Blotter: March 03, 2009

Cocaine in car alleged

• A Mexican national living in Grand Junction was arrested Friday night on suspicion of drug distribution charges after a traffic stop in which deputies allegedly found more than 14 grams of cocaine in his vehicle and more than $1,000 in his possession, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
Omar Antonio Navarro, 28, 2837 North Ave., No. 23. who told police he purchased his driver’s license in Denver, is in Mesa County Jail on a $50,000 bond on drug charges, as well as an immigration hold. Navarro said in court Monday through a Spanish-language interpreter that he had the $1,109 after cashing his paycheck and he did not intend to sell the drugs because he is “a drug addict.”
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Christopher Velasquez, 19, received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting from City Market, 636 Market St.

•  A vandal cut through a wall of a building at Mesa State College, causing damages of less than $1,000.

•  Bridget Schneider, 21, received a summons on suspicion of shoplifting from Wal-Mart, 2545 Rimrock Ave.

    According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  A wallet was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 3200 block of F Road.

•  Dustin Lee Lloyd, 35, 532 Jaylee, Unit B, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of a felony charge of aggravated driving after revocation and misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and not having proof of insurance.


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