Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Registered Sex Offender Arrested On Sex Offense Charges

Oscar "Danny" Valdez, 26, of Grand Junction

Registered Sex Offender Arrested, New Sex Offense Charges

Mesa County, Colo. --  Oscar "Danny" Daniel Valdez, 26, of Grand Junction, was arrested today on a warrant charging five counts of a violation of a protection order and two counts of sexual assault on a child-pattern of abuse. Danny Valdez was previously arrested on sex assault charges in 2009, 2010 and this morning. [Previous case numbers: 10CR1007, 11CR1368 and 09JD18]

Danny was currently in compliance with his registration requirements as a convicted sex offender, in Mesa County. He was however, suspected of violating a court order to not be around anyone under the age of 18 (that order was issued July 22, 2010 and expired May 21, 2017). He is currently being held without bond, pending first arraignment. For updated information about any inmate currently in our Mesa County Detention Facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry webpage.

For information about any registered sex offender registered with our agency or another Mesa County law enforcement agency, visit the Colorado Registered Sex Offender database. Anyone can registered through that website to be notified if a new register moves into a set radius you choose, around any address you enter into the system.

To view information about sexually violent predator's registered with our agency, visit our SVP website with individual bulletins about each offender. And, for sex assault victim assistance information, visit the Western Slope Center for Children's website.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Deputy Given Statewide Award

Community Outreach Deputy Chad Williams Recognized With Award

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Saturday at noon, Deputy Chad Williams, was in attendance of a luncheon event in a Denver hotel conference room. Just moments later, he was awarded the Colorado Society - Sons of American Revoluntion Law Enforcement Officer Commendation medal. Deputy Williams is the first in Colorado history of the Sons of the American Revoluntion, to be the award recipient from the Westernslope. Historically, the law enforcement medal has always gone to a Colorado front range law enforcement officer.


Deputy Williams was nominated by a member of the Western Colorado chapter of the Sons of the American Revoluntion, for his extensive community outreach, (free) classes to citizens and parents on a variety of current drugs/drug education, the creation of nueral activity - a teen program, and much more.


We couldn't be more proud of Deputy Williams and his work in Mesa County! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sexually Violent Predator Moves Back Into Clifton Neighborhood

Mark Pagel, 38, of Clifton

SVP Re-Registers With MCSO, In Compliance With State Registration Requirements

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Friday afternoon, Mark Pagel, 38, of Clifton, has re-registered at the same previous address he resided at in 2014. That address is, 482 32 1/8 Road, Apt 2. He is in compliance with his registration requirement with our agency and state registration requirements.

People can find more information about all SVPs registered with our agency, at: http://sheriff.mesacounty.us/SVP.aspx

People can search all registered sex offenders in the County, and across the state, at: http://sheriff.mesacounty.us/offender/

THE MESA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS RELEASING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PURSUANT TO COLORADO REVISED STATUTES 16-13-901 THROUGH 16-13-905, WHICH AUTHORIZES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF A SEX OFFENDER’S RELEASE WHEN THE OFFENDER HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE A SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR AND IS SUBJECT TO COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTIFICATION IS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROTECTION. VIGILANTISM, OR USE OF THIS INFORMATION TO HARASS, THREATEN, OR INTIMIDATE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE IS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED: THE OFFENDER, THE OFFENDER'S SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, AND THE COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION TEAM.

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS NEEDING INFORMATION SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE MESA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (Click here for bulletin info and agency contact).

THE INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT OF THIS NOTIFICATION HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF SEX OFFENSES THAT REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT REGISTRATION. FURTHER, THEY HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO PRESENT A HIGH POTENTIAL TO RE-OFFEND AND ARE THEREFORE SUBJECT TO COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION REGARDING THEIR RESIDENCE IN THIS COMMUNITY.

THIS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY HAS NO LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DIRECT WHERE A SEX OFFENDER MAY LIVE. UNLESS COURT RESTRICTIONS EXIST, THEY ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY FREE TO LIVE WHEREVER THEY CHOOSE. SEX OFFENDERS HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN OUR COMMUNITIES, BUT THEY WERE NOT REQUIRED TO NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT OF THEIR RESIDENCE UNTIL REGISTRATION LAWS WERE IMPLEMENTED PURSUANT TO THE JACOB WETTERLING ACT IN 1994.