Blotter: July 18, 2009

Meth suspect arrested

• Officers arrested Rosendo Garcia-Contreras, 41, on Thursday night on suspicion of methamphetamine possession, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Officers pulled over Garcia-Contreras after he failed to stay in a single lane while driving. During a pat-down search, an officer found a baggie filled with 2 or 3 ounces of suspected meth in Garcia-Contreras’ crotch area, the Police Department said.
Police said they also found a firearm and a large amount of cash in Garcia-Contreras’ car, and he was driving without a valid license. Garcia-Contreras identified himself with a Mexican ID card instead of a driver’s license, police said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• Charles Steinberg, 29, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a schedule I drug, two counts of intent to distribute the drug, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructed view from a motor vehicle, and child abuse.

• More than $1,000 in damage was done to a vehicle in the 1100 block of Independent Avenue on Thursday.

• Sunglasses valued at more than $1,000 were stolen Thursday from the Rimrock Wal-Mart store.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• Adam Thesing, 19, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession with the intent to distribute.

• Three vehicles were broken into and damaged Thursday at the Whitewater boat ramp. The damage and cost of items stolen from the vehicles is estimated to be $5,500.

• A thief stole $144 worth of property Thursday in the 3200 block of D 1/2 Road.
A fence on the property also was damaged.


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