Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Woman Reported Missing

Grand Junction Woman Reported Missing

Kathleen Stetzel, 60, of Grand Jct.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Investigators are working a report of a missing adult female, Kathleen Lynn Stetzel, 60-years-old, in the 700 block of 25 Road, Grand Junction. Investigators also need to speak with her son, Daniel John Stetzel, 31-years-old, of Mesa County.

Daniel Stetzel, Dec 2013
MCSO Booking Photo
Anyone who has seen her or sees her, should contact non-emergency dispatch at (970) 242-6707, or Investigators at (970) 244-3264/3252. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Agency Volunteer Raises Money For Hilltop's Latimer House

Sheriff's Volunteer Raises Money For Latimer House

Ted is in the green shirt, second from right
Mesa County, Colo. -- This morning, a group of people were standing on the sidewalk outside the main office of Latimer House, a crisis intervention and support program for domestic violence within Hilltop, a western slope non-profit. In the center of the group is shiny 1963 Ford Ranchero, owned by Ted, a Victim Advocate for the Sheriff's Office. 

With Ted and his beautifully restored antique car, were several people who participated in the first car show, that was held at the 2014 Mesa County Fair, along with Fair and Latimer staff, and Sheriff's Office folks, all in support of Ted and the money he raised.

Ted's idea was a car show at the County Fair. Jo Carole Haxel, Fairgrounds Manager, put Ted's idea into action and with a lot of success she said, today. The goal was a 100 cars, and while they didn't have that many cars in the car show, they did have a great turn out of locals who enjoyed the Fair and the car show! Through entry fees, minus a few housekeeping purchases, the car show through the local car club Wild West Falcon, donated $1,460.10, to the Latimer House. That's what the beautiful car was doing parked on Main Street and 10th Avenue with a small gathering of people around it. 

To view a short video of the check being handed off, view our YouTube video here.

Jennifer, a Latimer House employee, said the money will go into the Latimer House's general fund to be used for priority needs, which will likely be emergency housing. That is so expensive and currently where they are in the most need for funding, she said. Hilltop and Latimer House staff expressed their gratefulness to Ted for his idea, his willingness to make it happen and his generosity. We too salute Ted, Jo Carole and the Wild West Falcon car club, for their large donation to this outstanding local non-profit organization.

Look for the car show at the 2015 County Fair, if Ted has his way! And, Hilltop hosts their second annual car show at Canyonview Park August 30 and 31, 2014.

Meth Arrests Made Monday & Tuesday

Back To Back Meth Arrests Made By SCU

Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies with the agency's Street Crimes Unit arrested Stephanie Clark, 31, of Clifton on Monday evening in the 500 block of 30 Road, Grand Junction. Stephanie had an active warrant for distribution of methamphetamine, money laundering and possession of drug paraphernalia. 
Stephanie Clark, 31, of Clifton
Deputies found 18.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle she was driving. And, during the booking process another 1.8 grams of meth were located on her body. She was booked on the warrant and new charges, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance (meth), possession of a controlled substance (meth), introduction of contraband (into the jail), possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic infraction.

Stephanie is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on a cash only bond of $100,000.00. 
Amanda Kenney, 41, of Clifton

Yesterday, Amanda Kenney, 41, of Clifton, was arrested after deputies contacted her driving a vehicle while her license is restrained. According to Colorado driving records, Amanda's driver's license was suspended for non-payment of child support. Deputies noted in their arrest report of Amanda, that "a loaded hypodermic needle" with suspected drug substance in it, was located in her driver's seat.

Amanda was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, drove vehicle with suspended license and a traffic infraction. Her bond was set at $5,000.00, cash or surety.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Heroin Dealer Arrested

Adam Hesse, 24, of Grand Junction

Heroin Dealer Arrested With Loaded Gun

Mesa County, Colo. -- Adam Hesse, 24, of Grand Junction, was arrested by patrol deputies responding to a report of a fight and assault in the area of 29 3/8 Road and Bunting Avenue. Through the course of investigating Adam, they determined he was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Further contact with Adam turned up 23 pre-packaged bags of heroin, along with nearly a gram of suspect heroin and under the driver's seat of Adam's vehicle, deputies located a loaded handgun with a chambered round.

Adam was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:
  • Special Offender in Possession of a Weapon (felony)
  • Possession of Heroin, Intent to Distribute (felony)
  • Prohibited Use of a Handgun (misdemeanor)
  • Drove Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (misdemeanor)
Adam posted a $60,000.00, cash or surety bond today and is next scheduled in court at 8 a.m., on July 24, 2014. For information about other inmates in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. And, for other emergency related information from across our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Monday, July 14, 2014

AR-15 Style Rifle & Ballistic Body Armor Found With Wanted Man

Man Wanted For Stolen Rifle, Arrested With Multiple Guns

Colin Williams, 36, of Grand Jct.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Saturday afternoon, deputies with the agency's Street Crimes Unit, arrested Colin Williams, 36, of Grand Junction, without incident in the front yard of 2738 Laguna Drive. The home is located across the street from the Orchard Mesa Community Center pool and near Eagle Rim park. 

Colin was wanted on a $100,000.00, warrant for possession of an AR-15 rifle that was listed as stolen, among other guns in a home he was living, in February 2013. Deputies were on-scene of that home last year, on Delicious Drive in Clifton, after a man inside Colin's home attempted suicide injuring himself and a woman standing behind him.

In addition to being booked into the jail on the warrant for the 2013 stolen rifle and a warrant for a 2012 harassment charge that he failed to appear in court on, Colin was booked on six additional felony charges of possession of a weapon by a previous offender. The new charges are associated with deputies locating an AR-15 style rifle, along with ballistic body armor and five additional firearms, inside the home on Laguna Drive. A criminal history of Colin, shows two prior felony convictions.

Colin's bond is currently set at $110,000.00. For more information about him or other inmates in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. And, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Ex-Boyfriend Breaks Into Home Of Former Girlfriend

Woman Home During Ex-Boyfriend's Break-In

Mesa County, Colo. -- The sun had risen Saturday morning, but the air would have still been chilly when the female resident of a home in the 3100 block of Forrest Way, Grand Junction, heard her door bell repeatedly rang. According to the arrest report, the woman recognized the adult male at her door as a previous boyfriend, Gene Wiltse, 32, of Grand Junction.

Gene Wiltse, 32, of Grand Jct.
Gene is currently a Colorado Department of Correction's parolee, according to their website. In March 2007, he was sentenced to prison on two separate cases stemming from 2005 and 2006.

When deputies arrived at the home of the female on Forrest Way, she was coming out the front door with Gene right behind her, also exiting out the front door. He was arrested, after deputies located the backdoor of the home with forced entry damage and more.

Gene was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on one count each of 2nd Degree Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Harassment with a Domestic Violence enhancer. He is currently held without bond, in the jail. 

For information about inmates currently in our detention facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty for other area emergency related events. 

SWAT Training Held At Local BLM Rifle Range

SWAT Training Held At Local Rifle Range, Thursday

Prior SWAT rifle training photograph, MCSO
Mesa County, Colo. -- From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 17, the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team will be using the U. S. Bureau of Land Management's rifle range for specialized training. The rifle range will be closed to public shooting for safety during those training hours, only. However, the area around the rifle range and the BLM pistol range will be open to the public (as usual). In addition, training signs will be posted in the area of the rifle range to notify citizens of the SWAT training event. 

The BLM rifle range is located north on 27 1/4 Road, near the bookcliffs.