Blotter, May 25, 2013

Checkpoints this weekend

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement across the state will be watching for drunk drivers as part of their “Heat Is On” campaign through the Memorial Day weekend.

Motorists can expect increased DUI enforcement with “sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols” through Tuesday, according to a news release from State Patrol Col. Scott Hernandez.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■  Derrick Jay Lomax, 29, Oakwood, Ill., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana and dispensing or selling less than five pounds of marijuana when drugs allegedly were found in his duffel bag at Greyhound Bus Depot, 230 S. Fifth St.

■  Lisa Marie Looney, 38, 583 1/2 Belhaven Way, was arrested Friday on suspicion of tampering with a witness and harassment after allegedly trying to persuade her daughter to lie in an upcoming DUI trial. When Looney’s daughter refused, Looney allegedly slapped her.

■  Michael Roybal, 47, was ticketed on suspicion of theft Tuesday from a business in the 2800 block of North Avenue. He allegedly had been given a trespassing notice previously from the business.

■  Someone stole more than $1,000 from a residence Monday in the 300 block of Cedar Street.

■ Someone caused less than $20,000 in damage and stole less than $20,000 in merchandise Sunday from Rocky Mountain Boots and Hats, 2718 U.S. Highway 50.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Holly Dee McNeill, 34, 2987 Kennedy Ave., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and failure to use a traffic signal.

■ A woman reported Thursday that a refrigerator valued at $250 was stolen from her detached garage in the 2300 block of S. San Miguel Drive.

■ An 8-year-old boy’s blue and black BMX bike was stolen Wednesday night or Thursday morning from his house in the 2900 block of Dawn Drive.


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