Thursday, January 30, 2014

Street Crimes Unit Arrests Man With Meth

Convicted Felon Arrested With Meth

Steven Cordova, 48, of Grand Jct. *2011 Booking Photo*
Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday night, Steven Cordova, 48, of Grand Junction, was arrested after a traffic stop was conducted by deputies in the area of Lark Drive and Sandpiper Avenue. Deputies located 4.9 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle belonging to and driven by Steven, who was the only occupant of the vehicle. This amount of meth is more than personal use and consistent with distribution amounts, according to a deputy report.

In addition to the meth, a single pill was located in the vehicle, and it was identified as a schedule 2 controlled substance. In addition to a traffic infraction, Steven was charged and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility without incident on possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, possession of schedule 2 substance and possession of meth with intent to distribute.

For additional updates on law enforcement activity follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scholarship For Mesa County Residents

Scholarship For Current College & High School Students

DEADLINE EXTENDED for this application  NOW DUE Friday, March 7, 2014, by 4 p.m. All the other information and links are still valid, see below.

Mesa County, Colo. -- Now through February 28, 2014, any college student attending a Colorado institution or local high school, who call Mesa County home, should apply for the County Sheriff's of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship. This scholarship is now available, with eligibility requirements and the application found under HOT TOPICS (bottom menu) of our agency website. 

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office partners every other year with CSOS to provide this scholarship to a worthy, local student. Anyone with questions about the CSOC scholarship program or scholarship requirements and eligibility, should call the scholarship coordinator, Sharon Villanueva, at (720) 344-4618. Any questions about the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office receiving your application or the status of the scholarship, should contact Wendy Likes, directly at (970) 244-3900, or email her at:

For other information from our agency, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Elderly Man Missing

Most recent picture of Billie O'Rear

Local Elderly Man Found

Mesa County, Colo. -- Billie O'Rear, 80, has been located and is safe. Deputies were notified at 2:30 p.m., by Utah Highway Patrol who received a call from a citizen who saw Billie's vehicle parked on the side of Interstate 70, for multiple hours. The Utah Highway Patrol made contact with Billie, who advised his car ran out of gas.

Deputies from our agency took gas to Billie and stayed with him at mile marker 229, just inside the Utah border, until Billie's family arrived.

Our sincere thank you to everyone in our community who shared this information and assisted in any way in trying to locate Billie.

Previously Released at 10:15 a.m.-- Yesterday, about 5:30 p.m., local resident Billie O'Rear, 80, left his residence in the Redlands enroute to the Rimrock Wal-Mart. He was expected to return home after a short shopping trip. 

Billie O'Rear, wearing his usual apparel 
Family members of Billie reported him overdue last night and deputies continue to search the area for him. Deputies have verified Billie did not arrive at the Rimrock Wal-Mart. He left his home driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, four door passenger car, tan in color. The license plate on that vehicle is Colorado 010-JNL.

2004 tan Bonneville/STOCK PHOTO
Billie does not have any immediate medical concerns, however not returning home last night after what was anticipated to be a quick errand is outside his normal behavior. He is a white male, approximately 5'6" tall, weighing about 170 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. He wears silver rimmed glasses and was last seen with a white shirt, dark dress pants and suspenders.

2004 tan Bonneville/STOCK PHOTO
Billie O'Rear
Anyone who has seen Billie and/or his vehicle, should call 911 or non-emergency dispatch in Mesa County at: (970) 242.6707, immediately. Deputies do not believe foul play is involved, and are hopeful with citizen awareness Billie can be located.

For information on a variety of incidents in our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekend Domestic Violence Arrests

Multiple Separate Domestic Violence Arrests Over The Weekend

Steven Casias, 43, of Fruita
Mesa County, Colo. -- On Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 2:40 p.m., Steven Casias, 43, of Fruita, was arrested on one count of felony theft with a domestic violence enhancer charge. A large amount of jewelry, valued at more than $4,000.00, was missing from a woman's residence with witnesses placing Steven inside the residence and inside the room where the jewelry was previously location.

