Wednesday, June 28, 2017

UPDATE: In custody

UPDATE: Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Rodion Hightower, 21, on theft related charges after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Hightower is facing two counts of First Degree Criminal Trespass of an Auto (Class 6 Felony), one count of Identity Theft Fraud (Class 4 Felony), Theft $300-750 from a Motor Vehicle (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Unauthorized use of a Financial Transaction Device (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of two or more Financial Transaction Devices (Class 6 Felony), Theft $50-$300 from Motor Vehicle (Class 3 Misdemeanor), Theft less than $50 from Motor Vehicle.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office thanks the public for their help identifying this suspect.

Hightower is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts on any inmate currently in our jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Previous release:

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect believed to have stolen credit cards from a car in Orchard Mesa.

Credit cards and an undisclosed amount of cash were stolen out of a SUV near the 2800 block of Monroe Lane sometime during between Friday night and Saturday morning.

The suspect is believed to have used the credit cards at Walmart on North Ave. His imagine was captured on video.

The suspect is described as male last seen wearing a black sweater with the lettering "Dazed."

If you recognize this suspect or have any information about this case please call the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at  (970) 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP. Crime Stoppers also allows you to submit tips online at as well as through text. Text your tip to CRIMES (274637) and start your message with “241STOP.” Crime Stoppers tips remain anonymous and you could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.