Blotter, Sept. 28, 2012

20 pounds of pot found

A traffic stop at the Rabbit Valley exit off Interstate 70 on Tuesday morning led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two people.

Phong Nguyen, 29, was driving a vehicle that was stopped for a number of alleged traffic infractions after exiting I-70 eastbound, according to an arrest affidavit.

According to the officer’s report, the stories he and passenger Nhat Nguyen, 26, told conflicted, so law enforcement called to the scene a drug dog who sniffed out several shrink-wrapped FedEx packages filled with what proved to be 20 pounds of marijuana.

Both are accused of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Reynaldo Busani, 18, was arrested and released Sept. 7 after fleeing from officers who were trying to make a traffic stop near 28 1/4 Road and Elm Avenue.

■ Sandra Woodward, 34, was jailed Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, under revocation as a habitual traffic offender and driving with defective brake lights. She also is accused of two counts of child abuse.

■ A bicycle valued at less than $1,000 was stolen from 345 Gunnison Ave.

■ A bicycle valued at more than $1,000 was stolen from 950 North Ave.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Juan Martin Barajas, 22, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.

■ David Wayne Barger, 23, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree burglary, possession and a probation violation.

■ Casey Ray Daniels, 26, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, violating a protection order and third-degree assault.

■ Jami Gavetta Dobbs, 23, was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order and third-degree assault.

■ Nathan Daniel Lemarr, 37, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-
degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and as a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

■ Leland Wayne Rust, 61, was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court, violation of a protection order, DUI, driving with a restrained license, not having insurance and careless driving.


According to the Fruita Police Department:

■ A citizen reported that her uninvited grandson kept coming to her house, making threats and eating her food.

■ A credit card was stolen from a victim at 929 Laura Ave. Four purchases totaling $80 were made on it.

■ A dog that lives between the 1200 and 1300 blocks of J 6/10 Road bit and scratched a person leaning against a fence.

■ A garage door valued at $2,000 was damaged in the 100 block of Pinyon Drive.

■ A large fight happened on Sept. 22 in the 100 block of Bonnie Vista Drive.

■ Damages of $600 were caused to a Redbox at Walgreen’s, 316 Aspen Ave.

■ Benjamin Beagles, 23, is suspected of failure to remain on scene of an accident, failure to give notice and careless driving.

■ A television valued at $3,000 was stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Poplar Drive.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ A stolen all-terrain vehicle was recovered in the 1800 block of 6450 Road.

■ Stanley J. Barnes, 54, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving, driving under revocation and no proof of insurance. He also had two warrants out for his arrest.


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