Police blotter: Feb. 24, 2010

Baby taken in drug arrest

Grecia Rodriguez-Ulloa, 31, of Bellview, Neb., was arrested Monday on suspicion she had 3.3 pounds of methamphetamine in her car, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release.

A 4-month-old girl who was riding in the car was placed in the custody of the Mesa County Department of Human Services. Troopers said Rodriguez-Ulloa’s vehicle was stopped for a suspected traffic violation around 1:30 p.m. on Interstate 70. Troopers were given consent to the search the vehicle, and the drugs were found behind the dashboard of the vehicle, according to the news release. Rodriguez-Ulloa’s bond was set at $100,000.

Bus burners summoned

Grand Junction police officers issued summonses to eight students Feb. 12 after the students allegedly damaged property on a school bus.

The students, who range in age from 11 to 14, are suspected of damaging four seat covers on a First Student bus in the area of 540 29 1/4 Road. The children are suspected of using lighters to burn or melt the seat covers. The total damage to the bus was $200.

Narcotics arrest

Christopher Foster, 27, was arrested Tuesday after being contacted during a traffic stop at 12th Street and Pitkin Avenue.

Foster was booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and obstructing a police officer. Foster also had an active warrant for failure to appear in court.

Another person in the vehicle, William Edwards, 22, was issued a summons for suspected possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to drive in a single lane and drunken driving.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Someone tried to enter a construction trailer at the intersection of Third and Main streets Monday morning, causing approximately $1,000 in damage.

Dennis Stover, 42, was issued a summons for trespassing at the downtown post office, 241 N. Fourth St. Stover. Police say Stover sometimes tries to sleep at the post office. He was issued summonses for the same offenses at the same location Thursday and Friday.

Tonia Vasquez, 37, was issued a summons Feb. 17 on suspicion of theft of less than $500 in the 2200 block of W. Ridges Boulevard.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman reported someone caused approximately $200 worth of damage to her vehicle Monday at 495 Green Acres in Clifton.

Matthew L. Reynolds, 19, was arrested Monday at 2997 Fort Garland Drive on an active warrant after deputies were called to the address for a report of an assault.

A woman reported Monday several items in her home in the 2900 block of Yew Leaf Willow Drive were missing when she returned to the home after being gone since Jan. 25.


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