Blotter, July 19, 2013

Burglary suspects sought

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between 6 p.m. May 19 and 7 a.m. May 20.

During that time period, suspects broke a window at Rocky Mountain Boots and Hats at 2718 U.S. Highway 50, entered the building through the window, and removed several pieces of silver jewelry and silver belt buckles from the business. The damage and lost inventory totals an estimated $6,500.

Witnesses saw a white Jeep with a white grill parked in front of the business during the time when the burglary may have taken place. Anyone with information about the identity or location of the suspects can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-7867 or visit Information that leads to an arrest can earn a person up to $1,000.

Mom, daughters arrested


Carol Patricia Martinez, 54, of Clifton, was arrested Wednesday night at 28 1/2 Road and Elm Avenue on suspicion of unlawful distribution and possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia after she allegedly arranged for her daughters to conduct a drug deal on her behalf Tuesday night, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

An officer pulled over Martinez’s vehicle Wednesday and found a baggie with a hole in it in her pocket. The pocket contained a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. While being questioned, Martinez said she arranged for her daughters, Monica Martinez, 25, and Cherese Martinez, 29, both of Clifton, to sell methamphetamine and cocaine to a person in the 2900 block of North Avenue because Carol had to work, according to the affidavit.

The Martinez sisters were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine. Monica told officers she drove her sister to the location but did not know a drug deal occurred, according to the affidavit, while Cherese told officers her mom told her to drop off an envelope to earn money. According to the affidavit, the person who was sold the drugs argued with both sisters about the weight of the drugs and refused to pay all of the money owed.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  An unknown man tried to entice two juvenile females into a vehicle Wednesday at Lincoln Park. An investigation has been opened.

■  A sexual assault investigation stemming from as far back as March 1, 2011, is being investigated in the southeastern part of the city.

■  Someone took a truck worth more than $20,000 from its owners Saturday in the 3100 block of Pipe Court without returning it.

■  A 16-year-old was issued a summons Tuesday at Gunnison Avenue and North 24th Street on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia by a person under the age of 21.

■  Noach Abeyta-McCrea, 18, was issued a summons Sunday at 349 27 3/8 Road on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

■  Holly McNeill, 35, was arrested July 3 in the 2900 block of North Avenue on suspicion of possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute and a bail bond violation.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■  Thinnakorn Kingman, 23, of Denver, was issued a summons June 23 at Country Jam in Mack on suspicion of false reporting to authorities after allegedly giving an erroneous last name to deputies during an underage drinking check.

■  Someone cut a $675 vehicle tire in three places Wednesday in the 100 block of William Drive.


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