Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Deputies Respond To Domestic Violence Threat

MCSO Negotiators working on-scene tonight.

Welfare Check By Deputies Ends With Wanted Suspect Arrested, Following Standoff With SWAT

Mesa County, Colo. -- Patrol deputies responded to 2915 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction, just before 3 p.m. today, on a welfare check to an adult female and child inside an apartment in the complex. Dispatch had been notified of a possible domestic dispute erupting in the residence, but when deputies arrived on scene no one would answer the door.

Multiple attempts were made to contact the adults inside the residence, to include deputies hearing angry voices inside, and having other family members attempt to make contact with the adult female and male. Information continued to come in to deputies that the adults and a child, under the age of two, was inside the apartment.

Grand Junction Fire Department was on standby, in case
an immediate and emergent response was needed.

Eventually, the agency's Negotiation Team and SWAT Team were called to respond to the situation. Multiple apartments in the immediate area of the suspect's residence were evacuated for safety.

The suspect was identified as Pablo A. Chairez, Jr., 22, of Grand Junction, who had three outstanding warrants for his arrest related to prior domestic violence incidents. Just before 8 p.m., members of the agency's SWAT Team, along with the Grand Junction Police Department's SWAT Team, entered the residence, detaining and then arresting Chairez, and ensuring the adult female and child were safe.

Pablo A. Chairez, Jr.
MCSO Photo: Jan. 2016

Pablo A. Chairez, Jr., 22
MCSO Photo: May 2015
Chairez will be booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the outstanding warrants, and deputies will review the incident to determine if additional charges will be filed related to today's incident. For updated charges and bond information on any inmate currently in our jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage. Please note, the booking process takes several hours and updates on Chairez in our system won't be immediately available.

January 13, 2016, Update -- No additional charges were filed against Chairez in association with this incident. He was booked into jail on the outstanding warrants and his updated booking photo has been posted here.