Thursday, September 18, 2014

Slow Driver Catches Attention Of Deputy, Arrested With Meth

George Gonzalez, 30, of Grand Junction

Suspect Arrested With Meth

Mesa County, Colo. -- As the clock moved into the early hours of September 17, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near 30 Road and Gunnison Way, Grand Junction, after deputies saw the driver watching television on a mobile device while attempting to drive. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and he was driving on a suspended driver's license (for non-payment of child support). 

George Gonzalez, 30, of Grand Junction, was arrested on charges related to methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under restraint and TV visible to vehicle operator. George received a $5,000 cash or surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in court next on September 23, at 8:30 a.m.

For information on any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System website. And, for updates on emergency situation happening in our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #MesaCounty and #GVCopBeat.

Do You Know These Two?

These Two Men Are Suspects In A Local Business Theft

Mesa County, Colo. -- On September 9, deputies took a report of a theft at a local business, that also included damage to property. Damage and theft value is estimated to be over $1,000.00. Video surveillance from the business captured these two adult, white men, who are suspects in the theft.

The first man, is estimated to be over 6' tall, upwards of 6'5" tall, weighing about 300 pounds. He is wearing a dark shirt and white tennis shoes/sneakers. The second man, appears older, with a blue button-up, short sleeve shirt. He is estimated to be about 5'8" tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Both suspects arrive and leave the business together in a green Ford Explorer.

If you recognize them, please call non-emergency dispatch at (970) 242-6707, and reference MCSO case number 14-27218, or private message us on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Man Wanted To Be Arrested

Not Joking, Suspect Told Deputy He Wanted To Be Arrested

Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday evening, deputies responded to the C and F convenience store located in the 400 block of 32 Road, Clifton, on a report of a male suspected of stealing a Monster energy drink. According to the two store clerks, the suspect was asked to leave the store no less than six times by store employees, eventually grabbing a Monster energy drink and walking out.

Deputies contacted Guillermo Medina-Holguin, 26, of Grand Junction, outside the store as he matched the description of the suspect given to deputies. Guillermo told deputies he stole an drank the Monster because he just wanted to be arrested.

Guillermo was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on one count each of 2nd Degree Burglary and Theft/Shoplifting. He was issued a $100,000 cash only bond and is next scheduled to appear in court on September 22, at 8 a.m.

**Special Note: A booking photo currently is not in the system. When one becomes available, it will be posted here. Check back for that update.**

For information on any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System website. And, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #MesaCounty and #GVCopBeat.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Heroin, Meth and a Stabbing

Sister Stabs Brother, Drugs Found In Backyard 

In Overnight Arrests

Ashley Smith, 31
Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies on routine patrol around 6 p.m., yesterday were flagged down by a citizen reporting suspicious behavior by an adult female around his backyard area. This was in the 300 block of Fire Willow Street, just off D and 30 Roads, in Grand Junction. Deputies located female personal items, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles, along with suspected heroin and methamphetamine.

Ashley Smith, 31, of Grand Junction, was contacted by deputies in the immediate area and ultimately admitted ownership of the items found by deputies in the backyard. About 2 grams of heroin and approximately 1 gram of meth were recovered from Ashley's possessions.

She was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on two counts of Possession of a Schedule I/II Drug and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released today on a $5,000 PR bond and is scheduled to appear in court next on September 23, at 8 a.m.

Ashlee Blanchette, 31
Closer to midnight, deputies responded to the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road, on a report of an adult male with a stab wound. Through the course of an investigation, Ashlee Blanchette, 24, of Clifton is suspected of stabbing her brother in the right side of his chest with a kitchen knife. The victim was transported to an area hospital to receive medical treatment, for what is believed to not be a life threatening injury.

Ashlee was booked into the jail on one count each of 2nd Degree Injury With a Deadly Weapon and Violation of Bail Bond Conditions (as Ashlee is currently out on bond for previous charges). She was given a $10,000 cash or surety bond and is scheduled to next appear in court on September 23, at 8 a.m.

For information on any inmate currently in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System website. And, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty, for emergency update in our area.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekend Arrest Wrap-up

Weekend Arrests Included Meth, Contributing & Auto Theft

Angel Caballero, 19
Mesa County, Colo. -- Early Sunday morning, Angel Caballero, 19, of Grand Junction, is suspected of banging on a resident's front door in the 3100 block of Arrowhead Trail. The home owner became suspicious of activity outside his home when his dogs started barking and he saw a stocky man outside his front door trying to enter his house.

