THEFT OF MEANS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – LITTLEFIELD (ARIZONA STRIP)
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Antonio Escobar, 34, of Haltom City, TX, early Friday (7/10) morning for theft of means of transportation and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. Utilizing a radar unit, deputies observed a vehicle traveling 104 miles per hour in a posted 75 MPH zone. Approximately 1:00 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 15 at milepost 1 and contacted Escobar, the driver. A computer check showed the black 2003 Honda Accord was reported stolen out of Texas on July 5th. A Mesquite Police Officer responded and assisted. Escobar was taken into custody without incident. During conversations with Escobar, he said that his wife owns the vehicle and he did not know why she had reported it stolen. An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a glass pipe. He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.