Blotter: October 20, 2008
Aspen socialite wanted
• Arizona authorities said this weekend that they issued an arrest warrant for Aspen socialite Pamela Phillips on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, after she was connected to her ex-husbands death 12 years ago, the Aspen Times reported this weekend.
Arizona police issued a search warrant for Phillips, 51. Authorities have reportedly said they believe she left the country.
A man she had dated, Ronald Young, 66, was arrested Friday in connection with the murder.
Phillips is suspected of having paid Young $400,000 for the 1996 car-bombing death of her ex-husband Gary Triano, who was killed in Tucson.
Triano was a real estate investor and developer. The couple had divorced in 1993. Phillips has reportedly been collecting on Triano’s $2 million life insurance policy.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
• A vandal damaged political signs at 2484 G Road, causing less than $500 in damages.
• Nathan White, 45, was issued a summons on suspicion of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia.
• A vandal caused more than $1,000 in damages to a window in a building at 123 N. Seventh St. by throwing bricks at the window.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:
• John Thomas McDugle, 47, a transient in Palisade, was arrested on suspicion of a sex offender registration violation.