| The Pueblo Chieftain
A Pueblo man suspected of stealing a wallet from a 2015 Dodge Durango and then using the financial transaction devices for personal use was arrested after an alert convenience store clerk notified police of the suspect’s presence in the store.
On Friday, the victim told police his wallet had been stolen from the 1200 block of Bluestem Boulevard, with several unauthorized transactions subsequently appearing on his card statement. One of those illegal acts took place at a 7-Eleven, with the suspect’s actions captured on surveillance cameras.
After the suspect returned to the store to again use the card, the clerk called police, which eventually led to the arrest of Bryan K. Arrona, 52, of Las Animas, on suspicion of identity theft. He also had two outstanding warrants, for resisting arrest and burglary.
The victim’s wallet had $400 in cash at the time Arrona stole it, the report notes.
A Glock brand handgun ($750) was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 2000 block of Carlee Drive Monday.
An officer responding to a report of a fight with weapons in the 1600 block of East 13th Street Sunday discovered that a male party was on scene “breaking windows,” and had tossed a brick at the residence.
For reportedly causing $1,500 in damage, Antonio B. Marquez, 55, of the 2300 block of Newport Avenue, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief.
On Friday, a report of a traffic hazard at mile marker 100 on northbound Interstate 25 led to the discovery of $1,000 in damage to a 2014 Ford Escape.
In Rye, an act of criminal mischief could have affected the area’s water supply.
According to a sheriff’s office report from Friday, the owner of the Rye Hatchery, which receives water from the Greenhorn Creek, said a water diverter had been damaged. If left unchecked, the citizen feared that Colorado City’s water supply might be adversely affected.
The deputy’s report notes that when checked, the creek was dry. Also, a section of fence near the hatchery was found to be down.
It will cost at least $400 to repair the water diverter.
Alarm system stolen
A residence under construction in the 1000 block of East Second Street had its alarm system stolen, according to a report from Sunday. The system is valued at $300, with $250 in damage done to the home’s door.
A maroon 1994 Chevy ($3,000) was reported stolen from the 100 block of Cambridge Avenue Saturday.
A black 2019 Nissan ($25,000) was reported stolen from the 4200 block of North Elizabeth Street Friday.
The wheels have simulated diamonds around the rims, gear shifter, headrests and around the borders.
The keys were in the vehicle at the time, as were four additional keys, a Colorado driver license, an Army military ID and a bottle of hand sanitizer.
From Total Terrain Inc., in the 2700 block of North Interstate 25, a white 2018 Ford F150 truck was discovered missing Saturday, The report did not list the vehicle’s value.
Theft from auto
An Ozark suitcase containing $1,000 worth of items, including clothing and prescription glasses, was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3600 block of North Freeway Sunday. The suitcase was in a black plastic trash bag at the time of the theft.
A black/purple iPhone ($1,000) was reported stolen from the 300 block of East Abriendo Avenue Friday.
On Saturday, a resident of the 300 block of West High Pin Drive in Pueblo West reported the theft of a “Trump 2020” sign from his yard.
Although the sign had no value, the victim said he reported the theft in the event similar thefts continue to happen in the neighborhood.
Joe Nieves III, 21, of the 100 block of East Pitkin Avenue, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second degree assault-serious bodily injury (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
Joshua M. Anaya, 27, of the 1700 block of East Orman Avenue, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony menacing (bail was set at $10,000.)
James D. Davis, 36, of the 800 block of San Angelo Road, was placed on a no-bond parole hold Friday.
Ray L. McGill, 27, of East Fourth Street, was arrested Saturday on a no-bond felony warrant for aggravated robbery.
Cassius M. King, 23, of the 2600 block of Lake Avenue, was arrested Saturday on a no-bond felony warrant for menacing.
Michael V. Hawes, 36, of South Lone Star Drive in Pueblo West, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second degree assault (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
Chad Edmonds, 35, of the 1500 block of East 12th Street, was placed on a no-bond parole hold Sunday.
Porfirio Whatley, 44, of East Sixth Street, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony menacing (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
David C. Vialpando, 33, of the 24000 block of South Road, was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, vehicular eluding, and on four outstanding warrants (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
Chieftain reporter Jon Pompia can be reached by email at [email protected] or at twitter.com/jpompia.