Blotter, Sept. 9, 2010

I-70 stop yields marijuana

A man was arrested last week after he allegedly was found in possession of more than a pound of marijuana on Interstate 70 in De Beque Canyon, according to the Western Colorado Joint Drug Task Force.

Marvinlevanie Brewer, 34, could face a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to an arrest affidavit, officers stopped a Toyota Camry that was speeding eastbound on I-70 near mile marker 53 on Sept. 1. After officers spoke with the driver and Brewer, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and received two different stories about their travel plans, a drug dog detected the odor of drugs in the trunk, the affidavit said.

Officers searched the trunk and found 1.2 pounds of marijuana in a vacuum-packed bag inside a suitcase. A wallet found inside the suitcase contained Brewer’s identification, the affidavit said.

Vandal hits Nisley school

Grand Junction police are looking for information about property that was damaged at Nisley Elementary School.

Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said officers received a report Monday from a School District 51 employee indicating a vandal removed and damaged several window screens, broke a window and damaged a door. Total damage was estimated at more than $1,000.

Porras said police don’t have any suspect information. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Juan Lara, 31, address unavailable, was arrested Tuesday at 29 Road and Pinyon Avenue after he was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

William Comer, 63, address unavailable, was issued a summons Tuesday after he allegedly had unlawful sexual contact with a woman.

Carlos A. Mercado, 24, 384 Myrrh St., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal mischief after he allegedly slashed a tire on a vehicle.

Officers received a report Tuesday that a thief took a bicycle valued at more than $1,000 from the 1100 block of Texas Avenue.

Officers received a report Monday that a thief entered a home in the 1500 block of Elm Avenue and removed property valued at less than $1,000.

Officers received a report Monday that an intruder entered a home in the 500 block of North Fourth Street and caused damage.

Officers received a report Sunday that a vandal caused more than $1,000 damage to a vehicle in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road.

Officers received a report Tuesday that a thief stole property valued between $100 and $1,000 from the 2900 block of North Avenue.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Deputies received a report Tuesday that a thief stole a suitcase from an unlocked car in the 2900 block of Parkway Drive.

Deputies received a report Tuesday from a man living in the 400 block of Harmony Lane who indicated a former co-worker and roommate has been parking in the area at night and watching his house. The man requested extra patrol.


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