Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Arrests Include Reckless Driver And Meth

Weekend Arrests Net Meth, Reckless Driver

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Friday, January 17, 2014, just before midnight, deputies were called to the area of 13 and M 1/4 Roads, in Mesa County. A homeowner reported confronting an adult male, as did his neighbor, in a vehicle with the license plates showing the owner as William Eller, 42, of Fruita.
William Eller, 42, of Fruita
Deputies located the Toyota passenger car in the area of 17 and O Roads. Ultimately, the driver and owner of the vehicle was identified as William Eller, who is currently on Parole and not authorized to drive. When William exited his vehicle his pants were around his ankles and a pornographic magazine was located in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

William was charged with reckless driving, vehicular eluding, obstructing a peace officer and criminal mischief. He also is being held on a Parole hold in the Mesa County Detention Facility, unable to post bond at this time.

Jerry Blake, 46, of Grand Junction
Across town and a couple nights later, deputies working patrol, located a vehicle speeding in the area of North Avenue and 29 Road, at about 9: 30 p.m. on Sunday, January 19. The vehicle stopped after the deputy activated his overhead emergency lights in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Jerry Blake, 46, of Grand Junction and the passenger as Zach Hart, 32-years-old. 

Deputies determined through a court records search that Jerry was on supervised probation and not allowed to consume alcohol or controlled substances. Jerry's driving status was also restrained. Ultimately, deputies located liquid methamphetamine, meth paraphernalia, and marijuana inside the vehicle.

Zach Hart was issued a summons for open container and allowed to leave the scene, and Jerry was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the driving offense, violation of a restraining order and controlled substance. 

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