found drugs and drug paraphernalia on a man suspected of driving a stolen
vehicle Tuesday morning.
R. Jacques, 29, of the 400 block of south San Pedro Street, is charged with a
fourth-degree felony count of receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle,
a fourth-degree felony count of possession of a controlled substance and a
misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Las Cruces police officers located a Chevrolet
Equinox, stolen Oct. 3 in El Paso, Texas, near the intersection of Lohman
Avenue and Nevarez Street. A passenger of the vehicle, a woman, exited the
vehicle near the intersection and walked away. The Equinox continued for a
short while until Las Cruces police officers conducted a high-risk stop on the vehicle
near Tornillo Street.
was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the stop.
told police the vehicle belonged to a friend who lives in Anthony, Texas, but
he was unable to provide the friend’s last name or address. Investigators
contacted the owner of the vehicle who resides in El Paso. The owner indicated
she does not know Jacques and did not give him permission to be in possession
of the vehicle that was reported stolen on Oct. 3.
was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at
the time of his arrest.
was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he’s initially being
held without bond.