanger in the vehicle.

Later, a car driven by Silva-Garcia was pulled over in the area of D 1/2 Road and D 1/2 Court, and deputies allegedly found a digital scale with powder residue and a plastic bag with suspected meth in the car.

Man nearly shuts interstate


Just before 7 p.m. Friday, law enforcement and emergency responders converged on the overpass where 29 Road crosses Interstate 70 — where according to radio traffic a man was threatening suicide by jumping to the highway below.

Witnesses said a man was taken into custody about 20 minutes later, but not until after a police scanner report indicated police were attempting to close at least the westbound lanes of I-70.

Cars continued to speed below the overpass, where the narrow two-lane 29 Road crosses the highway with only a low guardrail along it, witnesses said.

The man was eventually taken into custody, but it is not clear if he was arrested or not by law enforcement.

Water notice is a scheme


The city of Rifle is warning citizens about a mailing notice that claims to offer people “a water line protection program” as protection against having to do service line repairs.

The city is spreading the message that they are not affiliated in any way with the apparent sender of the letter, American Water Resources of Colorado, and that the city has no information regarding the program mentioned in the letter.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Someone used another’s personal information in the 2900 block of Fenwick Lane on Dec. 2, causing a loss of less than $750.

■  A known female is suspected of leaving the scene of a serious bodily injury accident in the area of Patterson Road and Mantey Heights Drive on Dec. 14.

■  Someone caused a loss of less than $2,000 by using the account of another to acquire items of value on Dec. 14.

■  Two known juveniles, 14 and 15, were arrested and released on summonses for possession of marijuana after being contacted at 540 29 1/4 Road on Wednesday.

■  Bradley Sutton, 67, was arrested and booked into the jail Wednesday on an active warrant.

■  Bradley Sutton, 67, was arrested and released on a summons for theft by shoplifting at 200 Rood Ave. Thursday.

■  Edward Guzman, 24, is accused of shoplifting at 2545 Rimrock Ave. Wednesday, causing the business a loss of less than $100.


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