Blotter, Feb. 25, 2010

Pharmacy robber sought

Crime Stoppers is asking for public help to identify an armed robber who demanded an undisclosed amount of narcotics at about 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 from a Walgreens at 572 32 Road in Clifton, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

A white man wearing a red or orange baseball cap, dark jacket, light blue jeans and a light-colored shirt under the zippered jacket reportedly brought a handgun into the Walgreens and demanded narcotics last month. The man also wore a white, dust mask.

Anyone with information on this crime can call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Calls are anonymous.

Reckless driving alleged

Dorothy Martinez, 32, was ticketed Monday on suspicion of driving with a revoked driver’s license and driving with a dashboard-mounted television that was playing videos at the time she was pulled over near Fourth Street and Teller Avenue, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday for allegedly selling prescription medicine at Valley West School, 2508 Blichmann Ave. The boy was released to his mother. The case has been forwarded to the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office.

James Bobby Bailon, 38, 322 Fairview Ave., was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of weapon possession by a previous offender.

Ryan Bower, 28, 210 Orchard Ave., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a woman’s purse valued at less than $1,000.

Police took a report Tuesday about a sex assault that allegedly happened in the city more than 13 years ago.

Francisco Arreloa, 34, of Oregon, was arrested Feb. 17 on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after the Western Colorado Drug Task Force found more than 140 pounds of marijuana inside Arreloa’s car. Arreloa also was arrested on suspicion of being a special offender for importing more than 100 pounds of marijuana into Colorado.

Someone broke into a residence Monday in the 400 block of Modoc Street and took property valued at less than $20,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Hector Flores Nava, 24, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of an immigration violation, possession of a forged instrument and driving without a valid license after a traffic stop near U.S. Highway 50 and Grand Mesa Drive.

A woman reported that $700 worth of vehicle parts had been removed from the rear end of a vehicle parked in the 500 block of 32 Road on Tuesday.


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