Wednesday, February 21, 2018

No Evidence of Threat to Local Schools

Mesa County, Colo. - Over the past several days, the Mesa County Sheriff's Office has been made aware of potential threats made on social media, against several schools in the Grand Valley. School Resource Officers, working with District 51 Security, have investigated the potential threats and concluded that although a threat had been made, it was not a school in Mesa County. It was not until the initial threat was circulated amongst District 51 students that local schools were mentioned.

All local law enforcement agencies take any threat against a school or students very seriously and will do everything within their legal authority to investigate the threat fully. School Resource Officers will continue to monitor social media for any threats or mention of threats. Students and parents are reminded any concerns or possible threat can be reported directly to your local law enforcement agency or anonymously at Safe2Tell. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo -  This week Crime Stoppers needs your help to locate the persons involved in criminal activity.

Sometime between January 11-13th, two personal checks were stolen from a residential mailbox in the 2700 block of F ½ Road. About 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13th, an unknown female entered Alpine National Bank and attempted to cash one of the personal checks which had been altered.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the persons 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

GJPD# 2018-3761

Sunday, February 11, 2018

UPDATE 7:25 pm: MCSO Investigating Death

MESA COUNTY, COLO. - At 9:25 am, Deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to 532 Placer Drive in reference to an assault. When Deputies arrived they found a 30-year-old Hispanic male deceased.  Investigators are currently working to identify the cause of the death. The Sheriff's Office is currently not looking for anyone else related to the incident.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

UPDATE: 02/11/18 @ 7:25 pm: Mesa County Sheriff's Investigators have arrested Elias Trevino Hernandez, age 31, of Grand Junction, in connection with the fatal assault which occurred at 532 Placer Street. Hernandez is being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility, on a no bond warrant, for the following charges:

Elias Trevino Hernandez, 31
MCSO Photo July 20, 2017
First Degree Murder - a Class 1 Felony
Second Degree Murder - a Class 2 Felony
First Degree Assault - a Class 3 Felony
First Degree Burglary - a Class 3 Felony

Hernandez is being held on an additional three felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant, not associated with this case.

Additional information on this case will be released as it becomes available.