Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Update: Arrest made in vandalism case

Kodi Wright, 21
MCSO Photo 10-16-17
UPDATE: Kodi Wright, 21, was taken into custody after a warrant for issued for his arrest.

Wright is facing charges related to the vandalism that occurred in May at a water tank facility belonging to the Clifton Water District.

Those charges are Criminal Mischief (Class 6 Felony), Theft $750 - $2000 (Class 1 Misdemeanor), and Second Degree Criminal Trespass (Class 3 Misdemeanor).

Wright is being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.


The Mesa County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their help in solving this case.


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Previous: 8/2/2017

MESA COUNTY, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for vandalizing a water tank facility belonging to the Clifton Water District.

Sometime between May 11th and May 19th fencing was damaged and a FAA required obstruction warning light was stolen at the Clifton Water Facility located on the 3100 block of N I-70 Frontage Road. A total of $3,200 in damage was done.

If you have any information about this crime please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP (7867). Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information, see us at www.241stop.com.

MCSO Case #17-173311

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two arrested on drug charges

Junhui Liu, 38
MCSO Photo 10-12-17
Hai Wan, 38
MCSO Photo 10-12-17
MESA COUNTY, Colo - Two people were arrested after the Western Colorado Drug Task Force executed a search warrant overnight at a residence on the 300 block of 29 Road in Grand Junction.

Junhui Liu, 38, and Hai Wan, 38, are facing charges of Distribution/Manufacture/Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana > 50 pounds or > 25 pounds Concentrate (Class 1 Drug Felony) and Cultivation of more than 30 Plants (Class 3 Drug Felony).

This is an ongoing and active investigation. Documents related to this case are under seal by the court.

Liu and Wan were booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Look for the sticker before you use a credit card at the pump!

Security Seal, if broken
don't use gas pump
MESA COUNTY, Colo – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a credit card fraud scheme at the pump after credit card skimmers were recently found at a local gas station.
Security Seal located on
the left of gas pump

A manager at the C & F on the 400 block of 32 Road discovered devices known as a credit card skimmer at two pumps on September 28th. The device is designed to steal customers credit card numbers which then are used to make fraudulent purchases before the card holder is even aware it was compromised.

Sheriff’s investigators say credit card skimmers are becoming a significant issue in Mesa County.

Security Seal, if broken 
don't use gas pump
These devices themselves are not visible from the outside, however all gas stations have a safety feature built in to help spot if a gas pump has been compromised.
Security Seals located on
center of gas pumps

Before you swipe your credit card, look for the Security Seal Sticker. If it is broken DO NOT use that pump and immediately report it to the gas station cashier!!!

Also regularly check your credit card statements for any unusual activity.

If you have information about this crime call Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP.  Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.