Deputies contacted Angel in the immediate area, matching the description from witnesses as a possibly trespass in progress. Ultimately, deputies determined Angel was not sober, which is a bond condition issued by a judge related to previous case/charge(s).

Angel was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges related to First Degree Criminal Trespass, Bail Bond Violation, Second Degree Criminal Tampering, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Violation of a Protection Order, (2 counts) Second Degree Criminal Trespass and Third Degree Criminal Trespass. Angel was released today from jail on a $3,000 PR bond.
Jose Fernandez, 23
On Saturday, just after midnight, deputies contacted Jose Fernandez, 23, of Grand Junction, sitting in the Colorado River near D and 32 1/2 Roads. Jose was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued out of Bent County. Three scales, 14 small baggies of suspected meth and a used pipe were located on Jose's person and in his backpack.

Jose was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges related to Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth). Jose received a $5,000 cash or surety bond, and a $10,000 cash, surety or property bond. He is scheduled to appear in court next on September 22, at 8 a.m.

Amanda Cunningham, 24
Also on Saturday, deputies contacted Amanda Cunningham, 24, of Clifton, who was suspected of stealing a car that was reported stolen on September 9. The vehicle has since been recovered and returned to the owner. But on Saturday night, deputies located Amanda, in Clifton and arrested her on one charge each of Driving a Vehicle when License Under Restraint/Revoked and Second Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicle driver's license records, they report to deputies Amanda has 10 active driving restraints, some for previous alcohol offenses. She was booked into the jail and received a $1,000 cash or surety bond and is next scheduled to appear in court on September 23, at 8 a.m.

Jaime Palomares, 18
Friday night, deputies responding to a suspicious vehicle parked in the 600 block of Orion Court, Clifton, and found three males occupying a white passenger vehicle. Ultimately, deputies arrested Jaime Palomares, 18, of Clifton, on charges related to Possession of a Schedule I/II, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jaime is also currently on probation for a previous trespass conviction.

The other two males with Jaime are 17-years-old, and each received a summons to court for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (and one juvenile also was charged with Open Container in a Motor Vehicle). Both teens were picked up and released to their parents.

For information about any inmate currently in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System website. Also, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Deputies Searching For Elderly Woman, Walked Away From Restaurant

FOUND: Missing Endangered Woman

Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies believe Kay Covey walked home from the Clifton restaurant after she and her husband somehow separated from each other as they were leaving the diner.

Kay was fine and deputies have cleared this call. Thank you to everyone in our community who shared the information about her and who were extra vigilant while out in our community.

Previously Released at 11:20 a.m. -- Kay Covey, 80, of Grand Junction, separated from her husband at Starvin Arvins Restaurant (Clifton location) this morning about 9:30 a.m. Deputies have been searching for her in the Clifton area of F Road and the I-70 Business Loop.

She is described as having white hair, about 5'2" tall, weighing about 130 pounds, wearing black pants and carrying a black purse. Her husband reports she has early stages of dementia. A current photo of her is posted here.

Anyone who has seen her this morning or comes across her, please call 911 or 242-6707.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Repeat Offender Arrested With Meth & DV Suspect Arrested With Meth, Mushrooms

Separate Arrests Net More Meth Off Streets

Gary Labor, 29, of Grand Jct.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies during the early morning hours of September 11, responded to a report of domestic violence incident in the 3000 block of Hill Court, Grand Junction. After arresting the suspect, Gary Labor, 29, of Grand Junction, deputies located suspected psilocybin mushrooms (also known as psychedelic mushrooms), a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue and more.

Gary was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges of domestic violence, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I substance (meth) and possession of schedule I substance (psilocybin). Gary received a $5,000 cash or surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in court next on September 18, at 8:15 a.m.

Dustin Scott, 34, of Clifton
Also yesterday, deputies contact Dustin Scott, 34, of Clifton, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Deputies found packaged methamphetamine, on his person. This is Dustin's seventh booking into our jail in 2013-14. He was booked on the warrant and possession of a scheduled I/II substance. 

Dustin received a $3,000 cash or surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in court next on September 18, at 8 a.m.

For information on any inmate in the Mesa County Detention Facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry website. And, for breaking news in our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.