Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - This week Crime Stoppers is requesting information that will lead to the identification of the suspects involved in a burglary.

Sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, unknown suspects cut the padlock to a shed in the backyard of a home located in the 2800 block of Valentino Way. While inside the shed, suspects removed two chainsaws, numerous hand tools, power tools and various other items used in  the victim’s handyman business. The total estimated damage and property loss is over $16,000.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects involved in this crime, please call 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 Case# 2017-70588

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Do you know who these people are?

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people seen on surveillance video using a stolen credit card.

Two males are believed to have used a stolen credit card to make a large purchase at Love's Travel Stop located on the 400 block of 22 Road between the hours of 3:50 am and 4:20 am on October 7th, 2017. 

The credit card used to make the purchase was stolen during a burglary on the 2000 block of S. Broadway overnight on October 6th, 2017.

If you if any information about these crimes or the identity of the people in these photos, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242- 6707 reference case # 17-33989.

You can also 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.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Join Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team!!

MESA COUNTY, Colo -  The Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team is looking for new members and is currently accepting applications.

The highly trained nonprofit professional rescue organization is looking for outdoor enthusiasts available to volunteer during the workweek. Members must be able to carry a 40lb pack over mountainous terrain and be willing to learn. All required skills will be taught during a 5 week course.

On average the Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team receives anywhere from 55 to 60 search and rescue missions a year throughout the Western Slope. From safely carrying out injured mountain bikers to finding lost individuals in the mountains, members are on call 24/7 to support the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with any and all search and rescue efforts free of charge.  The team's goal is to help out those who are just having a bad day! 

If you love the outdoors and want to make a difference in people's lives and the community, this could be the organization for you!

All prospective members must first complete an application. Applications can be picked up at the front counter of the Sheriff’s Office during business hours or downloaded off our website.

Please note, anyone interested in becoming a new member must pass a background check and will have to go through an interview process. The deadline for turning in applications is Friday, December 29, 2017.

Completed applications can be emailed to (subject line: SARC Application);

or, dropped off at the front counter of the Sheriff's Office, Attention: Bernice

The front counter at the Sheriff's Office is open Monday through Friday (holidays excluded), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction;

or, mail your completed application to:

Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Bernice
215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(Make sure we receive it by Dec. 29th)

For more information, questions or inquiries, please contact Doug Sieckert by calling (970) 234-0763 or email

Learn more about the Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team's website and Facebook page.