Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Teens Busted With Medical Marijuana, Wanted Man Arrested With Meth

Meth Arrest, Separate Teens Ticketed For Marijuana

Glen Knotts, 24, Unknown Residence
Mesa County, Colo. -- Street Crime Unit deputies conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of a local grocery store yesterday afternoon. The vehicle stopped, had one adult male in it driving the vehicle, which he claimed belong to his girlfriend. Problem was, he was not valid to drive or operate a motor vehicle based his driver's license being revoked for an alcohol offense.

Glen Knotts, 24, was arrested on outstanding warrants and charged with offenses related to driving illegally. In addition, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle and a backpack, belonging to Glen. New charges associated with the drug were added to Glen's booking into the Mesa County Detention Facility, where he was booked without incident.

Earlier yesterday, just before noon, a deputy who is a local school resource officer, wrote tickets to two juveniles who were found smoking marijuana on school grounds and a third juvenile was issued a drug paraphernalia summons for possessing a marijuana smoking pipe (although he was not seen nor showed signs of being under the influence of marijuana). Of the three ticketed teens, two are 16-years-old and one is 15-years-old. A container with marijuana inside of it was located in their possession, and the container was marked "medical marijuana."  The 15-year-old was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and the other 16-year-old was issued the same summons and received an additional promise to appear in court on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a felony charge.

Parents and citizens can attend a free community meeting about teens and marijuana use, held in the evening of March 4, 2014. For all the information about this community meeting, click here.

For updated information on bonds for any inmate in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry agency webpage. And, for immediate updates on emergency situation in our area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Safe Kids Community Class, March 4TH

Safe Kids Community Class On E-Cigarettes, Marijuana Use

Mesa County, Colo. -- We are partnering with Crime Stoppers of Mesa County and Safe Kids America to host the March 2014 free community education event! The class will cover Teen Marijuana Use Part 2, as well as information on teen use of e-cigarettes. 
The class is scheduled for March 4, 2014, at the Mesa County Central Library (the new library building), 443 N. 6th Street, in downtown Grand Junction, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Due to limited seating and room space, the class is limited to100 participants (only 50 seats left), please R.S.V.P. early!

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SVP Moves To County, From City Location

Sexually Violent Predator Relocated From City To County

Mesa County, Colo. -- This public notice is intended to make our community aware that a registered sex offender, classified as a sexually violent predator, is moving his residency from a former address within the city limits of Grand Junction, to a county location. Further details about this offender and his new location are on the bulletin posted to the right, or click here and choose the Chad Heiden Community Bulletin from our County webpage about sexually violent predators in Mesa County. 

A 'sexually violent predator' is a term branded by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, who classifies a convicted sex offender with this additional descriptor. Chad Heiden, 43, of Grand Junction, has served his convicted sentence in the Colorado Department of Correction prison facilities as ordered by a Judge. He transitioned into Community Corrections while under the supervise of a local Parole Agent, who continues to supervise Chad (as he remains a parolee at this time). Chad changed his sex offender registration information from being with the Grand Junction Police Department to our agency as of Friday, February 14, 2014. He listed his new residence effective Monday, February 17, 2014, with our agency, per compliance with registration laws. Chad has been and remains current with all his registration requirements.

All community notification bulletins for all current SVPs registered with our agency are on our agency website, to view them, click here. In addition, we highly recommend you watch a 12 minute video that talks about SVPs and all registered sex offenders, resources and other useful information specific to Mesa County. For current information on all registered sex offenders in Mesa County, visit our countywide joint website: And, be sure to choose the link to enroll up to five physical addresses and be notified if a registered sex offender or new registered sex offender moves into a designated area around the addresses you input. This is an extremely useful tool.

If you have information regarding current criminal activity of this or any other offender, please call 911 for an emergency.  If you observe this offender engaging in any high risk or inappropriate behavior please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, patrol units by calling 911 or (970) 242-6707. If you have questions or need education handouts please contact Lisa McCammon at (970) 244-3206, or her direct supervisor Sgt. Jeff Byrne at (970) 244-3388.
Most sex crimes are never reported and most offenders are never detected. The greatest risk of sex offense is from people you know. The information provided herein (on the embedded community bulletin) is current and accurate as of the date, but is subject to change.

The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety and protection. Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten or intimidate anyone associated with this notification will not be tolerated. 

This law enforcement agency has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live (however, we absolutely make it public information so citizens can be aware and educate themselves). Unless court restrictions exist, they are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Sex offenders have always lived in our community, but they were not required to notify law enforcement of their residence until registration laws were implemented pursuant to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sex Offender Registration Act of 1994. Law enforcement may now share that information with members of the community, and in the case of sexually violent predators, law enforcement must actively notify citizens. This blog posting is only one means we are getting this information out to citizens of Mesa County.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Autistic Missing Boy *FOUND*

Searching For Missing Autistic Boy

Josiah Wolfe, photo taken December 2013

Mesa County, Colo. -- At 11:30 p.m. Deputies located Josiah Wolfe in a ditch area west of Central High School. He was okay and his family was immediately on their way to him. 

