Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekend Round-Up Of Patrol Activities

Weekend Round-Up

Deputy Orr (L) and a Mesa County
Search & Rescue Water Team volunteer (R)

Deputies Recovered Body From Canal, SARC Assisted With Medical Call & 9 Domestic Violence Jail Bookings

Mesa County, Colo. -- Shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a canal with a reported adult male body caught in debris trap near 14 and P Roads, Loma. The body was found by a canal employee driving the access road.

The Mesa County Deputy Coroner responded to the scene and assisted in removing the body from the canal. As is standard in unattended death investigations, it is the Coroner's responsibility to determine cause and manner of death, along with the identity of the person. Once that is complete, next of kin will be notified.

The male does not match any current missing person reports established with our agency. This case will remain active, open and on-going.

Mesa County Search & Rescue members along with deputies, Lower Valley Fire Department members and Colorado National Park rangers responded to an injured hiker who fell about 30 feet at the base of Independence Monument. This location is inside the Colorado National Monument and occurred on the night of Friday, May 8. 

The patient was rescued, removed from the Monument, and deputies and Search & Rescue members were then demobilized. The rain and weather were their biggest challenge that night.

All law enforcement in Mesa County booked suspects into the Mesa County Detention Facility. From Friday through Sunday, nine bookings were on domestic violence related charges. For local resources, visit the Mesa County Domestic Violence Task Force Facebook page.