Top Recaps: Stolen Vehicle On Fire, Child Abuse Arrest
|MCSO Photo: LVFD on-scene of vehicle on fire along I-70.|
Lower Valley Fire Department and Colorado State Patrol assisted deputies in securing the scene, keeping traffic flowing and extinguishing the fire. Deputies have an active investigation open into the auto theft and cause of the fire.
Earlier in the day yesterday, a passerby driving in the area of D 1/2 and Morning Dove Roads, around 6:30 p.m., found two young children walking alone. Deputies later identified the children and the residence where they had come from. Brandon Pecha, 22, of Grand Junction, was arrested on three counts of child abuse at a home on Hummingbird Court, in Grand Junction. Deputies found Brandon initially unresponsive to their voices, where he appeared to be passed out in the living room area, with a semi-automatic handgun next to him.
|Brandon Pecha, 22, of GJ|
March 2015 MCSO Photo
Deputies previously arrested Brandon on March 3, 2015, for violation of a protection order; April 2, 2014, for criminal mischief and first degree criminal trespassing; and Grand Junction Police Department officers arrested him on June 13, 2013, on a failure to appear in court warrant.
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