Police Blotter, May 22, 2010

Emanuel Aragon



Sexual assault alleged

A Grand Junction man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of smoking marijuana and having sex with a 14-year-old girl in December.

Emanuel Devin Aragon, 21, 247 White Ave., could face felony charges of sexual assault on a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to an arrest affidavit, Aragon picked up the girl and her friend on Orchard Mesa. They drove around town smoking marijuana and stopped at one point at a liquor store, where Aragon purchased a bottle of tequila. They eventually ended up at Aragon’s house, where the girl said Aragon began kissing her, then took off her clothes and had sex with her.

Police obtained a warrant for Aragon’s arrest last month but weren’t able to find and arrest him until Thursday.

Illegal immigrants alleged

A vehicle containing suspected illegal immigrants was released after federal authorities declined to respond to a traffic stop in Mack, according to a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department report.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle on U.S. Highway 6&50 at mile marker 12 just after midnight Friday after it ran a stop sign. Deputies contacted the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the federal agency declined to get involved, according to the report.

Without jurisdiction, deputies released the vehicle after giving the driver a verbal warning.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Police received a report Thursday that several windows were broken in a vacant building in the 2800 block of North Avenue, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

Police received a report Thursday that several items were stolen from a garage in the 1200 block of Chipeta Avenue.

The homeowner later found the items in a nearby alley.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies tried to stop a vehicle for speeding in the Fruitvale Elementary School zone near 30 Road and Green Place. The driver eluded the officer and fled the vehicle, which was later towed away. An investigation is ongoing.

Deputies received a report Thursday of a stolen irrigation pump from the 500 block of Beverly Lane. The theft occurred sometime in the past week.


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