Deputies arrested Steven without incident in the 500 block of Garfield Drive.

Joshua Rodriguez, 36, of Grand Junction
Earlier that morning, about 4 a.m., deputies responded to the 400 block of Seckle Street, Grand Junction, on a report of an assault. The female victim had physical injuries and blood splatter inside the residence that corresponded with her statement to deputies. In addition to the physical assault the female was victim to, her two children were in close proximity to the assault and money belonging to the victim was taken from her when the suspect left the residence.

The suspect was identified as Joshua Rodriguez, 36, of Grand Junction. Deputies located him in the 2600 block of B 1/2 Road, where he was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges related to robbery, assault, theft, criminal mischief, child abuse and domestic violence related enhancer.

Kent Black, 57, of Palisade
Also, at 10 a.m., on Friday, January 24, 2014, Kent Black was arrested by deputies and charged with attempted murder, menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, illegal discharge of a firearm and criminal attempt in connected to a domestic violence related incident. Kent was arrested at a residence in the 3600 block of G 4/10th Road, Palisade, after dispatch received a frantic call of someone possibly being shot inside a home.

Bullet holes were located inside the residence, but no one was physically injured from the shot(s) that were fired inside the home. Kent was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on Friday.

For up-to-date bond information on anyone booked into the jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Married Couple Arrested With Meth, Prescription Pills

Daniel Emert, 43, of Parachute

Married Parachute Residents Arrested Saturday

Mesa County, Colo. -- This is their first booking into the Mesa County Detention Facility for 2014, but both suspects were arrested and booked into our jail in 2013 a total of three times. Married couple, M'Lisa Anderson, 48, and Daniel Emert, 43, both of Parachute, were each arrested by Grand Junction Police Department officers in 2013 on meth related charges and booked an additional two times into the jail on warrants that same year.
M'Lisa Anderson, 48, of Parachute

M'Lisa and Daniel were most recently arrested by deputies on Saturday, January 25, 2014, in the 2900 block of North Avenue after deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Daniel was illegally driving. M'Lisa was arrested on outstanding warrants and additional charges for methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills she had in her possession. Daniel also was charged and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges related to methamphetamine possession, prescription pill possession, drug paraphernalia and traffic violations. Neither M'Lisa or Daniel had a prescription for any of the pills they had in their possession.

For updated bond information, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. Also, for other emergency related updates from our agency, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Friday, January 24, 2014

MCSO Collecting Gently Used Jeans For Local Charities

Bring Us Your Gently Used Jeans, Get 25% Off Coupon From Aeropostale in Mesa Mall

Flyer For This Event
Mesa County, Colo. -- For the second year in a row, the Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the local Aeropostale clothing store, located in the Mesa Mall, for Teens For Jeans! This is a donation program, where you -the public- bring us your gently used jeans and Aeropostale gives you a 25% off coupon to use in their store on a new pair of jeans!

Last year, the Sheriff's Office filled our donation box several times during the collection period. We hope to do the same this year. Aeropostale has given us cards with texting instructions on them for anyone to grab when they leave us their used jeans. Donors follow the instructions on the Aeropostale card and get the 25% off coupon direct to their cell phone. It's that simple.

Our donation box for Teens For Jeans is located in our agency lobby, at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction. Our lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. This donation event is going on now through February 16, 2014.

And, for other exciting news coming out of local law enforcement, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Street Crimes Deputies Foil Meth Sale

One Arrested On Her Way To Sell Meth

Mesa County, Colo. -- At 8 p.m. yesterday, Jennifer Hines, 27, of Silt, was arrested by deputies with the agency's Street Crimes unit on outstanding warrants and methamphetamine related charges. This isn't Jennifer's first such arrest, she was nabbed twice in 2013 by officers with the Grand Junction Police Department for meth possession and drug paraphernalia.
Jennifer Hines, 27, of Silt
In addition to her most recent meth possession charge, she was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on traffic violations and intent to distribute methamphetamine, a class 2 felony charge. Initially, Jennifer attempted to hide the more than 14 grams of meth in her body cavity, but self admitted she had it with the intent to sell it in Orchard Mesa, for an estimate $600.00, before deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle she was driving in the 400 block of 30 Road, Grand Junction. 

