Blotter, May 10, 2012

I-70 stop results in arrest

Floyd Edward Hamilton, 22, Denver, was arrested Monday on suspicion of various drug charges, including possession of heroin with intent to sell, after he was pulled over for driving 91 mph in a 75-mph zone on westbound Interstate 70 near Rulison, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

Almost 16 grams of suspected heroin and 1.24 grams of suspected marijuana with a combined street value of between $1,500 and $2,000 was found in the vehicle during a search, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Meth selling suspected


A California woman was arrested after a search of her Jeep on Tuesday turned up 8.8 pounds of suspected packaged methamphetamine, which was hidden under the Jeep’s oil pan, according to an arrest affidavit.

Dayana Gutierrez, 21, of Lynwood, Calif., was stopped by a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy just before 2 p.m. Tuesday near milepost 3 on Interstate 70 as she drove east.

Gutierrez acknowledged that the drugs were in the Jeep but denied knowing what kind or how much, according to her affidavit.

Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and being a special offender, according to the Sheriff’s Department.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Rodney Allender, 47, address unknown, was ticketed Tuesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Police said he approached officers conducting a traffic stop in the 600 block of Main Street and started to yell obscenities at them. Allender said he was upset with police about a theft case he had reported.

■ An iPod and computer valued at more than $1,000 combined were stolen Sunday from an unlocked Colorado Mesa University dorm room in the 1100 block of Mesa Avenue.

■ Someone stole a 1996 pickup truck Sunday from a fenced yard in the 2500 block of Weslo Avenue.

■ Gerald Richardson, 20, and his father, Mark Richardson, 50, addresses unknown, were ticketed Saturday on suspicion of fighting at the intersection of Main and North Third streets. Mark accused Gerald of stealing his vehicle earlier in the week and trying to steal it again.

■ A man reported Friday that he left his vehicle parked Thursday night in the 100 block of West Main Street, and when he returned Friday morning to pick it up, it was gone. The vehicle is valued at less than $20,000.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A counterfeit $100 bill was used Wednesday at Gofer Food Store, 2146 Broadway.

■ The tailgate was stolen off a 2010 Chevrolet pickup May 2 at Hanson Auto, 3222 U.S. Highway 6.

■ A 1969 orange-and-camouflage International truck was reported stolen May 1 in the 40 block of Topaz Drive and was eventually sold as scrap metal. A suspect has been identified but no arrest has been made.


According to Fruita Police Department:

■ Tires were slashed Monday on a cement truck parked in the 300 block of Raptor Road. Damage was estimated at $1,600. The case is being investigated.

■ Someone caused more than $2,000 in damage to a vehicle parked Tuesday in the 800 block of East Pabor Avenue.

■ Someone stole jewelry and a jewelry box valued at $6,030 from an unlocked residence May 1 in the 200 block of South Apple Street.

■ A man was accused of shooting a pit bull May 3 in the yard of a residence in the 800 block of East Ottley Avenue. The man said the pit bull attacked another dog. The case is being investigated.

■ Gerald Richardson, 20, was accused of stealing his parents’ vehicle valued at $8,000 on May 1. The case was forwarded to the District Attorney.


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