Wake-up call leads to arrest...and numerous charges
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:01:07 GMT —
APD officers responded to a call of a man passed out in a car, only to find a lot more.
At around 4 a.m. on Aug. 7, officers were sent to 1500 SW 9th to check the welfare of a subject passed out in a vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers located a man sitting in the passenger seat of a silver Pontiac Grand Am.
The male subject had to be physically awakened to ascertain his medical condition. As officers were talking to the man, he continually refused to identify himself.
Eventually, the subject produced an ID with the name Alexander Gilbert Mendoza, 47.
Upon examination of the ID card, officers were able to determine the card was a fictitious state issued ID card.
The subject was being very deceptive in answering questions and would continually change his story as to who he was and when his date of birth was.
The suspect then stated his name was Vincent Ramos, 47.
Officers were finally able to confirm his identity as Ramos. He was arrested and placed in a patrol car while officers continued their investigation.
Upon inventory of the Pontiac, officers located numerous fake checks made out of Alexander Mendoza, several pieces of identifying information including other checkbooks, credit/debit cards and other identifiers.
Officers also located methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia.
Ramos was later transported to Potter County Correction Center and charged with failure to identify, fraudulent use/possession of identifying information more than 10 items, less than 50, possession of a controlled substance over 1 gram less than 4 grams, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.