Monday, July 15, 2019

Update: Grand Junction man arrested, related to June OIS

Spencer Shanley, 29
MCSO Photo 7-13-19


MESA COUNTY, Colo – The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team made an arrest related to the incident that occurred on June 14, 2019.

Spencer Shanley, 29, of Grand Junction was released from the hospital over the weekend and was taken into custody.

Shanley was arrested on the following charges:
  • 2 Counts of Criminal Attempt of Second Degree Murder (Class 3 Felony)
  • 2 Counts of First Degree Assault (Class 3 Felony)
  • 2 Counts of Felony Menacing (Class 5 Felony)
  • 1 Count of Prohibited Use of a Weapon (Class 2 Misdemeanor)
Shanley is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on a No Bond Hold until First Appearance. For updated bond amounts visit our website.

This investigation is ongoing.


Previous Release:
6/14/19
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CIRT activated to investigate officer-involved shooting 

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal male with a gun outside a residence in the 2400 block of Jack Creek Road.

When officers arrived, the 29-year-old male was found walking eastbound on Jack Creek Road with a handgun. A confrontation occurred between the male and officers on scene and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital via ambulance and is currently being treated for his injuries. No officers were injured.

As with all officer involved shootings in Mesa County, the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team, comprised of representatives of the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Fruita Police Department, Palisade Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Colorado State Parole, and Colorado Bureau of Investigation, is responsible for the investigation of this incident.

Law enforcement continues to process the scene of this incident for additional evidence. Residents in the area may see an increased presence of law enforcement personnel over the next several hours.

Members of the Critical Incident Response Team will conduct interviews of all witnesses and involved persons in this case over the coming days. Additional details will be released as appropriate, with sensitivity to the ongoing investigation.

The Grand Junction Police Department will be responsible for releasing the names of the involved officers. As per their agency’s policy, the officers will be placed on administrative leave.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Update: Found Safe


Shiann Moore, 27
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30 am UPDATE: Shiann Moore and her three children were found safe. They were found in Evans, CO after a citizen recognized them from the statewide Endangered Missing Person Alert and news coverage.
Officers with the Evans Police Department made contact with Shiann Moore, 27, Lillie Faries, 10, Timothy Pearce, 7, and Sabrina Pearce, 10 months. They are safe and in good health.

Thank you to CBI, Frutia Police Department, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (AZ), Evans Police Department and Mesa County Department of Human Services for their assistance with this case.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank everyone who shared the missing person’s alert on social media and those who called in tips.

No more information is expected to be released.


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6:00 pm UPDATE: An Endangered Missing Person Alert has been issued through CBI for Shiann Moore, 27, Lillie Faries, 10, Timothy Pearce, 7, and Sabrina Pearce, 10 months. The children are believed to be traveling with their mother, Shiann Moore, of Clifton in a 2001 silver Pontiac Grand Prix with a Colorado license plate GOA169.  They were last seen Saturday evening at a residence on E. Carolina Ave, in Fruita. Investigators with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office would like to make sure they are safe. If seen, please call (970) 242-6707 or call 911.
Lillie Faries, 10
Timothy Pearce, 7

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MESA COUNTY, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to determine the whereabouts of a Clifton woman and her three children to determine their well-being.

Shiann Moore, 27, of Clifton is believed to be with her three children, Lillie Faries,10, Timothy Pearce, 7, and Sabrina Pearce 10 months.

They were reported missing last night by family who have not heard from them in several days. They were last seen Saturday evening at a residence on E. Carolina Ave, in Fruita. They are believed to be traveling in a 2001 silver Pontiac Grand Prix with a Colorado license plate GOA169.
Shiann holding Sabrina

Investigators do not have anything to indicate the family is in immediate danger, but would like to verify Moore and her children are safe.

Sabrina Pearce, 10 months 
Shiann Moore is described as a white female, 27 years old, 4’11, 125 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. It is possible she could have a different hair color.

Lillie Faries, 10, is described as a white female, 4’0, 60 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Timothy Pearce is a 7-year-old boy, Sabrina Pearce is a 10-month-old girl.

If seen, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707 or call 911.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Man rescued from fall at Potholes




MESA COUNTY, Colo - A 36-year-old male was rescued from Potholes near Glade Park yesterday. At approximately 5:30 pm Friday, July 5th, we received reports of a male had fallen 25-30 feet into a rock crevice.

Glade Park Fire Department, Grand Junction Fire Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa County Search and Rescue, Technical Rescue Team, and CareFlight responded to the remote area.

The Mesa County Technical Rescue Team and Grand Junction Fire Department Rescue Team used ropes to reach the injured man, then hoisted him back up the cliffside. It took several hours to complete the very technical rescue.

The man was transported to the hospital via CareFlight with major injuries, but was conscious and breathing.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the accident. We want to remind everyone choosing to recreate outdoors to do so sober.