Three arrested after Pueblo police spot car illegally parked in handicapped space

James Espinoza, Marisol Saucedo, and Chamillia Padilla Pueblo Police Department

Three people were arrested on various unrelated charges after officers spotted two of them illegally parked in a handicapped parking space Thursday evening, according to police. 

Police spotted the car around 11:30 p.m. on Alma Avenue. It was parked in a handicapped parking space without a valid handicapped placard, according to police. When officers approached, the driver, 30-year-old James Espinoza, ran into a nearby apartment. The passenger, 24-year-old Marisol Saucedo, was taken into custody near the car. 

Police said they could see a handgun, drug paraphernalia, and suspected narcotics inside the car. 

Officers found both Espinoza and another suspect, 29-year-old Chamillia Padilla, in the apartment. 

Espinoza is accused of possessing meth, distributing meth, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. He was also wanted on warrants for possession of a weapon by a previous offender, menacing, and a parole violation, according to police. 

Saucedo is charged with heroin possession, introduction of contraband, and conspiracy, according to police. 

Padilla lied to officers about her identity, but officers used a fingerprint scanner to identify her, according to police. She is charged with criminal impersonation, along with warrants for theft and failure to comply. 

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