Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SVP Community Notification

Colorado Parole Board Recently Designates SVP 

CPB Delegates Parolee as a Sexually Violent Predator 

By: Katie, Intern 

Mesa County, Colo. -- This public notice is intended to make our community aware that a registered sex offender in our agency's jurisdiction, was recently classified as a sexually violent predator. The Colorado Parole Board has made the decision to classify Mark Pagel, 37, as a Sexually Violent Predator, under State Statue

The term 'sexually violent predator' is a term branded by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, who classifies a convicted sex offender with this additional descriptor. Mark Pagel, of Clifton, has served his sentence in the Colorado Department of Correction prison facilities as ordered by a Judge. He currently is a supervised parolee by Jim Neely, a Colorado Parole officer located in Grand Junction. Jim Neely can be contacted at (970) 255-9126 ext. 4165 or the Grand Junction Parole Office Supervisor is John Oney, who can be reached directly at (970) 255-9126 ext. 4161.

The Colorado Parole Board determined the SVP designation for Mark in March of 2014, for the offense he was convicted of in 2002-- Sex Assault on a Child. For any information or questions regarding Mark Pagel's designation approximately four months after his release from prison, media should contact Colorado Department of Corrections spokesperson, Adrienne Jacobson, at (719) 429-4882/ For public inquires of the Colorado Parole Board, call their office located in Pueblo, at (719) 583-5800, or email the Colorado Parole Board Chairman, Brandon Schaffer, at

In addition, we recommend you watch a 12 minute video that talks about SVP's and all registered sex offenders, resources and other useful information specific to Mesa County. For current information on all registered sex offenders in Mesa County and across Colorado, visit this unified website. Be sure to choose the link to enroll physical addresses and be notified if a registered sex offender or a new registered sex offender moves into a designated area around the addresses you input. This website is an incredibly useful tool, and we encourage all citizens to put it to good use. 

If you have information regarding current criminal activity of this or any other offender, please call 911 for an emergency. If you observe this offender engaging in any high risk or inappropriate behavior, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, patrol units by calling 911 or (970) 242-6707. If you have questions or need education handouts about sex offenders, please contact Lisa McCammon at (970) 244-3206/, or her direct supervisor Sgt. Jeff Byrne at (970) 244-3388/ To view the community bulletins on all SVPs registered with our agency, click here.

Most sex crimes are never reported and most offenders are never detected. The greatest risk of a sex offense is from people you know. The information provided herein is current and accurate as of the date, but is subject to change. 

The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety and protection. Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten or intimidate anyone associated with this notification will not be tolerated. 

This law enforcement agency has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. We seek to provide the public with this information so they can be aware and educate themselves. Unless court restrictions exist, they are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Sex offenders have always lived in our community, but they were not required to notify law enforcement of their residence until registration laws were implemented pursuant to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sex Offender Registration Act of 1994. Law enforcement may now share that information with members of the community, and in the case of sexually violent predators, law enforcement must actively notify citizens. This blog posting is only one means we are getting this information out to citizens of Mesa County.