Police: Women asked to pick up child


Two Craig women who allegedly tried to take a child from a home June 22 were not trying to abduct the child.

Moffat County Sheriff's Office Chief Investigator K.C. Hume said the two women in question -- Dalia Martinez, 32, of Craig, and Victoria Gomez, 22, of Farmington, N.M. -- were contacted by the child's father and asked to pick up the child.

The people who had the child apparently were not told by the father that the child was going to be picked up, Hume said.

According to court documents, Mart--i--nez and Gomez arrived at the residence in the early evening.

The documents stated that when the residents would not let Martinez in the house, she ripped a screen out of the window and climbed inside.

Martinez then entered, went into a closet and grabbed the child, documents state.

Martinez told officers she was there to pick up the child because the child's father had asked her to watch him while he was out of town.

When police arrived, they arrested Martinez and Gomez.

A search of the women's car revealed a glass pipe and a bag of marijuana. A field test later revealed residue from the pipe was methamphetamine.

The report stated that Gomez later admitted the marijuana and pipe belonged to her.

"Their act--ions, once they were (at the residence), precipitated the charges," Hume said.

Gomez is being held at Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and false reporting to authorities, because she reportedly gave officers an incorrect name.

Gomez is scheduled to appear in court July 13.

Martinez is being held in Moffat County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal trespassing, two counts of harassment and criminal mischief.

Both are being held on $20,000 bail.

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