Jennifer was booked five times into the Mesa County Detention Facility in 2013. This is her first jail booking in Mesa County in 2014. For bond information on anyone in our Detention Facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. And, for updates on emergency scenes in the area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Interstate Interdiction Nets Heroin

Two Arrested After Heroin Found In Vehicle

Samuel Leon-Ruiz, 41
Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday afternoon, deputies with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 70, near mile marker 5. In the vehicle were two adult males, identifying themselves with Mexican Identification cards.
Yahir Ruiz-Cota, 22
The driver was identified as Samuel Leon-Ruiz, 41, and the passenger Yahir Ruiz-Cota, 22, both consented to a search of the vehicle. A hidden compartment was located with 5.2 pounds of heroin and a large amount of cash. The estimated wholesale value of that amount of heroin is approximately $85,000.00. However, the street value is estimated at over two million dollars.

Samuel stated to deputies during the booking process he was previously convicted of trafficking three pounds of cocaine in Arizona. Both Yahir and Samuel were charged with money laundering and distribution of drugs related charges.

Packaged heroin and money
For current bond information on anyone in our detention facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo for other breaking news in #MesaCounty using #GVCopBeat.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mesa County Safe Kids Class, RSVP Today

Community Class Focuses On Teen Marijuana Use, Free

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers of Mesa County are hosting the first community education event of 2014! The class will cover Teen Marijuana Use part 1, as well as the last section of the Prescription Drugs class (a three part series) from 2013. The class is January 28, 2014, at the Mesa County Central Library, located at: 443 North 6th Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Due to seating space, the class is limited to 100 participants, please R.S.V.P. early! There is no charge for this class, but reservations are required and can be made online through Mesa County Safe Kids.

This class will focus on educating parents about the marijuana influences on teens and offer ideas on how to respond to those challenges. These informative classes seek to educate parents about the dangers to teens and trends we are seeing in our community and in the nation. Again, please R.S.V.P. to our free community classes at or call Deputy Chad Williams direct at (970)986-1187, for more information.

Media wanting to cover this class are invited and encouraged to show up, with proper permission from the Mesa County Library administration. Deputy Williams is always happy to do on-camera interviews the night of the class or in advance.

For emergency updates in our area, be sure to follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Crime Of Opportunity, Auto Theft Warning

Unlocked, Running Vehicle Is Great Crime Of Opportunity

Mesa County, Colo. -- Just before Christmas, the Grand Junction Police Department had two auto thefts as a result of people leaving their vehicles running while they stepped away for just a minute or two. Fast forward to January 2014, and the Fruita Police Department stopped a vehicle in their city limits and arrested the two occupants on warrants. However, the car was stolen out of the Sheriff's Office jurisdiction and had been painted over with spray paint, likely in an attempt to modify the stolen vehicle from being recognizable. 
Brian Richardson, 29, of Grand Jct.
Brian Richardson and Christopher Foster were booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on their outstanding warrants on January 13, 2014, by Fruita officers. The stolen vehicle they were driving had been reported to deputies on January 8, just before 8 a.m., by the owner who said the vehicle was left unlocked (but no keys inside the car) outside his residence in the 3200 block of Hall Court, Clifton. When the rightful owner was able to get his car back on January 13, he estimated the missing items and new damage to exceed $3,500.00.
Christopher Foster, 29, of Whitewater
Again just before 8 a.m., on January 20, deputies responded to a different residence in the 3200 block of Hall Court, Clifton, for a 2003 Jeep that had been left running to warm-up for an estimated two minutes while the owner returned inside his home. After taking the auto theft report, deputies searched the area for the Jeep and located it in the City Market parking lot, in Clifton. Kevin Rohracker, 30, of Grand Junction was arrested after being contacted in the Jeep. Kevin's personal items were also located inside the stolen Jeep. 

