Suspicious Vehicle in Motel Parking Lot Leads to Two Arrests

By Karl Wehmhoener |

Published 05/14 2014 11:45AM

Updated 05/14 2014 11:48AM

AMARILLO -- Amarillo Police arrest two after observing suspicious vehicle in motel parking lot.

The vehicle was running and something was covering all the windows of the vehicle. The officer spoke with an occupant of the vehicle who stated they were just hanging out in the parking lot. 

The officer spoke with the motel manager. The officer found out that the room was rented to an individual who had outstanding municipal warrants.

As officers went to the room, two females walked out of the room just as the officers were approaching. 

One of the females confirmed to police that 36-year-old Anthony Michael Chavez was in the room. A female openned the door for officers and allowed them inside the room.

Once inside, officers found Chavez and placed him under arrest for the outstanding warrants. One of the females that were leaving the room was found to be wanted on an outstanding municipal warrant, she was also arrested.

Officers found a small amount of marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia sitting on the nightstand next to where Chavez was sleeping. 

Police also found several checkbooks with another person’s name on them.  It was later determined that the checkbooks were stolen out of a house in a burglary that occurred on May 7th. Additional searching of the room also located a baggie of what is believed to be methamphetamine. 

Chavez was transported to Potter County and booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance  over 4 grams – under 200 grams; Stealing/Receiving Stolen Check; Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and two local municipal warrants. 

The investigation in on-going and additional charges are pending.  

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