AMARILLO -- Early Thursday morning, Amarillo Police were called out to the 1500 SW 9th to check the welfare of a subject passed out in a vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers located 47-year-old Vincent Ramos sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Ramos had to be physically awakened to ascertain his medical condition.
Ramos initattley refused to identify himself but eventually identified himself as Alexander Gilbert Mendoza.
Upon examining the ID card, officers determined the card was a fictitious state issued ID card.
Ramos was arrested and placed in patrol car while officers continued their investigation.
Upon inventory of the vehicle, officers located numerous fake checks made out to Alexander Mendoza, several pieces of identifying information including other checkbooks, credit/debit cards and other identifiers. Officers also located methamphetamines, a small amount of marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia.
Ramos was later transported to Potter County Correction Center and charged with Fail 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 under 2 ounces, and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia.
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