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  • According to the Third District Court charging documents, Pedro Vasquez-Mendoza, 27, from Park City, was arrested on May 3 for two warrants. During a search, the deputy discovered a glass pipe containing what appeared to be burnt marijuana in Vasquez-Mendoza’s pocket. A small amount of methamphetamine was also in his pocket.

    Vasquez-Mendoza was charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His roll call court hearing is schedule May 20.

  • Jody Bill Badgley, 35, of Sonoma, Calif., was stopped on May 5 on Interstate 80 in Summit County after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper observed her changing lanes without proper signaling.

    A police dog used to detect narcotics indicated there were illegal drugs in the vehicle. A search revealed 60 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.

    Badgley was charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and class C misdemeanor failure to signal. Her initial court appearance is scheduled May 20.

  • After observing Ray Taeaomataina Uia, 32, of Stockton, Calif., cross over the I-80 fog line by two to three feet on May 7, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled him over.

    Uia provided the trooper with a false name, and registration and a record’s check revealed the vehicle registration was expired and Uia’s driver’s license was revoked.

    The troop searched the vehicle and found 72 pounds of marijuana and a correct identification.

    Uia was charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, class A misdemeanor false personal information to a peace officer, class C misdemeanor driving with a suspended or revoked license or registration and class C misdemeanor no or expired driver’s license. His roll call appearance is scheduled May 20.

  • Marc Ladel Jones, 38, of Sacramento, Calif., was stopped on I-80 on May 6 for following the vehicle in front of him too closely.

    The Utah Highway Patrol Trooper discovered the vehicle had been stolen in California. A search of the vehicle also revealed a glass pipe and a small amount of methamphetamine.

    Jones was charged with second-degree felony theft and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. His roll call hearing is scheduled May 20.

  • Juan Raul Hernandez Ramirez, 33, was pulled over on I-80 May 9 after a Sheriff’s deputy performed a random check and learned the vehicle’s insurance was revoked for no insurance.

    According to the charging documents, Hernandez Ramirez provided the deputy with false identification, while claiming he had recently purchased the car.

    Hernandez Ramirez was charged with third-degree felony forgery, class B misdemeanor no insurance on motor vehicle, class C misdemeanor driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, class C misdemeanor driving with a suspended or revoked license or registration and class C misdemeanor failure to remove license plates upon transfer of vehicle. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

  • After receiving a report about a fight in progress, a deputy responded to a residence in the Basin.

    When the deputy arrived, a driver that had been engaged in a conversation with a male standing outside drove away, almost hitting the male. The deputy pursued the vehicle with overhead lights and a siren, but the vehicle failed to pull over. The driver, William Richard Ryan, 29, from Park City, ran two stop signs before finally pulling over and exiting the vehicle.

    According to the charging documents, the deputy noticed the driver appeared to be off balance and was staggering as he walked toward him. The driver admitted he had been drinking alcohol. His blood alcohol level a few hours after arrest was .07.

    A vehicle search revealed a 12-pack of beer with five cans remaining.

    Ryan was charged with third-degree felony failure to respond to officer’s signal to stop, class A misdemeanor reckless endangerment, class B misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and class B misdemeanor driving with measurable controlled substance in the body. His initial court appearance is scheduled June 10.

  • Hugo Humberto Correa-Valdez Jr., 22, from Midway, was stopped on I-80 on May 8 for an expired registration. He gave the sergeant false identification. The sergeant also smelled marijuana coming from inside the car. When questioned about it, the Correa-Valdez gave the sergeant a glass pipe containing a small amount of marijuana. A vehicle search further revealed two small jars of marijuana and a digital scale. At the jail, Correa-Valdez became combative.

    Correa-Valdez was charged with third-degree felony identity fraud, three counts of third-degree felony forgery, class A misdemeanor false personal information to a peace officer, class B misdemeanor interference with arresting officer, class B misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.


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