Thursday, January 29, 2015

Deputies Respond To ATV Crash

One Fatality, Deputies Respond To ATV Crash

Mesa County, Colo. -- Just after 5 p.m. today, deputies along with Lower Valley Fire Department responded to the area of 22 and M Roads, for a report of an ATV crash. Deputies are now handling a death investigation regarding this incident, along with the Mesa County Coroner.

The Coroner will determine cause and manner of death, along with releasing the identity of the deceased. 

Media On-Scene: Deputy Carnes will provide a short on-camera interview when he is available, tonight. He is currently on-scene as a responding deputy. Please be patient. Also, we ask the media to be considerate of grieving family/friends who may also be at the scene. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GJ Man Arrested On 24 Counts of Sex Assault Charges

GJ Man Arrested On Sex Assault Related Charges

Larry D. Church,
Dec 2014 MCSO Booking Photo
Mesa County, Colo. -- Larry Dean Church, 53, was arrested today following a 22 page warrant being issued for his arrest related to multiple sex assault charges. An adult victim reported a sex assault incident with Larry, as the suspect, in early December 2014. What the investigator found was seven additional victims of sex assault, ranging in age from 6-years-old to 21-years-old.

Twenty two of the 24 counts lodged against Larry are felonies, with two misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual contact. Reports of sex assault or attempted sex assault should be made to 911, and anyone needing resources for child victims of sex assault should contact the Western Slope Center for Children

Larry will be formally advised of the charges and likely have a bond set tomorrow afternoon. For updated bond information on anyone currently in our Detention Facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry webpage. 

Clifton Road Closed For Short Time, One Arrested

One Suspect Arrested On Warrant, Road Closed

Mesa County, Colo. -- Joshua B. Giron, 32, formerly of Palisade (currently homeless), was arrested on an outstanding warrant with a $500 cash only bond, yesterday at 3250 Collyer Avenue, Clifton. Patrol deputies conducted further investigation and ultimately charged Joshua with aggravated robbery, crimes against an at-risk adult, theft and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, in connection to an armed robbery. That armed robbery was reported about 1:45 p.m., yesterday, in the area of 32 1/8 and E Roads, Clifton. The victim reported a single male driving a white passenger car pointed a handgun at him and leaving the scene with a single pack of cigarettes and two dollars in cash from the victim.

Deputies were dispatched to a possible weapon offense at 3:40 p.m., in the Clifton area, with the suspect description similar to the earlier robbery incident. Ultimately, deputies located the suspect vehicle and an adult male matching the description of the suspect at the Collyer address, at about 4:30 p.m. Joshua was arrested without incident by deputies.

Joshua was charged with regard to the first incident and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the charges along with the warrant. Joshua will be formally advised in court this afternoon, where he will also be given a bond for the new charges. Inmate information, including updated bond details for any inmate currently in our Facility, can be obtained online at our Inmate Inquiry webpage.

**Booking Photo: Will be released and posted here when it is available.

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Previously Released on January 27, 2015...

Deputies are investigating the possible connection of a suspect to two (possible) armed robbery incidents reported this afternoon, separately. The suspect, is an adult male, who is currently being booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant. 

Thirty two and one half road between Front Street and Mesa Avenue, were closed for about 30 minutes while deputies detained one suspected seen in the driveway of a residential home in that area. The suspect contacted matched the description of an armed robbery suspect reported earlier to deputies. The suspect was detained without incident. 

Further details will be made available as the investigation progresses.