Blotter, Sept. 27, 2010

Woman a meth suspect

An Anaheim, Calif., woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion she possessed methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 70, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Lucia Esquivel, 24, also was jailed on suspicion she possessed drug paraphernalia after deputies pulled over a vehicle she was riding in for a traffic violation near Palisade.

According to an arrest affidavit, deputies asked the driver, Esquivel’s wife, if there were any drugs or weapons in the car. After denying that there were, he invited deputies to search the vehicle. Deputies then found two glass smoking pipes.

Esquivel admitted the pipes belonged to her and also admitted to being in possession of meth, which she had hid in her bra, the affidavit said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

John Moreland Peay IV, 59, 337 Colorado Ave., was arrested Saturday in the 600 block of Struthers Avenue on a warrant on suspicion of second-degree burglary and theft of less than $500.

Shawn David Biggins, 44, 2859 Hall Ave., was arrested Saturday in the 500 block of Normandy Way on suspicion he obstructed police, resisted arrest and damaged another person’s property while trying to avoid arrest on two warrants. He was jailed on the warrants and issued a summons on suspicion of other offenses.

A thief entered an unlocked vehicle in the 2900 block of Swan Meadows Drive on Saturday and stole items valued at less than $50.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A thief stole items valued at more than $1,100 from an apartment in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road on Saturday.

Two people entered the kitchen area of the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, on Saturday and caused $300 in damage.

A woman living in the 400 block of Placer Court reported Saturday that someone stole her son’s black and yellow BMX-style bicycle.

A man living in the 400 block of Colorow Drive reported Saturday that an unknown man entered the front door of his house, looked surprised when he saw the resident, and fled.


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