Blotter, Oct. 11, 2013
Drug possession alleged
After being alerted by a Colorado Mesa University student, the Grand Junction Police Department arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of selling hallucinogenic mushrooms on campus.
The man, 18-year-old Jeremy Ibarra, tried to run away from police when they attempted to arrest him, but later was tackled by another CMU student, according to his arrest affidavit.
Police found a bag of psilocybin mushrooms in his backpack and about $740 in cash in his wallet, the affidavit said.
Ibarra was taken to Mesa County Jail on suspicion of unlawful distribution, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, obstructing government operations and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cops looking for mugger
The Grand Junction Police Department is asking for public assistance to identify and locate suspects wanted in connection with a mugging Sept. 28 near the intersection of 28 1/2 Road and North Avenue.
A victim in the assault and robbery identified the assailants as two black men, 18 to 25 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-2 in height and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds.
The victim told police both had shoulder-length dreadlocks and were wearing black pants with hooded sweatshirts.
Anyone who knows the identity of the suspects or other information related to the incident are asked to anonymously contact the Mesa County Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP or http://www.241stop.com.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ A 14-year-old boy was issued a summons Oct. 2 in the 100 block of Belford Avenue on suspicion of possession of a concealed firearm.
■ Someone entered a residence Sept. 28 in the 2500 block of Westwood Avenue and removed items valued at less than $1,000.
■ Cory Christian, 28, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of causing bodily injury to another in the 2500 block of North 12th Street.
■ Someone entered a home Monday in the 300 block of Carriage Hills Court and took items valued at less than $1,000.
■ Someone took about $50 in items from a vehicle Tuesday in the 1800 block of Cannell Avenue.
■ Someone entered a vehicle in the 1300 block of North 15th Street Wednesday and took items valued at more than $2,000.
■ John Montoya, 43, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $50 from a business in the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 50.
■ Daniel Steele, 30, was issued a summons Thursday in the 2400 block of Patterson Road on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer, criminal impersonation and violating a protection order.
■ Derek Grant Warren Cuppett, 20, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of theft and first-degree criminal trespass of an auto.
■ Richard Ramon Espino, 33, of Clifton, was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving a vehicle with a revoked license for a previous alcohol/drug offense, driving a vehicle as a habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance.
■ Daniel John Stetzel, 30, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of violating a protection order, obstructing a peace officer, criminal impersonation and second-degree assault on a peace officer.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Lorenzo Villarreal, 58, was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of felony menacing and prohibited use of a weapon.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
■ Kirt James Marchington, 62, of Grand Junction was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of obstruction of a telephone/telegraph service, domestic violence, first-degree criminal tampering, criminal mischief and third-degree assault.
■ A juvenile was issued summonses Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.