Friday, April 29, 2016

Grand Junction man arrested for sex crimes

Case Eli Martin, 22
MCSO Photo 4-28-16
MESA COUNTY, Colo. -  Casey Eli Martin, 22, of Grand Junction was arrested Thursday, April 28, 2016 after a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

Martin was charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact, a class 4 felony, Obscenity, a class 6 felony, and Indecent Exposure to a Minor, a class 1 misdemeanor.

Martin was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility and is being held on a No Bond Hold. 

For updated bond amounts on any inmate currently in our jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Clifton shooting update 4-28-16

MESA COUNTY, Colo. - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment complex at 488 32 Road.

The reporting party stated a person, who looked like they might have been shot, was seen running away from the property.

A short time later, a person was dropped off at St. Mary’s Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Investigators later determined this incident was related to the initial call on 32 Road.

Several vehicles were seized as part of the investigation.

This remains an ongoing active investigation.

If anyone has any information about this incident please call the Witness Tip Line at (970) 244-3526 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP.  Crime Stoppers also allows you to submit tips online at www.241stop.com as well as through text.  Text your tip to CRIMES (274637) and start your message with “241STOP.”  Crime Stoppers tips remain anonymous and you could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Alternative Sentencing Unit No Longer Accepting New Clients

Mesa County, Colo -- The Alternative Sentencing Unit (ASU), which the Mesa County Sheriff's Office has operated since August 2007, is no longer accepting new clients.  The ASU, who has seen over 1500 clients come through the program in the past nine years, is expected to shut down this summer.

Although the ASU has been a beneficial sentencing option for some individuals convicted of low level felony and misdemeanor crimes, the program has remained underutilized despite efforts to increase its population.  Sheriff Lewis has determined the cost to operate the ASU versus its utilization is no longer fiscally responsible to continue.  As a steward of taxpayer dollars, it is important that we consider the viability of each of our programs.

All current Mesa County Sheriff's Office employees working at the ASU, have been provided the opportunity to remain employed with the Sheriff's Office in the Detentions Division.