Monday, August 6, 2018

Arrest made in Orchard Mesa Shooting

MESA COUNTY, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a juvenile Friday for charges relating to the drive-by shooting in Orchard Mesa.

Around 3:00 the morning of July 30th, residents reported hearing gunshots in the area of Unaweep and 28 1/2 Road. Deputies found a home on Dartmouth Lane with bullet holes. No injuries were reported.

Deputies arrested a juvenile for the following charges:
  • 3 counts of Felony Menacing (Class 5 Felony)
  • 4 counts of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm (Class 5 Felony)
  • 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment (Class 3 Misdemeanor) 
  • 1 count of Criminal Mischief (Class 2 Misdemeanor)
  • 1 count of Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile
The juvenile was booked into the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) facility in Grand Junction.

The case remains under investigation.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

MCSO Investigates shooting

MESA COUNTY, Colo – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Saturday morning.

Around 5:00 am, deputies responded to a report of a shooting on the 450 block of Countryside Lane.

Deputies located a house with multiple gunshots to the garage area. An 18-year-old male inside of the home was injured. He was taken to a local hospital by private vehicle prior to the arrival of deputies. The male sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body, and while a serious injury, not considered life threatening at this time.

Investigators continue to collect evidence related to this crime and interview witnesses. Countryside Lane at D ½ Road remains closed while deputies investigate.

At this point of the investigation, authorities believe this to be an isolated incident.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - The Grand Junction Police Department needs your help to identify and locate a theft suspect.

Just after 5: 30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th, the victim left her black leather wallet at the customer service counter at Walmart located at 2881 North Avenue. A credit card from the stolen wallet was used by a male subject at Maverik gas station on Patterson Rd.

Security cameras captured a White or possibly Hispanic male with dark hair wearing a plaid black and white long sleeve shirt with jeans. The suspect was last seen leaving in a silver Dodge Ram truck.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information, see us at www.241stop.com.

GJPD# 2018-26775

Monday, July 30, 2018

Inmate Found Unresponsive

Update: The Mesa County Coroner's Office has identified the inmate found unresponsive in his jail cell in the Mesa County Detention Facility Friday as 39-year-old Carlos Lopez-Martinez. According to the Coroner's Office his cause of death was hanging and the manner of death was suicide.

7/27/2018 Previous:

MESA COUNTY, Colo – At approximately 11:40 this morning a male inmate in the Mesa County Detention Facility was found unresponsive in his cell by staff during routine security checks. Deputies and nursing staff immediately rendered aid and performed CPR. Emergency medical services (EMS) were also dispatched.

Multiple attempts at resuscitation by jail staff and EMS personnel were unsuccessful. He was later pronounced deceased.

At this time, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Mesa County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death. The Coroner’s Office will also release the inmate’s identity after next of kin has been notified.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Do you know who this is?

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo -  The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect believed to have stolen American Flags from residences in Orchard Mesa overnight Thursday. 

This morning deputies took a report of USA flags stolen from three different homes on the 2800 block of Newport Cir. The flags had been mounted on the side of the homes on a flag pole. 

One home's surveillance video captured an image of a male carrying a flag down the street at 1:45 a.m. Friday morning. He is described as a white male, about twenty years of age, average height (5’5’ to 6’), and thin build. The male was last seen wearing shorts and a cutoff shirt.

If you have information about this case or know who the person in the photo is, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 242-6707 or Mesa County Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP (7867).  Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.

#MCSO 18-24160

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the week




GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - The Grand Junction Police Department needs your help to identify and locate a theft suspect.

About 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 24th at the Self-Checkout register in City Market, located at 630 24 Road, an unidentified male suspect took the victim’s wallet that was left on top of the register. Security cameras captured a white male in his mid-20’s with brown hair wearing plaid Bermuda shorts and a printed black t-shirt. The surveillance photo of the suspect and the white female with green hair he was traveling with can be viewed at www.241stop.com.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information, see us at www.241stop.com.

