Friday, August 21, 2015

Weekly Arrest Wrap-ups

A Stolen Corvette, Rape, Warrants & DV Top This 

Week's Arrest Wrap-ups

Chase Wheeler, 18
MCSO Photo/Aug 2015
Mesa County, Colo. -- The blue Corvette Stingray was reported missing five days prior to deputies locating it Wednesday evening, from the 200 block of Huffer Ln., Grand Junction. Video surveillance from the area where the car was stolen showed a dark haired male and a light haired male in the immediate area when the car was taken from the owner's residence.

The driver and passenger of the stolen car were Chase Wheeler, 18 and Peter Hamby, 21, both Grand Junction,  respectively, when deputies contacted them in Orchard Mesa and conducted a traffic stop just before 7 p.m.

Peter Hamby, 21
MCSO Photo/Aug 2015
Chase was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on first degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, second degree burglary, criminal mischief and displaying fictitious license plates. He was released from jail on a $10,000 PR bond and is scheduled to appear in court on September 1, at 8 a.m.

Peter was arrested on outstanding warrants, and was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on first degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, second degree burglary and criminal mischief. He has been released from jail after posting a $175.00 cash/surety bond and a $10,000 PR bond. His next court date is September 1, at 8 a.m.

In a separate case, transport deputies brought Robert Ortego, 50, from a Canon City prison back to our facility after CBI matched his DNA to swabs taken from a suspected victim of sexual assault. The incident is believed to have occurred at Robert's then home near 29 and D Roads, in Grand Junction.
Robert Ortego, 50
MCSO Photo/Aug 2015

Robert is being charged with a class 3 felony of sexual assault. He is currently serving a 5 year prison sentence on an unrelated case, which began in January 2015. Because he is a current Department of Correction inmate, he is not eligible for bond while in our facility.

Deputies have been looking for the man riding the orange rimmed bicycle in the Clifton area, known as Paul Henderson, 25, of Clifton. Yesterday, around 5:15 p.m., they saw him in the area of 32 and D 1/4 Roads, and arrested him after a short foot chase.

Paul Henderson, 25
MCSO Photo/Aug 2015
He was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on four outstanding warrants, in addition to charges related to retaliation against a witness/victim, criminal mischief and domestic violence. Three separate deputies had individual open cases against Paul at the time of his arrest, and he had in his possession multiple items believed to have been stolen (connected to open cases). Total value of the suspected stolen property was nearly $1,000.00.

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