Blotter, May 19, 2017

Meth found in I-70 stop

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they agreed to have a drug task force officer search their car and he found 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine.

An officer with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a car he said was illegally using the passing lane on Interstate 70 near Loma. According to an arrest affidavit, the driver, Alejandra Jaramillo, 23, told the officer she was driving with her three children and boyfriend from their home in Las Vegas to Denver to see relatives for a few days. However, when she presented the rental agreement for the car, it was rented for a shorter period of time than the trip she said she was making. Jaramillo told the officer they would extend the rental.

The officer returned the documents to her and gave her a verbal warning, and asked if they were carrying any illegal drugs, weapons or large amounts of cash. At that point, Jaramillo and Alejandro Soriano, 37, consented to having the car searched.

Officers found five vacuum-sealed bags of suspected methamphetamine in a bag of children’s clothes in the trunk, according to the affidavit.

Both Soriano and Jaramillo appeared before Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson on Thursday, who set $25,000 cash-only bonds for each of them.

Kids rescued from desert


Three juveniles are OK after being rescued in the desert near 33 Road on Thursday afternoon, after their vehicle got stuck in the mud about a mile from the roadway, according to the Clifton Fire Protection District.

Authorities delivered the juveniles to 33 Road and their parents picked them up, according to Chris Rowland, the district’s operations chief.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Jaime Ransier, 38, is accused of stalking and domestic violence on May 9.

■ Jesse Erekson, 25, is accused of stalking and drug possession on May 9.

■ Stephany Stetzel, 26, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting on May 12.

■ Christian L. Arredondo, 20, was cited on suspicion of DUI on May 13.

■ Mark Collin, 47, was cited on suspicion of theft on Monday.

■ Robert Baker is accused of violating a protection order on Monday.

■ Michelle Cole, 44, was cited on suspicion of assault on Tuesday.

■ Robert Askew, 28, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday.

■ Someone broke into a business in the 2200 block of Broadway on May 12 and caused more than $1,000 in damages.

■ Someone caused a loss of less than $50 when items were stolen from a vehicle near the 400 block of Chipeta Avenue on Tuesday.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Daniel O. Flores-Quezada, 20, is accused of harassment, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, violating a protection order, and resisting arrest on Wednesday.

■ Margarito Salgado, 19, is accused of drug possession, fraud and resisting arrest on Wednesday.


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