Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MCSO Recent Incidents & Arrests

Top Recaps: Stolen Vehicle On Fire, Child Abuse Arrest 

MCSO Photo: LVFD on-scene of vehicle on fire along I-70.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday night was the last time Grand Junction owners of an SUV saw their vehicle before deputies told them it was located near mile marker 4 along Interstate 70. The SUV was reported to be on fire on the shoulder of the road just before 1 a.m., on June 23.

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 
Brandon had previously been contacted by other law enforcement agencies twice within the last 24 hours, to include receiving a shoplifting summons around 1:30p.m., on June 22. Brandon was uncooperative during the booking process into the Mesa County Detention Facility, thus an updated booking photo is currently not available.

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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