Blotter, July 28, 2017
Ex-con held on drug count
A 43-year-old man convicted of second-degree murder 25 years ago was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Grand Junction on suspected drug charges, an arrest affidavit said.
Eric Anthony Gallegos, of 626 N. Seventh St., was arrested after a tipster called dispatch to tell them that he was near his home. Gallegos, who had warrants out for his arrest, allegedly refused to identify himself when approached by a Grand Junction police officer, a report said. He allegedly refused to keep his hands in front of him, the report said.
“I instructed Eric Gallegos to turn around and put his hands behind his back,” the report said. ” Eric Gallegos then quickly reached in his pocket, removed a glass pipe and threw it across the parking lot in (his wife) Susie Gallegos’ direction.”
Eric Gallegos was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession and tampering.
His wife, who the officer saw stomp on the pipe and break it, was arrested on suspicion of tampering.
Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said that, since Gallegos’ release from prison years ago after serving part of a second-degree murder sentence, he has stayed out of trouble for the most part, and most of his current cases are traffic related.
Former District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said Gallegos was convicted at trial of the murder of Jason Gutierrez in 1992.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Stephen Penty, 52, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting July 21.
■ Timothy Doty, 55, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday.
■ Willy Southern, 30, is accused of driving under the influence Sunday.
■ Zachery Boivin, 26, is accused of drug possession Sunday.
■ Gary Wall, 39, is accused of driving under the influence of drugs Sunday.
■ Daniel Martinez, 48, is accused of criminal impersonation and illegal weapon possession Tuesday.
■ David Delph, 29, is accused of driving under the influence Tuesday.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Someone burglarized an address in the 400 block of 32 Road on June 15.
■ Someone stole property from the 1500 block of S. Trail Canyon Drive on July 1.
■ Someone stole a bicycle from the 3100 block of Dazie Jo Street on Saturday.
■ Neila Marquez, 19, is accused of assault Sunday.
■ Steven Pomeroy, 56, was cited on suspicion of harassment Tuesday.
■ Travis Rockwell, 26, is accused of assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence Tuesday.
■ Clayton Reedy, 49, was cited on suspicion of disorderly house Monday.
■ Someone stole property from a vehicle in the 200 block of Gloucester Circle on July 21.
■ Someone stole a Polaris 800 Razor ATV from the 2700 block of Rincon Drive on Tuesday.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Kayla Hart, 21, is accused of drug possession Wednesday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Greg Russell, 44, was cited on suspicion of harassment Wednesday.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Amanda Eanes, 31, was cited on suspicion of child abuse Wednesday.
■ Crystal Reinbold, 28, was cited on suspicion of theft Wednesday.
■ April Fox, 59, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Wednesday.