Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Clifton man arrested on multiple counts of sex crimes on a child

Roman Cruz Lopez, 29
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MESA COUNTY, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies took Roman Cruz Lopez, 29, of Clifton into custody Tuesday after a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

Lopez faces the following charges:
  • 2 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child as part of a Pattern of Abuse (Class 3 Felony)
  • 9 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust, Pattern of Abuse (Class 3 Felony)
The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred between April 2018 and May 2019 involving a juvenile victim.

Lopez is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts visit the Inmate Locator System on our website.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Update: Arrest made in Tuesday stabbing

Santiago Gabriel Martinez, 40
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MESA COUNTY, Colo - Mesa County Sheriff's Investigators have made an arrest in connection with Tuesday morning's stabbing that occurred at a residence on the 3600 block of E ¼ Road.

Santiago Gabriel Martinez, age 40, has been arrested for the following charges:
  • 2 counts of Assault in the First Degree (Class 3 Felony)
  • 3 counts of Menacing (Class 5 Felony)
Martinez is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts visit our Inmate Locator system on our website.

The two adult male victims, ages 28 and 33, remain hospitalized.

This case is still actively under investigation.

For the previous press release on this case, click here. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Two injured in morning assault

MESA COUNTY, Colo – Tuesday, at approximately 7:15 in the morning Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault on the 3600 block of E ¼ Road. The Palisade Police department, De Beque Marshal’s Office, and East Orchard Mesa Fire Department also responded.

Two adult males, ages 28 and 33, were transported to St. Mary’s hospital with serious but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

One person was detained at the scene. There are no outstanding suspects. This is believed to be an isolated incident.

Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses as well as collecting evidence and processing the scene.

This remains an ongoing and active investigation.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating agency for this incident.