Thursday, January 24, 2019

Information sought on attempted armed robbery

Suspect's Vehicle
MESA COUNTY, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect and a potential witness to an attempted armed robbery.

The evening of January 17th, a 22-year-old female was attempting to purchase a vehicle advertised on Facebook Marketplace when an attempted armed robbery occurred.

The victim arrived at the agreed upon location, the car wash at 3242 F Road, just before 9:00 pm. Surveillance video shows the victim waiting in her dark colored SUV when a person walking approaches. The victim reported the person pointed at gun at her through the window. She immediately drove away and reported the incident to deputies.

Another angle of surveillance video shows the suspect exit from the passenger side of a white sedan before the attempted robbery. Then the suspect returns to that same car as it drives off.

Investigators are seeking information about the driver and passenger in the white sedan believed to be involved in this crime.

Potential Witness Vehicle
During the time of the incident, a truck with a utility bed was in a bay being washed and can be seen leaving in surveillance video a short time later. Investigators would like to speak with that person to determine if they witnessed anything that could assist the investigation.

If you have information about this case please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707. You can also make an anonymous report through Mesa County Crime Stoppers by calling 241- STOP.

Online sales sites like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, etc are useful tools to buy and sell items. But Buyer Beware. If an offer is too good to be true, it probably is. Do your research and if you do decide to go ahead with the transaction agree to meet in a neutral location that is well lit with plenty of people around.

The Grand Junction Police Department does offer designated parking spaces for these types of exchanges. Learn more about the Safe to Exchange Zone.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Suspected drunk driver arrested after hitting two patrol cars

Victor Reyes-Lomeli, 43
MCSO Photo
MESA COUNTY, Colo – At approximately 6:30 Monday evening, Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a possible drunk driver swerving in the road while going east on River Road near Railroad Blvd. The report matched the description and location of a vehicle that moments prior had almost struck a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle driving the opposite way.

The deputy in the area, made a U-turn and began attempting to stop the vehicle before a serious accident could occur. The Volkswagen Bug did not stop, turned down a private drive near 23 road and began ramming a locked gate. After causing about $200 of damage, the car turned around, hit the patrol vehicle and took off on River Road at a slow rate of speed.

The deputy pursued the vehicle still swerving in opposing lanes of traffic when a second deputy arrived to assist. The vehicle crossed the centerline and hit the second patrol vehicle. It then continued on Riverside Parkway eventually coming to a stop about 50 yards away near 24 Road.

Deputies successfully pinned the vehicle so it couldn’t drive off again. The driver, identified as 43-year-old Victor Reyes-Lomeli, was arrested and is facing the following charges:
  • 2 Counts of Criminal Attempt of Vehicular Assault while under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (Class 5 Felony) 
  • Reckless Endangerment (Class 3 Misdemeanor) 
  • Criminal Mischief, less than $300 (Class 3 Misdemeanor) 
  • DUI- Drove Vehicle under the Influence 
  • Vehicular Eluding (Class 5 Felony) 
The Grand Junction Police Department and Colorado State Patrol also assisted with this incident. No one was injured.

Reyes-Lomeli is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts on anyone in our facility visit our website.

Suspect a drunk driver? Call 911!! Your call can save lives.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Two Arrested in 1/12/19 kidnapping case

  On 1/12/19 just after 1 pm deputies were dispatched to a Clifton home for a report of a 16 month old girl who was taken from the home.  Initial reports indicated that Azealiea Campbell was taken by Lydia Campbell (DOB 1-4-93) who left the child’s home in a white Acura. As there was no belief that the child was in danger of being hurt an Amber Alert was not posted. Authorities enlisted the public’s assistance in watching out for Lydia, Azealiea, or the vehicle and at approximately 3:30 pm they were located on 32 Road in Clifton.
Lydia and her younger sister Madelyn Campbell (DOB 9-2-00)  were each arrested on charges of 2nd degree kidnapping(F4,) violation of a custody order (F5,) 2nd degree burglary (F3,) and misdemeanor child abuse. They are both being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility pending their first appearance on Monday 1/14/19.
Lydia Cambell
 Madelyn Campbell

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Missing Clifton Child

***UPDATE**** 1/12/19 @ 3:36 pm
Azealiea has been found and returned home safely. Thank you to the public for your help finding her!

Original: 1/12/19
 The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing child.
Shortly after 1 pm today, 16 month old Azealiea Campbell was taken from her home by Lydia Campbell (DOB 1-4-93.)  Lydia and Azealiea were last seen in a white Acura passenger car near F Road and Holland Street in Clifton. Azealiea was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt, dark pants and a pink vest. At this time there is no reason to believe that Azealiea is in danger, we just want to return her home. If you have information on Lydia and Azealiea ‘s whereabouts, please contact 911 or (970) 241-STOP(7867)
 Azealiea Campbell
 Lydia Campbell

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Collbran Man Arrested after Overnight Shooting

Collbran Man Arrested After Overnight Shooting

Mesa County, Colo: On January 5, 2019, at approximately 7:56 pm, Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting at 513 Glenarm Avenue #5, in the town of Collbran. When deputies arrived they found an adult female deceased inside. 

Adam Boggie, age 36
MCSO Photo 1-6-19
After developing information on a suspect, an attempt to locate was issued for Adam Trevor Boggie, age 36, of Collbran. Mr. Boggie was located and arrested without incident on  I-70, Mile Marker 87 by Garfield County Law Enforcement at approximately 9:00 pm.  

Mr. Boggie was transported to the Mesa County Detention Facility, where he is being held on Murder in the Second Degree charges. No bond has been set for Mr. Boggie. 

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Investigators will work with the Mesa County Coroner to positively identify the victim and to determine the cause and manner of death.  

Please note: A previous version spelled Adam Trevor Boggie's name incorrectly.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Mesa County Investigators Seeking Information on Shooting

MCSO Investigators Seeking Information on Shooting

Mesa County, COLO: Mesa County Sheriff's Office Investigators are seeking information on a shooting that occurred during the evening of January 3, 2019. At approximately 7:14 pm, MCSO deputies took a report from a 37-year-old Hispanic male who reported he had been shot, receiving non-life-threatening injuries, by a passing vehicle while walking between the 500 block of Placer Street and the intersection of 30 Road and North Avenue. If anyone saw anything suspicious around that location and time or have any other information about this incident, please contact the MCSO TipLine at 970 244-3526.