Friday, July 24, 2015

Early Morning Stabbing Under Investigation, UPDATE

Juveniles Arrested For Early Morning Stabbing Incident

Update Provided July 31, 2015--

Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday at 8:26 p.m., deputies arrested Uriel A. Busani, 17, of Grand Junction on the same charges listed below in connection to burglary, assault, vehicular eluding and criminal mischief. Uriel was wanted in connection to his suspected involvement in the same burglary and assault case from last week, in Clifton.

Due to the nature of the felony charges, Uriel was screened into the Grand Mesa Youth Detention Facility.

Under Colorado Open Records Act, a booking photo of Uriel is not available for public release.

Previously Released on July 24, 2015--

Mesa County, Colo. -- Just before 2 :30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Coronado Way, Clifton, on a report of an assault and burglary. Deputies located a female, age 17, who had a puncture wound to her right arm. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Her injury was not considered life threatening.

Through the course of investigation, deputies located two suspects from the burglary and assault incident in the 200 block of Linden Avenue, in Grand Junction. Alejandro Ortiz-Agustin, 17, and Oscar Geronimo Vasquez, 17, both of Grand Junction, were screened into the Grand Mesa Youth Detention Center on the following charges.

Oscar and Alejandro were charged with:

  • First degree burglary, class 3 felony
  • Second degree assault, class 4 felony
  • Vehicular Eluding, class 5 felony
  • Criminal mischief, misdemeanor
  • Consumption of alcohol, petty offense
A diligent citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in her backyard, in downtown Grand Junction this morning, leading investigators to the (suspected) car used to arrive and leave the Coronado scene. That vehicle was towed to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office impound lot and booked as evidence in this case.

Further updates will be provided as they are available. This case remains active and on-going.

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