Meth, Child Abuse + Driving Violation Arrests in Mesa County [MUGSHOTS]
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Street Crimes Unit had a busy weekend pulling in multiple methamphetamine and other arrests.
Melissa Pruitt, 31 of Grand Junction was on charges related to possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pruitt was arrested in the 3100 block of Brownie Circle, Clifton, on Friday afternoon.
She remains in custody on a $50,000 surety bond.
Richard Garcia, 26, of Grand Junction was arrested by patrol deputies for child abuse with no injury, second-degree burglary and criminal mischief.
Richard remains in the Mesa County Detention Facility, being held on a $5,000 cash-only bond.
Bruce Blaisdell, 32, of Clifton, was stopped on Saturday afternoon for driving without a valid driver's license.
Blaisdell had an active warrant for his arrest out of Garfield County.
Blaisdell was booked into the jail on the warrant, he was also charged with multiple driving offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia and charges related to more than 9 grams of methamphetamine/distribution.
Bruce remains in custody on a $15,000 cash-only bond and a $1,000 cash or surety bond, at this time.
Landon Thomas, 28, of Oklahoma, was in the area of 32 and D 1/2 Roads, Clifton, on Sunday morning when he was questioned by a patrol officer.
Landon told the sergeant his vehicle had ran out of gas and then admitted to hitting a truck with his car and fleeing the scene.
The Colorado State Patrol was investigating a hit and run incident believed to be connected to Landon.
Landon was charged with multiple driving offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a schedule I/II for loose prescription pills found in his possession.
He posted a $1,000 PR bond this morning and is no longer in custody.
Deputies arrested Julie Hyatt, 40, homeless on 1st degree criminal trespass, violation of the bail bond conditions (she was on a felony bond), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
Julie received a $5,000 PR bond and is scheduled to appear next in court on April 9, at 8 a.m.