Blotter, October 1, 2017

Violence report morphs into immigration arrest

The Grand Junction Police Department jailed a Snowmass man last week after what started as a domestic violence call turned into a possible immigration issue.

After police arrested Richardo Antonio Rivera-Solis near the intersection of North Avenue and 12th Street on suspicion of assault on a woman he identified as his wife, something she denied was true, officers found multiple documents on him.

Rivera-Solis, 41, was allegedly found to have multiple identification documents, few of which had his name. They included three Social Security cards with names not his, and one permanent resident card also with a different name.

Police also found his El Savador passport, a Colorado driving instruction permit and an international driver’s license, all with his name on it.

Rivera-Solis was jailed on suspicion of second-degree assault, criminal possession of an identification document, criminal possession of a forged instrument and domestic violence.

On Friday, Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum imposed a $25,000 cash-only bond in the case.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ John Martinez, 59, was jailed Sept. 23 on suspicion of domestic violence and obstruction of telephone service.

■ Someone stole a vehicle Sept. 23 in the 2700 block of Hartford Court.

■ A female suspect stole a bottle of vodka from a business Sept. 27 in the 400 block of 32 Road.

■ James Westbrook, 32, was jailed Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.


According to the Glenwood Springs Police Department:

■ Betty Gallegos, 55, Grand Junction, was issued a summons Sept. 19 on suspicion of petty theft at a local business.

■ Viviana Lizbeth Vasquez, 38, Silt, was jailed Sept. 22 on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal tampering and attempted criminal mischief.

■ Edward Raymond Herrera and Jonathan Cortez, both 21 and both from Rifle, were issued summonses Sept. 22 on suspicion of possession of marijuana. Herrera also was jailed on suspicion of driving a vehicle with an obstructed view, driving under the influence of drugs, driving with a canceled license and an outstanding failure-to-appear warrant.


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