Woman dies at jail

A female inmate died in the Mesa County Jail on Thursday morning.

Just before 7 a.m. the inmate was found unresponsive in her cell in the booking area by staff. Deputies and nursing staff immediately rendered aid and performed CPR. Emergency medical services were also dispatched. Multiple attempts at resuscitation by jail staff and EMS personnel were unsuccessful. She was later pronounced dead.

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Mesa County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

Arrest at car dealership

Neil Vigil is accused of attempting to purchase a vehicle using someone else’s identity, according to the arrest affidavit.

Police were called to a Grand Junction car dealership on Tuesday after store employees believed a man, later identified as Vigil, tried to buy a truck, worth just under $40,000, using another person’s ID.

According to the affidavit, the store employees did not believe Vigil was 58 years old as the ID he used indicated.

He was detained and a firearm was found on his person.

Vigil eventually gave the arresting officers his real name, the affidavit said.

A duffel bag Vigil was carrying with him at the store was allegedly found with multiple firearms in it.

A backpack he was carrying was also allegedly found to have at least 30 additional victims’ social security numbers, addresses, birth dates, bank account numbers, usernames and passwords and more.

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