We are very grateful for the amazing community who kept a vigilant eye out for him, called in any tips, spread his photo and word about him on social media, and all the people who searched and offered to search!! A fantastic end to this search. 

*For overnight media inquires on this incident, call the back up PIO agency cell phone.

Previously Posted Tonight: Deputies received a report of a missing 13-year-old boy tonight, after he didn't return home from the end of the school day. Josiah Wolfe attends Grand Mesa Middle School, where he spent today.

He was last seen wearing black 'skinny jeans', a shirt, black in color smoke design jacket with hood, sling style 'DC' back pack, with bright red and black 'And1' shoes.

Josiah is autistic and experiences a variety of anxiety and health concerns. If anyone has seen him or sees him, please call 911 immediately.

Non-Emergency Functions Closed On Monday

Records, Civil Divisions Closed On Monday, President's Day 

Mesa County, Colo. -- Our agency lobby including Records and Civil divisions will be closed in observance of President's Day, on Monday, February 17, 2014. Inmate visitations on Tuesday and Thursday, will not be interrupted because of the closure on Monday.

All agency functions will resume per normal business hours on Tuesday, February 18, at 9 a.m.

Although our main citizen counter services will be closed on Monday, our hardworking and dedicated deputies who patrol the street and work in the Detention Facility will still be hard at work responding to emergencies.

For other updates of emergency events in the area, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #Mesacounty.

Felony Charges For Two

Street Crimes Deputy Arrest Woman With Meth, Patrol Arrests Man After Teen Sick From Marijuana

Tremaine Garcia, 18, of Grand Jct.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday afternoon, a deputy with patrol arrested 18-year-old Tremaine Garcia, at the Racquet Club Apartments after responding to a medical issue with a 14-year-old who self admitted to smoking marijuana with Tremaine earlier in the day at a location in the Redlands, on February 09, 2014. 

Tremaine was arrested without incident and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on two counts of a class 4 Felony, of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The teen who got sick after smoking marijuana was checked out by local paramedics, but it wasn't noted in the deputy's report whether the teen was transported to a local hospital for additional care, or not.
Angela Roberts, 42, of Grand Jct.

Just a few hours later in the afternoon, deputies with the Street Crimes Unit saw a female walking in the area of Ute Avenue and 13th Street, in downtown Grand Junction, whom they recognized as having outstanding warrants. They contacted Angela Roberts, 42, of Grand Junction, and arrested her without incident on the warrants. The deputies located approximately 0.7 grams of methamphetamine in Angela's possession, in addition to drug paraphernalia. 

Angela was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on outstanding warrants stemming from cases generated in 2012 and 2013, a class 4 Felony for possession of a controlled substance (meth), drug paraphernalia and violation of bail bond conditions, which is a class 6 Felony charge.

For updated bond information on any inmate in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System on our agency website. Also, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty for updated information on emergency scenes in our area.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stolen Checks Provide Tip

Suspect Tries To Cash Stolen Checks At Bank

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Friday, just before 11 a.m., a man using a state issued identification card attempted to cash a business check that had previously been reported as stolen (to the Grand Junction Police Department). The astute bank teller, at the Alpine Bank in Clifton, notified deputies that a vehicle in the bank's drive-up had submitted a check for cashing, showing as stolen.
Daniel Bloch, 22 years old
Deputies were able to make contact with the driver and only occupant of the suspect vehicle, where they located what they suspected to be stolen checks, state issued identification documents that didn't match the suspect and suspected methamphetamine and hypodermic needles/drug paraphernalia items.

Daniel Bloch, 22, who didn't provide a home address, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on multiple charges related to criminal possession of a financial device, identity theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and more.

For current bond information or any information on inmates currently in the custody of our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System website. Also, for other updates on emergency scenes across the County, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Colorado Media Inaccurately Reports Escapee From Our Facility

Arvada Suspect Incorrectly Connected To Jail Escape

Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday, Arvada Police (Denver suburb) were called to a scene where they report a Parole Absconder is holding a young teen hostage inside a residential home. A Denver area newspaper self reported the suspect contacted them about 9:20 p.m., February 3, and possibly provided them with his identity and/or claims of criminal history/incidents.

This morning, February 4, our agency became aware that a number of Denver area media outlets were reporting an un-named source who connected the Arvada incident suspect to a jail escape and/or prison escape, reportedly from Mesa County. It is our belief that any charges that originated in Mesa County were brought against the suspect by the Western Region Parole Division, Colorado Department of Corrections. At no time has our agency charged or investigated the Arvada suspect, for anything, and he has never escaped from our jail facility. We have not experienced a jail escape at our facility since 2008.

We are honoring Arvada Police Department by not naming the suspect from their incident. However, various media outlets across the state reported the standoff suspect in Arvada was killed and the teen hostage was released without injury, about 1 p.m., on February 4.

For updates on other incidents across our County, follow us on Twitter @SheriffMesaColo using #GVCopBeat and #MesaCounty.