Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vacation home checks for the holidays

MESA COUNTY, Colo - Going out of town for the holidays and worried about your home or business? Let the the Mesa County Sheriff's Office know by requesting a Vacation Home Check.

When available, Citizen on Patrol volunteers will check your home while you are away.

To request a Vacation Home Check you must fill out this request form. Please include when you will be gone, emergency contact information, who may be at the residence taking care of pets and the property, as well as any other information our deputies should know.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office also accepts request for Extra Patrols. This is different from a Vacation Home Check. 

Extra Patrol requests are only for suspicious activity (with no suspect information) going on in your neighborhood or around your home that your would like extra patrol for. 

To request Extra Patrol you must fill out this request form. Requests must include what type of suspicious activity is occurring that we should be on the lookout for. These requests automatically expire after 2 weeks. 

Extra Patrols and Vacation Home Checks are only conducted by our Citizen on Patrol volunteers based on their availability. This is a request only and there are no guarantees as to when or how often the extra patrols will be conducted. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office does not assume liability for loss or damage to any property during the specified dates.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hundreds stolen from local businesses in change scam

Recognize this suspect?
MESA COUNTY, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help to identify a suspect believed to be scamming local businesses out of cash.

At 6:40 Thursday evening, deputies believe the suspect went into the Maverik gas station in Clifton and scammed cashiers into giving him more change than he is entitled to stealing hundreds of dollars.

Employees report the suspect was smooth with his money handling and the the cashiers could not keep up.

This scam has possibly occurred at other gas stations in Mesa County. 

A photo of the suspect was captured on surveillance video. He is described as a black male, approximately 6'2" and 230 lbs last seen wearing a baseball cap and a black zip up jacket. 

If you recognize this person, please call non-emergency dispatch at (970) 242-6707, and reference MCSO case number 16-38451, or private message us on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

Stolen  2001 Dodge Ram
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - November 22, 2016 This week Crime Stoppers needs your help to identify the subjects involved in an auto theft from Maxim Motors, located at 2850 North Avenue.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th and 8:45 a.m. on Friday, March 18th, unknown subjects removed a white and silver 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 truck. 
5th wheel trailer hitch
 in bed of stolen truck

The vehicle has a distinctive homemade 5th wheel trailer hitch built into the bed of the truck. The total estimated property loss is over $16,000. 

If you know the location of the stolen truck and or the subjects involved in this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. When you call Crime Stoppers and give them information on someone that gets arrested they will pay you a cash reward up to $1,000 without asking your name. If you want more information, go to the website at www.241stop.com 

GJPD Case # 2016-15537