Kevin Rohracker, 30, of Grand Jct. 
Kevin was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on driving infractions and second degree auto theft, a class 6 felony.

Next week is Puffer Awareness Week, intended to raise public awareness of “puffers”—a term coined by car thieves to describe a vehicle left running unattended. Law enforcement in Mesa County prefer to educate citizens on the risks of leaving your car running and unattended (rather than issue tickets for the infraction). A running or unlocked vehicle, left unattended is a crime of opportunity for a criminal. Don't be a victim. Lock your vehicle.

For other law enforcement updates, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Arrests Include Reckless Driver And Meth

Weekend Arrests Net Meth, Reckless Driver

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Friday, January 17, 2014, just before midnight, deputies were called to the area of 13 and M 1/4 Roads, in Mesa County. A homeowner reported confronting an adult male, as did his neighbor, in a vehicle with the license plates showing the owner as William Eller, 42, of Fruita.
William Eller, 42, of Fruita
Deputies located the Toyota passenger car in the area of 17 and O Roads. Ultimately, the driver and owner of the vehicle was identified as William Eller, who is currently on Parole and not authorized to drive. When William exited his vehicle his pants were around his ankles and a pornographic magazine was located in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

William was charged with reckless driving, vehicular eluding, obstructing a peace officer and criminal mischief. He also is being held on a Parole hold in the Mesa County Detention Facility, unable to post bond at this time.

Jerry Blake, 46, of Grand Junction
Across town and a couple nights later, deputies working patrol, located a vehicle speeding in the area of North Avenue and 29 Road, at about 9: 30 p.m. on Sunday, January 19. The vehicle stopped after the deputy activated his overhead emergency lights in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Jerry Blake, 46, of Grand Junction and the passenger as Zach Hart, 32-years-old. 

Deputies determined through a court records search that Jerry was on supervised probation and not allowed to consume alcohol or controlled substances. Jerry's driving status was also restrained. Ultimately, deputies located liquid methamphetamine, meth paraphernalia, and marijuana inside the vehicle.

Zach Hart was issued a summons for open container and allowed to leave the scene, and Jerry was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the driving offense, violation of a restraining order and controlled substance. 

Bond information can be found on our Inmate Inquiry System webpage, and for other updates in Mesa County be sure to follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesColo using #GVcopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Do You Recognize This Female?

Suspect In Theft

Mesa County, Colo. -- The following photographs capture a suspect who is believed to have stolen from a convenient store in Clifton, on January 13, 2014, around 8 a.m.

She left the convenience store in a silver or gold Honda Civic, passenger car.

If you recognize this woman, please provide information by private message on our agency Facebook page or email:

Also, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty for emergency updates happening in our area.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Prescription Drug Take Back, Permanent Box

Prescription Take Back Box In Lobby of Sheriff's Office

Mesa County, Colo. -- In partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE), the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Administrative lobby has a new green box in it. Prescription drug take back is normally a community event held twice a year for citizens to safely dispose of unused, expired and unwanted over-the-counter and/or prescription drugs. Those biannual events will continue with local law enforcement. 

Mark your calendar for April 26, 2014, for the next national Prescription Drug Take Back event to be held at: Palisade Police Department, Fruita Police Department, Grand Junction Police Department and at our main office in downtown Grand Junction.

But starting today, every business day our agency main lobby is open to the public (current hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excluded), citizens can access this drug take back box. The box was given to our agency from CDHPE at no cost. Our partnership with them requires us making the box available to the public. We are very excited about this partnership!

