Longmont police were kept on their toes Thursday, making several arrests in ongoing and other cases.
Officers arrested Michael Daniel Sanchez, 27, after stopping a car he was riding in for not displaying tail lights during the early morning hours.
Cmdr. Tim Lewis said Sanchez was asked to step out of the back seat of the car, and was found to have a butterfly knife closed in his hand.
Officers arrested Sanchez without incident, and recovered from the car more than an ounce of marijuana, a small amount of methamphetamine, medical syringes and a scale.
He was booked into the Boulder County Jail on suspicion of possessing an illegal weapon, possession of a controlled substance and other drug-related charges.
Lewis said Sanchez is a known drug dealer in Longmont.
Officers in the afternoon responded to the Kohl's Department Store, 1211 S Hover Rd., on a report of two shoplifters.
Lewis said officers arrested Humberto Ortiz-Davila, 25, on suspicion that he was using a 17-year-old girl to help steal shoes, jeans and other merchandise from the store.
He was booked into the Boulder County Jail on possible charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, theft and criminal conspiracy, Lewis said.
Thursday evening, officers located and arrested Jeni Lee Hernandez, 26, Lewis said.
She was caught at Elevations Credit Union in Longmont trying to pass three checks written on three separate closed accounts, Lewis said.
Hernandez was previously arrested in Longmont in connection with a check-fraud ring, Lewis said, that included passing large amounts of bad checks at area banks and credit unions.
The incident was also a violation of her bail bond in eight pending criminal cases in Boulder, Weld and Arapahoe Counties, Lewis said. Hernandez is suspected of passing thousands of dollars in bad checks in each of those cases.