Saturday, August 19, 2017

Family of home destroyed thanks community

The Family of the home that was destroyed overnight by a suspected gas leak on 30 Road has asked us to thank the public on their behalf. They have been overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of support by the community.  Many people are asking what they can do to help.

Calvary Chapel Church is accepting donations on the Family's behalf. They are located at:
492 Morning Glory Ln # 4
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 243-2579

Donations can be made: 
Sunday 11:00 am- 1:00pm 
Monday- Thursday 10:00 am-5:00pm

No specific donations are being requested at this time.

The Family is asking the public and media to respect their privacy at this time. Thank you.  

Friday, August 18, 2017

UPDATE: Two charged with weapons violations in Orchard Mesa Incident

UPDATE: The two people involved in Friday morning's incident in Orchard Mesa were arrested on weapons related charges this afternoon.

Jaben Lawson, 27, and Christopher Lashbrook, 38, were arrested on the same charges: Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (Class 6 Felony) and Tampering with Physical Evidence (Class 6 Felony). They are currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility.

Mesa County Sheriff's investigators are still collecting evidence and interviewing witness related to this morning's report of a shooting on the 2800 block of Quincy Lane. Investigators are working to determine the events that led up to the incident and if there are any outstanding suspects or victims involved.

The case is still under investigation. All documents related to this case are under seal by the court.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Mesa County Sheriff’s Witness Tip Line at (970) 244-3526.

For the previous Press Release click here.

Deputies respond to a report of a shooting in Orchard Mesa

ORCHARD MESA, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a home on the 2800 block of Quincy Lane in Orchard Mesa at 4:08 Friday morning.

The MCSO SWAT Team also responded. Two male subjects in the house came out, one of which was the person who had called 911 initially. The other subject did have a minor injury to his leg. He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

At 4:26 a.m. a Community Notification went out to homes within a ½ mile radius advising residents to shelter in place. It was lifted at 6:10 a.m. for most homes, and at 6:48 a.m. for the residents living next to the home where the incident occurred.

District 51 was notified as a precaution, however bus routes and the start of school were not affected.

The MCSO SWAT team did go through the home methodically to make sure a shooter was not still inside. No one was found inside.

Both of the subjects initially inside the home at the time of the 911 call are currently being interviewed by Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators. Investigators are working to determine the events that led up to this morning's incident and if there are any outstanding suspects or victims involved.

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Mesa County Sheriff’s Witness Tip Line at (970) 244-3526.