Thursday, February 15, 2018

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo -  This week Crime Stoppers needs your help to locate the persons involved in criminal activity.

Sometime between January 11-13th, two personal checks were stolen from a residential mailbox in the 2700 block of F ½ Road. About 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13th, an unknown female entered Alpine National Bank and attempted to cash one of the personal checks which had been altered.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the persons involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. 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

GJPD# 2018-3761

Sunday, February 11, 2018

UPDATE 7:25 pm: MCSO Investigating Death

MESA COUNTY, COLO. - At 9:25 am, Deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to 532 Placer Drive in reference to an assault. When Deputies arrived they found a 30-year-old Hispanic male deceased.  Investigators are currently working to identify the cause of the death. The Sheriff's Office is currently not looking for anyone else related to the incident.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

UPDATE: 02/11/18 @ 7:25 pm: Mesa County Sheriff's Investigators have arrested Elias Trevino Hernandez, age 31, of Grand Junction, in connection with the fatal assault which occurred at 532 Placer Street. Hernandez is being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility, on a no bond warrant, for the following charges:

Elias Trevino Hernandez, 31
MCSO Photo July 20, 2017
First Degree Murder - a Class 1 Felony
Second Degree Murder - a Class 2 Felony
First Degree Assault - a Class 3 Felony
First Degree Burglary - a Class 3 Felony

Hernandez is being held on an additional three felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant, not associated with this case.

Additional information on this case will be released as it becomes available.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grand Junction man arrested after stolen camper found

Bryan Johnson, 41
MCSO Photo
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen 32-foot camper trailer at a property on the 1300 block of N 23rd St. Wednesday afternoon.

Bryan Johnson, 41, of Grand Junction was arrested for the following charges:
  • First Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft (Class 4 Felony) 
  • Possession of Weapons by a Previous Offender (Class 5 Felony)
  • Possession of a Dangerous or Illegal Weapon (Class 5 Felony)
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Class 4 Felony)
While Johnson was being taken into custody, two deputies were bit by two dogs on the property. The deputies were treated for minor injuries.

Animal Control cited the owners for failure to control the dogs and is continuing to investigate the incident.

Johnson was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility and is being held on a $2,000 Bond.

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