Again, we will continue to participate in the national events, currently happening twice a year. But in between those national events our lobby has this box available for proper and safe disposal of your over-the-counter and prescription medications. This is a no questions asked service, however we can not accept a few items, listed here:
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Aerosol
  • Mercury Containing Item(s)
  • Chemotherapy or Radio Active Substances
  • Oxygen
  • Pressurized Canisters
Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will take many of these items, such as: needles/sharps, pressurized/aerosol and mercury containing items, free of charge from Mesa County residents, Thursdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, they are NOT able to accept controlled substances (narcotics), chemotherapy or radio-active substances or oxygen tanks. Mesa County Hazardous Waste Facility can be reached directly at (970) 257-9336 or (970) 256-9543 for more information, or visit their website:

Friday, January 10, 2014

DUI Wrap-up For 2013

MCSO DUI Stats For 2013

Mesa County, Colo. -- DUI or DUID is the abbreviation for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or Drug(s). Another acronym, MADD--Mothers Against Drunk Driving, established in 1980, taking their campaign national and bringing public awareness to the unnecessary dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drug(s) and/or alcohol.

Thus it may be shocking to some that law enforcement continues to regularly arrest people for suspicious of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drug(s). The Denver Post reported for the 2013 Halloween weekend, across the state of Colorado, nearly 400 DUI/DUID arrests were made by multiple law enforcement agencies.

For our agency, in 2013, we totaled 268 DUI/DUID arrests in Mesa County. Some of the deputies who made those arrests, work in areas where they generally are not on patrol, but worked increased DUI/DUID efforts, like the Halloween weekend in tangent with Colorado State Patrol. Or, other deputies who made our top ten list of nabbing intoxicated drivers only during regular patrol duties. Other deputies are or were part of our Traffic Safety Unit and routinely patrol for DUI and DUID drivers.

We laud all our deputies for their efforts to stop intoxicated drivers before they hurt innocent people or themselves. Our top ten deputies who took intoxicated drivers off the road in 2013 are: Deputy Roberts, Deputy Carnes, Deputy Lawrence, Deputy Cannon, Deputy Chadd, Deputy Gray, Deputy Montover, Deputy T. Marsh, Deputy Briggs and Deputy Parker.

If you suspect an intoxicated driver on the roads in Colorado, you can call *277 from a cell phone or in Mesa County, call 911 or non-emergency dispatch at 970.242.6707. And, some tips from Colorado State Patrol on spotting an intoxicated driver, click here. Reporting a suspected drunk driver to dispatch can and does save lives.

Wanted Man Hides In Wall From Deputies

Bruce Seagrave, 40, of Grand Junction

Wanted Man Found Hiding

Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies with the Street Crimes Unit went to the known residence of  Bruce E. Seagrave, yesterday about 8 p.m. Bruce was home, but didn't want to go to jail on his multiple outstanding warrants. After deputies were given consent to search the home for Bruce, they located him in the wall of the garage trying to hide under debris. 

While the SCU deputies aren't investigators, they were able to locate Bruce in his hiding place with little effort. He was then arrested and booked  into the Mesa County Detention Facility without incident.

He previously was arrested by both the Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department on charges related to methamphetamine, dangerous drugs, cultivation of marijuana, obstructing a peace officer and then failure to appear in court.

For bond information on this inmate or any inmate in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. Also, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty for breaking emergency information. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Parole Absconder, Meth And Three Arrested

Circa 2009-Ezra Howard, 37, of Grand Jct.

Street Crimes Unit Arrests Two With Meth, A Third Wanted By Parole

Mesa County, Colo. -- Overnight, the deputies with the Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop in the Riverside neighborhood of Grand Junction, about 5:30 p.m., yesterday. In the vehicle, deputies contact Parole absconder Ezra Howard, 37, of Grand Junction, along with Mark Palmer, 37, of DeBeque and Leah Burrows, 28, of Clifton.
Circa 2012-Leah Burrows, 27, of Clifton

Circa 2012-Mark Palmer, 37, of DeBeque
Deputies located at least one loaded hypodermic needle and 6 grams (total) of methamphetamine. Ezra was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on a Parole hold, which won't allow him to post bond. Leah and Mark were also booked into the jail on drug and paraphernalia charges, along with a traffic infraction charge for Mark.

