Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Deputies Stop Crime Spree Across Mesa County

Marlin Rifle

Two Juveniles On Crime Spree, Arrested Yesterday

Mesa County, Colo. -- A diligent witness spotted two teenagers suspected of burglarizing the Kiwanis Club retreat, located atop the Grand Mesa, yesterday morning. Dispatch aired a description of the two males, along with the vehicle they were driving, a handgun in possession of one of the suspects and their last known direction of travel.

Deputies in the Rural Area unit traveled up the Grand Mesa from various access points, ultimately locating the teens on Highway 65, at the DeBeque cutoff. The white SUV they were driving had run out of gas and deputies were able to contact the two males in the immediate area.
Rugar .357 Hangun
Deputies arrested Tyrone Gibson, 17, and Caleb Neil, 16, both of Grand Junction. A Ruger .357 magnum handgun was located under the driver's seat of what turned out to be a stolen white SUV, from Fruita. In the backseat, a Marlin model 917vs 17HMR rifle was located.

Tyrone and Caleb were both charged with two counts of 2nd degree burglary, and one count each of theft, menacing with a deadly weapon, possession of a handgun by a juvenile, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1st degree trespass of an automobile and theft from auto. Due to their past criminal history and current charges, they were both screened into the Grand Mesa Youth Detention Center.

Under Colorado Open Records Act, booking photos of Tyrone and Caleb are not available for public release.