On Friday, May 15, TPD officers arrested Francisco Villa, Sara Peat, and Mario Hernandez for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell after a report of a suspicious vehicle blocking an entrance of the Western Apartments, which turned out to be Villa asleep at the wheel.
On Villa’s person, officers obtained a clear sandwich bag containing a large white crystal-like substance in the amount of 14.8 grams that he stated had been obtained from Hernandez. There was also a syringe full of a clear substance found in Villa’s vehicle.
Villa also stated Hernandez had been staying with Peat leading officers to obtain a search warrant for her address. There, officers found various evidence to support that they were intending to sell uncontrolled substances as well as 13.9 grams of methamphetamine.
After the search, officers issued a warrant for Hernandez who was arrested later that same day.
On May 16, TPD officers collected a ballistic-style vest plate holder and a rifle from a residence involved in an attempted armed robbery investigation. The robbery happened near the 100 block of Maple Street and one juvenile was taken into custody and placed at Pueblo Youth Corrections according to a press release from TPD. Due to the incident involving juveniles, the department stated no further information would be released.
On Saturday, May 2, officers arrested Andy Espinoza on outstanding warrants with Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office as well as Trinidad Police Department. After attempting to pull away from the officer attempting to handcuff Espinoza, he was additionally charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing a peace officer.
On May 12, TPD officers arrested Malcom Simmons for operating a vehicle with a revoked driver’s license. Officers observed Simmons driving a vehicle with a mismatched license plate. Due to the officer’s prior knowledge of Simmons being a known drug user, he was first taken to detox before being transported to Las Animas County Detention Center.
Also on May 12, TPD officers arrested Katelynn Espinoza for two outstanding active warrants. According to TPD reports, Espinoza immediately ran upon seeing the officers patrol car. Officers followed her to Casa Villa Apartments where she entered an apartment. After several attempts knocking on the door, Espinoza eventually opened and officers were able to place her in custody and transport her to LAC Detention Center.
On May 15, TPD officers arrested Desiree Nicole Mooney for an active arrest warrant after Mooney’s mother called TPD on account of her acting strange, claiming her son and mother weren’t her son and mother. Mooney was transported to LAC Detention Center following clearance from Mt. San Rafael Hospital.
On Sunday, May 3, TPD officers arrested Gina Rael on a felony warrant after officers recognized her vehicle on patrol and performed a traffic stop.