Blotter, Sept. 8, 2012



Meth found in purse

Letera Lynn Beagley, 24, was arrested Thursday evening outside C&F Convenience Store at Pitkin Avenue and South Ninth Street, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Beagley was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well as suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful distribution or possession of a controlled substance.

The contents of a baggie wedged between seats in the backseat of a car where deputies found Beagley sitting tested presumptive positive for 4.6 grams of meth, according to an arrest affidavit.

The contents of a piece of rolled-up cellophane in a cigarette pack in Beagley’s purse also tested presumptive positive for meth, according to the affidavit.

Deputies contacted three people in a car with Beagley Thursday after a deputy believed he witnessed a possible “hand to hand drug transaction” occurring through the driver’s side window, according to the affidavit.

Report: Pot sold near school


Eighteen-year-old Phillip Anthony Rivera was arrested Thursday evening at 1044 Hill Ave. on suspicion of distribution and possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and ethyl alcohol, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a special offender charge, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Rivera was arrested after the Grand Junction Police Department Street Crimes Unit went to the address on a tip and saw a 15-year-old girl in the home try to hide a plastic bag of suspected marijuana between couch cushions before Rivera answered the door, according to an arrest affidavit.

The girl retrieved the bag when Rivera asked her to do so, according to the affidavit. Rivera consented to a search of his room that turned up more suspected marijuana, a smoking pipe, a loaded .22-caliber rifle and “several bottles of liquor” in a refrigerator.

Rivera said in an interview at the Mesa County Jail he regularly sells to about 15 people from the residence, which is 150 to 200 feet away from East Middle School property, according to the affidavit.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Matthew Ford, 44, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail Wednesday on suspicion of burglary for allegedly breaking into a building in the 2700 block of C 1/2 Road and stealing less than $500 worth of copper wiring.

■ An unknown person committed second-degree motor vehicle theft Tuesday at 2927 Paula Lane.

■ Demi Bellmer, 18, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at North Avenue and 10th Street.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a vehicle Aug. 24 in the 1200 block of Cannell Avenue and stole less than $500 worth of items.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies were alerted Aug. 21 to a lost 78-year-old woman on Glade Park. The woman was found before search and rescue resources arrived.


According to the Palisade Police Department:

■ On Aug. 29, officers responded to a report of a prowler walking on a roof with a knife on Iowa Avenue. Officers contacted a juvenile at the scene who was not a prowler but had a knife and may have been on the roof.

■ Officers responded to a report Aug. 31 of a man lying face down on a sidewalk. The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital because he injured his neck when he fell.


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