Blotter, May 6, 2014
Pound meth deal alleged
Gabriel A. Quintero, 30, 491 Coronado Way Unit C, was arrested Friday on two warrants, with one alleging he arranged the purchase of a pound of methamphetamine on Feb. 28 and had a confidential informant bring $11,000 to his home.
Quintero also is accused of selling more than 14 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant, who was working with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force, twice between October and December 2013. Quintero on Monday was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail on $150,000 bond on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute a schedule II controlled substance and money laundering, among other charges.
Damage to cop car alleged
Eyob Teferi, 19, was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief late Saturday for allegedly jumping on the roof of a Grand Junction patrol car and damaging it, according to an arrest affidavit.
Officers were handling a call just before midnight involving a loud party in the 1400 block of Elm Avenue at the time. Teferi allegedly “caved” the roof of the patrol car, causing damage estimated between $3,000 and $5,000, according to a summons. Prints left on the car matched Teferi’s shoes.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ A man suffered serious bodily injuries after possibly being assaulted Saturday night. Officers were called to St. Mary’s Hospital in the case and they were still trying to learn how he received the injuries.
■ Julian Arzapalo, 39, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of menacing after he allegedly pulled a knife on another man during an argument in the 400 block of Chuluota Avenue.
■ Maise Thurston, 19, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing a schedule II controlled substance in the 500 block of 28 Road.
■ Someone caused less than $100 in damage to a vehicle Saturday in the 500 block of North 26th Street.
■ A motorcycle was reported stolen Monday from the corner of D 1/2 and 30 roads.
■ Michael Crespin, 18, and Bravion Haynes, 19, were contacted early Sunday on the Colorado Mesa University campus after officers were called on a report of intoxicated people harassing women. Crespin was cited on suspicion of harassment and obstructing a peace officer, among other counts. Haynes was cited on a suspicion of disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer and disorderly conduct, among other charges.
■ Multiple items were missing following a burglary Thursday at an apartment unit located at 615 28 1/4 Road.
■ Chad Boyd, 50, was cited Saturday on suspicion of disorderly conduct at 424 Pitkin Ave.
■ Two vehicles, with a combined value of less than $20,000, were stolen Thursday from a home in the 600 block of North Fourth Street.
■ A burglary and theft were reported April 29 at 1027 S. Seventh St., causing a loss of less than $500.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Lori Silva, 43, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of identity theft and felony theft after she allegedly used a family member’s credit card and a false identity to pay for $2,000 in furniture from a local store, according to an arrest affidavit.
■ Jeffrey Brewer, 20, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft and driving with a revoked license after he allegedly took his mother’s 1996 Chevy Blazer without permission, according to an arrest affidavit. The affidavit said he explained he needed to go see his girlfriend.
■ Deputies were called Friday on a report of juveniles throwing rocks at 32 and D roads, with one damaging a windshield. The case was inactivated for lack of suspect information.