Current bond information can be found through our Inmate Inquiry System on our agency website. And, for emergency information in Mesa County, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Man Makes Bomb Threat

Derrold McClanahan, 46, of Grand Jct.

Man Makes Bomb Threat

Mesa County, Colo.-- On Friday, at 4 p.m., the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Office was evacuated after witnesses heard a man state there was a bomb in the Clerk's office, at the Clifton branch. The original call into dispatch claimed a man matching Derrold McClanahan's description was fighting right outside the Clerk's office.

A bystander was sitting on top of Derrold when deputies arrived on-scene and multiple people all claimed Derrold was the man who made the bomb threat.

Deputies searched the building and did not located a bomb. Derrold was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges of false reporting of an explosive device, obstructing government operations, resisting arrest, third degree assault, second degree assault of a peace officer and more.

For up-to-date bond information, visit our Inmate Inquiry System on our agency website. Also, for emergency news happening in #MesaCounty, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Search & Rescue Mission On Grand Mesa

Snowmobiler Overdue, Reported Missing

Mesa County SARC Members, 2009 Mission on Grand Mesa
Mesa County, Colo.-- The missing snowmobiler ran out of gas, but made his way to the Electric Mountain Lodge near Paonia where Lodge employees contacted Delta County dispatch at 12:57 p.m. The missing snowmobiler was reported to be doing okay, with no medical issues.

Search and Rescue volunteers are standing down the operation near Bohner Reservoir.

Previously Released at 11:17 a.m.-- Rural Area Deputies and Mesa County Search and Rescue, Inc. were dispatched to the Bonham Reservoir area last night at 7 p.m.for an overdue adult male snowmobiler who got separated from the rest of his snowmobiling party and didn't return to the vehicle(s), as planned. The group of 4 snowmobilers made a day run from the Bonham Reservoir area to Alexander Lodge and were on the return portion of their trip when the man separated from the group.

CenturyLink, through a volunteer partnership with us, has provided their helicopter today for the search effort on the Grand Mesa. In addition, deputies have requested and been granted a helicopter from the High Altitude Army National Guard (from Eagle County) to add to the aerial view for this search. Search and Rescue volunteers in the field exceed 20 members, along with support operations and deputies working this mission.

Due to the proximity to Delta County, officials there have been notified. In addition, the lodges on the Grand Mesa have also been notified of this mission.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Posted On MCSO Facebook at 8:30 p.m. on January 02, 2014-- Our Rural Area Deputies along with Mesa County Search and Rescue, Inc. are responding to the Grand Mesa, Bonham Reservoir area on a report of an overdue snowmobiler. It is our understanding that he got separated from his group a few hours ago and was reported lost to us by his friend(s).

For information on various emergency incidents in Mesa County, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Death Investigation In Orchard Mesa

January 01, 2014 Death Investigation Underway In Orchard Mesa

Mesa County, Colo.-- Deputies were called to 2846 C Road, Grand Junction, about 12:15 a.m. today. Deputies found one adult male deceased inside the residence. The Mesa County Coroner, as standard practice, releases identity along with cause and manner of death in accordance with the investigation and upon the completion of an autopsy and next of kin notification.

Multiple people were on-scene and were interviewed by investigators this morning, and no arrests have been made in connection to this case. All court documents associated with this case have been sealed by court order. Grand Junction Police Department patrol units assisted on-scene.

The case remains active and on-going. Further updates are not expected today.

Released At 1:30 a.m.-- Deputies and  investigators are working a death investigation in the 2800 block of C Road, which began in the very early minutes of the New Year. Further information may be available during the business hours of January 01, 2014. Currently, this case is in such an early stage that no further details are being provided at this time.