Monday, January 11, 2016

Two Arrested after Two Month Crime Spree

Brandon Lofland, 27
MCSO Photo: 01/11/16

Two Arrested on Multiple Charges

Mesa County, Colo --  For two months, Brandon Lofland and Miranda Clinton, both of Grand Junction, are suspected of traveled around the Western Slope and neighboring states writing checks they obtained during a residential burglary.

In mid November, the residence at 544 Greenwood Drive, Grand Junction, was broken into and unbeknownst to the residents a book of checks were stolen. The residents did not realize the checks had been taken until their bank notified them of several suspicious checks being cashed.

The residents contacted law enforcement on December 22, 2015 and reported the stolen checks and the suspected forgery.

Miranda Clinton, 21
MCSO Photo: 01/11/16
The investigation showed that over the past two months, Lofland and Clinton had been travelling  throughout Mesa and Garfield Counties and in the state of Idaho forging multiple checks in excess of $3,000.00.

A no bond warrant was issued on January 8, 2016, for Lofland and Clinton for 2nd Degree Burglary, three counts of Theft, Conspiracy, Identity Theft, Criminal Possession of a Financial Transaction Device and Driving with License Cancelled/Denied.

Patrol Deputies contacted both on a traffic stop in Grand Junction and they were arrested without incident. Both remain in custody at the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System, webpage.