Blotter: November 18, 2008

Two accused of hauling pot

• Two people were arrested early Sunday morning after authorities found 27 pounds of suspected marijuana in the trunk of their vehicle on Interstate 70, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said.
Melissa Van Wey, 20, of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert David Jones, 22, of Kansas City, Kan., were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Deputies with the Sheriff’s Department’s Street Crimes Unit were tipped off Saturday night that a vehicle may be passing through southeastern Utah with drugs in the trunk. They pulled over the car around 2 a.m. near the Horizon Drive exit on I-70, according to a report.
After a drug dog alerted deputies to the trunk, they located two packages of marijuana inside a suitcase.
Van Wey admitted to a deputy at the jail that she and Jones were paid $3,000 to transport the drugs, the report said.

Two sexual assaults reported

• Grand Junction police are investigating separate reports of sexual assaults.
Officers received a report Saturday that an unknown male entered a woman’s room in the central part of the city and sexually assaulted her. They also received a report Sunday that a known person sexually assaulted another person in the southwest area of the city.
Police spokeswoman Kate Porras declined to release any additional information, citing ongoing investigations.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Pedro Morales Jr., 18, 2993 Kia Drive, was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer, child abuse and harassment.

•  Bruce Edward Seagrave, 35, 2856 Hill Ave., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass, menacing with a deadly weapon, criminal tampering and a parole violation.

•  A thief removed less than $500 in property from a home in the 500 block of 29 1/2 Road.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Francisco Javier Perez-Marquez, 30, 462 32 1/8 Road, No. 1, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of criminal impersonation, possession of a forgery device, possession of a forged instrument and several traffic violations after he was contacted in the area of 32 1/2 and E 1/2 roads.


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