Blotter, Feb. 12, 2013
Pot found in student’s car
A 15-year-old Central High School student was issued a summons Jan. 31 on suspicion of offenses related to marijuana use, and a 16-year-old classmate was issued a summons the same day on suspicion of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
The boys were issued summonses at Central High, 550 Warrior Way, after a teacher noticed the 15-year-old smelled like burnt marijuana and sent him to the assistant principal’s office. The teen admitted he had smoked marijuana at lunch time, according to a case report, and said he had smoked with the 16-year-old.
Inside the 16-year-old’s car, Mesa County sheriff’s deputies found a glass pipe, a baggy that contained residue of a leafy green substance and marijuana wrapped in paper, according to the report.
Burglary, assault suspected
Jeffrey Dale Pierce, 43, was arrested Friday at 895 E. Ottley Ave. in Fruita on suspicion of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, felony menacing and criminal mischief, according to the Fruita Police Department.
Pierce is suspected of injuring a woman’s face and throat with a knife on Feb. 2 and attempting to steal items from her home, according to an arrest affidavit. Pierce is a suspected member or former member of the Skinhead Boys in California, according to the affidavit.
He was booked into the Mesa County Jail on Friday evening.
Girl, 18, booked after stop
Candice Eilleen Valencia, 18, was arrested Saturday at South Ninth Street and Pitkin Avenue on suspicion of second-degree assault on a police officer, obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
During a traffic stop, Valencia got out of the car she was in and tried to interfere with an interview between a police officer and the car’s driver, according to an arrest affidavit. While she was being handcuffed, Valencia allegedly dug her fingernails into the back of an officer’s hands, causing his hand and knuckle to bleed, according to the affidavit.
Valencia was placed in the back of a patrol car, where she kicked the rear passenger-side window with her shoes and dislodged the window from its track, according to the affidavit, causing some $500 in damage. She was booked into the Mesa County Jail.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
—Jerome Amador Gallegos, 25, was arrested Sunday at 875 Main St. on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of a police officer after he ran from an officer who approached a group of people who appeared to be fighting.
—Jessica Martinez, 28, was arrested Thursday at U.S. Highway 50 and 26 1/4 Road on suspicion of theft after she was contacted while driving a stolen vehicle. Martinez also was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle while her driver’s license was revoked.
—Anthony Andres, 20, was issued a summons Thursday at 960 Northern Way, No. 6, on suspicion of underage consumption of marijuana.
—Lindsy Peters, 32, was arrested Feb. 5 on suspicion of forgery and possession of a forged instrument after she unlawfully tried to use a forged instrument to make a purchase in the 200 block of Rood Avenue.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
—Someone caused some $260 worth of damage to a screen, a window and a door while breaking into a home Friday afternoon in the 2500 block of I 1/2 Road, then allegedly stole a pair of sunglasses and two cans of Miller Lite beer.