GJPD# 2018-36368

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Technical Rescue Team to Climb Independence Monument

Technical Rescue Team to Climb Independence Monument

Mesa County, Colo: For the 28th consecutive year, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Technical Rescue Team will climb Independence Monument, on July 4th, to raise an American flag in recognition of the birth of our nation. 

This year a total of 15 climbers, ten team members and five guest climbers (four of which are military veterans) will scale the monument. The climbers will begin their hike at 6:00 am, are expected to begin their ascent of the Monument at 7:00 am and will be raising the flag between 10:30 and 11:00 am. 

The climb is sponsored by Summit Ridge Guides, LLC and Rocky Mt. Orthopaedics, who will provide the equipment and logistics. All donated proceeds will go Search and Rescue Control, Inc. for the purchase of equipment and future training. 

 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Scam Targeting Sex Offenders


Scam Targeting Sex Offenders

MESA COUNTY, COLO:   A new scam that is targeting registered sex offenders has been reported to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. The scam involves individuals calling the sex offender and informing them they have a warrant for their arrest. Although similar to previous scams, this particular scam goes on to tell the offender that if they pay a specific amount of money, they can be removed from the county and state registry.

Be aware of the scam and know law enforcement agencies will not call to inform you of an active warrant, law enforcement will not request you pay a fine or for a warrant over the telephone, and the only entity that can legally remove someone from the sex offender registry is the courts.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Overall stats for Country Jam 2018

MESA COUNTY, Colo - The following statistics are from all four days of Country Jam 2018

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Colorado State Liquor Enforcement Officers patrolled the four-day festival and made 158 arrests: 158 summons were issued for alcohol violations.

A full breakdown of the underage liquor infractions are listed below.

 Country Jam Stats                                    
2018
2017
 2016
Total                     
 158
186
182
                                                              

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses                          
 149
179
155  
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor      
 6
8
14
Fake ID                                           
 8
4
10
False reporting        
 2
4
1
Possession of another’s ID                               
 1
1
0
Possession of Marijuana
 0
1
0
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 0
1
0
Resisting Arrest           
 0
1
0
Obstruction                   
 1
0
1
Assault on a peace officer                                 
 0
0
1
Attempt to purchase Alcohol                         
 0
0
2
Disorderly conduct           
 0
0
1
Warrant
 1
0
0

Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies also made several arrests during the four-day festival and responded to reports of involving intoxicated subjects, two reports of sexual assault, a golf cart crash (no injuries), a fight, vandalism, hit and run (staff parking lot, no injuries), domestic violence, a report of a stolen gun (from a vehicle at the public parking lot), and a stolen car (keys left in vehicle).

Deputies also responded to a report of a 37-year-old male with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital and is expected to be OK. The case is still under investigation. Click here for more information. (Note, in previous press releases his age was reported incorrectly. He is 37, not 30.)

Country Jam Stats Day 4 June 17, 2018

MESA COUNTY, Colo - The following statistics are from Day 4 of Country Jam 2018.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Colorado State Liquor Enforcement Officers were out patrolling the festival Sunday and made 31 arrests: 31 summons were issued.

A full breakdown of the underage liquor infractions are listed below.

Country Jam Day 4 Stats
2018
2017
2016
Total
31
34
37

At Festival:                                        

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses      
14
15
16
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor        
0
3
4
Fake ID                     
5
1
1
Disorderly Conduct
0
0
1
Attempt to purchase Alcohol                          
0
0
1

At Campground:

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses                
16
17
18
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor                               
0
0
1
Fake ID                                      
0
0
1
False Reporting
1
0
1
Obstructing a peace officer                            
0
0
1




At Parking Lot:



Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses      
1
0
0


Mesa County Sheriff Deputies also responded to a several calls at the festival involving intoxicated subjects, a report of a stolen gun (stolen from a vehicle at public parking), and a stolen car (keys left in vehicle).