Friday, September 26, 2014

Man Fires Off Round From Glock & Woman Drives Stolen Car To Visit Jail Inmate

Beverly Lock, 43, of Montrose

Overnight Arrests Include Charges For Stolen Car & Firing Gun

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Thursday night, patrol deputies were notified by Montrose law enforcement that a stolen vehicle was possibly in the area of the Mesa County Detention Facility. A deputy located a vehicle matching the description and license plate of a vehicle showing as stolen, out of Montrose County, parked in the front parking lot of the jail.

The deputy contacted Beverly Lock, 43, of Montrose, in the driver's seat of the suspected stolen car. She was ultimately arrested and charged with one count of Motor Vehicle Theft. She was released today on a $5,000 PR bond, scheduled to appear in court next on October 2, at 8:15 a.m.

And, early this morning, patrol deputies responded to a report of a shot fired in the area of 32 Road and I-70 Business Loop, Clifton. Through interviews of people contacted in that immediate area by deputies, Stuart McFarland, is suspected of firing off a single round from a Glock 21 .45 caliber pistol located in his possession. Stuart is 28-years-old and from Clifton.

Deputies arrested and booked Stuart into the jail on three counts of Felony Menacing, and one count each of Prohibited Use of a Weapon and Reckless Endangerment. He received a $10,000 bond. There is currently no booking photo available of Stuart.

For information on any inmate currently in our detention facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wanted Man Arrested With Meth

Deputies Recognize Wanted Man, Meth Found In Pocket

Shaye Pierce, 23, of Grand Junction
March 2014 Photo
Mesa County, Colo. -- A deputy on routine patrol recognized a wanted man walking on Unaweep Avenue, in Grand Junction in the early morning hours of September 23. The patrol deputy contacted Shaye Pierce, 23, of Grand Junction and arrested him on the multiple outstanding warrants.

In Shaye's pocket the deputy located two packages of suspected methamphetamine, with a combined weight of about 22 grams (included packaging). Shaye was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on one felony charge of possession of a schedule I/II (meth) and the warrants. Shaye received two cash only bonds, totaling  $3,350 and a $5,000 PR bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on September 29, at 8 a.m.

For information about any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.


ASU Walk Away, Escape Warrant Issued

Tommi Justine Toler, 26, of GJ

DUI Sentenced Inmate Walks Away From Alternative Sentencing Unit

Mesa County, Colo. -- Tommi Justine Toler, 26, of Grand Junction was sentenced this past spring to one year in jail, with probation. The Alternative Sentencing Unit (ASU), is our local jail alternative providing work release. Tommi's convictions stem from driving under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanor) and vehicular assault while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (felony). For the felony charge, she was given a 4 year deferred sentence.

Tommi started her sentence with ASU on June 4, 2014, to serve one year. She was job searching and did not return to the facility at the scheduled time. On September 22, a misdemeanor escape warrant plus a probation violation warrant was issued for her arrest. If you know her whereabouts or see her in the community, contact 911 or non-emergency dispatch at 242-6707, to report her location. 

GJ Man Arrested On Charge Of Child Abuse

Mother's Boyfriend Suspect In Child Abuse

Andrew Herne, 23, of Grand Junction
Mesa County, Colo. -- On Monday, Andrew Herne, 23, of Grand Junction, was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on one charge of child abuse, a class 3 felony. He remains in jail as of this posting, being held on a $60,000 cash or surety bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on September 30, at 8 a.m.

Andrew is the boyfriend of the baby's mother, Brianna. The baby boy was nearly 3 months old when injuries were found by an emergency room physician at a local hospital in August 2014. A review of the various injuries to the baby by multiple medical professionals resulted in broken ribs and legs were not accidental trauma.

To report suspect child abuse in Mesa County, call 911 or the Child Protection Hotline at 242-1211. And, for information on any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Deputies Arrest Two With Meth

Tomi Highline, 49, of GJ

Three Grams Of Meth, Off The Streets

Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies conducting a traffic stop in the area of 29 1/2 Road and North Avenue on Friday night, arrested two adult females with suspected methamphetamine in their possession. 

Wendy Butler, 43, of GJ
Tomi Highline, 49, and Wendy Butler, 43, both of Grand Junction were booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on one charge each of Possession of a Schedule I/II (meth). Tomi is suspected of possessing approximately 2 grams of meth, which has a street value of about $200. Wendy is suspected of possessing approximately 1 gram of meth, which has a street value of about $100.

Both woman were released from jail on PR bonds in the early afternoon of September 22, 2014. They are both scheduled to appear back in court on September 29, at 8 a.m. For information on any inmate currently in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Also, for information about emergency scenes in our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Overnight Man Passed Out In Front Of Grand Junction Business

GJ Man Charged With Cocaine & Heroin Distribution

Robert Ray, 24, of Grand Junction
Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies contacted Robert Ray, 24, of Grand Junction, in the 3100 block of Main Street, just before midnight on Thursday. Deputies were originally dispatch to the area on a report of a man passed out or unconscious in that area, as well as witness reports of a suspicious male in that same area.

Ultimately, deputies arrested Robert on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court. He advised deputies of a hypodermic needle and drug user paraphernalia, along with suspected cocaine in his pants pocket. Robert admitted to additional drugs in his possession, which included more than 4 grams of brown tar heroin and more than 9 grams of cocaine.

Robert was charged with two counts each of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I/II, Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance Schedule I/II and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility and has a $51,750 cash or surety bond.

For information on any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. And, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty for other area emergency details.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Slow Driver Catches Attention Of Deputy, Arrested With Meth

George Gonzalez, 30, of Grand Junction

Suspect Arrested With Meth

Mesa County, Colo. -- As the clock moved into the early hours of September 17, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near 30 Road and Gunnison Way, Grand Junction, after deputies saw the driver watching television on a mobile device while attempting to drive. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and he was driving on a suspended driver's license (for non-payment of child support). 

George Gonzalez, 30, of Grand Junction, was arrested on charges related to methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under restraint and TV visible to vehicle operator. George received a $5,000 cash or surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in court next on September 23, at 8:30 a.m.

For information on any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System website. And, for updates on emergency situation happening in our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #MesaCounty and #GVCopBeat.