Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Inmate facing attempted murder charge for attacking another inmate

David Castro, 32
MCSO Photo 4-22-18
MESA COUNTY, Colo – An inmate is facing new charges today stemming from an incident that occurred in the Mesa County Detention Facility.

David Castro, 32, of Clifton is accused of stabbing another inmate with an improvised weapon on June 13, 2019 at approximately 4:00 in the afternoon.

The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. He has since been released and is back in the Mesa County Detention Facility.

Castro is facing the following charges:
  • Criminal Attempt of 1st Degree Murder (Class 2 Felony)
  • 1st Degree Assault (Class 3 Felony)
  • Felony Menacing (Class 5 Felony)
The case is still under investigation.

Castro is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on a No Bond Hold until First Appearance in Court. For updated bond amounts visits our website.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Overall stats for Country Jam 2019


MESA COUNTY, Colo - The following statistics are from all four days of  Country Jam 2019

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Colorado State Liquor Enforcement Officers patrolled the four-day festival and made 157 arrests: 157 summons were issued for alcohol violations.

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

 Country Jam Stats                                    
2019
2018
 2017
Total                     
157
158
186
                                                              

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses                          
139
149
 179
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor      
7
6
8
Fake ID                                           
29
8
4
False reporting        
5
2
4
Possession of another’s ID                               
1
1
1
Criminal Impersonation
1
0
0
Possession of Marijuana
0
0
1
Obstruction of a peace officer                                 
1
1
0
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
0
0
1
Resisting Arrest           
0
0
1
Warrant             
0
1
0

Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies also made seven arrests during the four-day festival. Charges included Domestic Violence, Harassment Strikes Shoves Kicks (Class 3 Misdemeanor), Restraining Order Violation, Possession of a Schedule I/II Substance (Cocaine) (Class 4 Drug Felony, Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer (Class 4 Felony), Criminal Impersonation (Class 6 Felony), Resisting Arrest (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Obstructing Peace Officer (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Possessed Fictitious Driver’s License as well as Child Abuse (Class 2 Misdemeanor).

Deputies also responded to several calls of intoxicated subjects, fights, and a reports of people selling counterfeiting merchandise resulting in several people being removed from Country Jam grounds. 
During the 4-day festival Lower Valley Fire Protection District treated 213 total patients on site with 9 transports to the hospital. Treatments included allergic reactions, alcohol intoxications, cardiac, dehydration, respiratory, and trauma. Traumas include care for injuries, burns, lacerations, wound care, and orthopedic injuries.

Colorado State Patrol made two DUI arrests and issued 6 tickets for failure to yield to emergency vehicles.  During the 4-day festival there were zero DUI related crashes, a first in recent memory!

Remember, MOVE OVER into the left lane and slow down for emergency vehicles stopped on the roadside, it’s the law.

County Jam Stats Day 4, June 16, 2019


MESA COUNTY, Colo - The following statistics are from Day 4 of Country Jam 2019.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Colorado State Liquor Enforcement Officers were out patrolling the festival Sunday and made 33 arrests: 33 summons were issued.

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

Country Jam Day 4 Stats
2019
2018
2017
Total
33
31
34

At Festival:                                        

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses      
5
14
15
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor        
0
0
3
Fake ID                     
2
5
1
At Campground:

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses                
6
16
17
False Reporting
0
1
0
At Parking lot:



Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses                
21
1
0

*Total charges are higher than total tickets issued as some tickets included more than one charge (i.e. MIP & Fake ID)

Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies also responded to several calls including intoxicated subjects, fights, and a reports of people selling counterfeiting merchandise resulting in several people being removed from Country Jam grounds. 

William Sexton, 31, and Janel Sexton, 20, of Broomfield were issued a summons for Child Abuse (Class 2 Misdemeanor) and removed from the grounds after an infant in their care was found suffering from heat stroke and sun exposure. The child was transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Lower Valley Fire Protection District treated 32 total patients on site with 4 transports to the hospital. The breakdown for treatment is as follows: 3 allergic reactions, 3 alcohol intoxications, 1 cardiac, 3 dehydrations, 4 respiratory, 13 trauma. Traumas include care for injuries, burns, lacerations, wound care, and orthopedic injuries.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Country Jam Stats Day 3, Saturday, June 15, 2019

MESA COUNTY, Colo - The following statistics are from Day 3 of Country Jam 2019.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Colorado State Liquor Enforcement Officers were out patrolling the festival Saturday and made 35 arrests: 35 summons were issued.

A full breakdown of the underage liquor infractions are listed below.
Country Jam Day 3 Stats  
2019
2018
2017
Total
35
60
57
At Festival                                            

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses    
14
28
26
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor              
1
4
0
Fake ID
3
2
1
False reporting                                       
1
1
1
Resisting arrest                
0
0
1
Obstructing Peace Officer
1
1
0
Warrant
0
1
0
At Campground:

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses    
19
26
28
Procuring Alcohol to a Minor      
0
0
1
Fake ID
1
0
0
Trespass
1
0
0
False Reporting
1
0
0
Criminal Impersonation
1
0
0
Obstructing Peace Officer
1
0
0
Unlawful use of driver’s license
0
1
0
At Parking lot:

Minor in Possession/Alcohol Offenses              
1
0
2
Trespass
0
1
0

*Total charges are higher than total tickets issued as some tickets included more than one charge (i.e. MIP & Fake ID)

Mesa County Sheriff's deputies also responded to several calls including intoxicated subjects, fights, and a report of selling counterfeiting merchandise resulting in several people being removed from Country Jam grounds.  
Holden Kleager, 19, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested for Criminal Impersonation (Class 6 Felony), Resisting Arrest (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Obstructing Peace Officer (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Possessed Fictitious Driver’s License.

Lower Valley Fire Protection District treated 84 total patients on site. The breakdown for treatment is as follows: 10 allergic reactions, 6 alcohol intoxications, 20 dehydrations, 4 respiratory, 44 trauma. Traumas include care for injuries, burns, lacerations, wound care, and orthopedic injuries.

Colorado State Patrol made two DUI arrests and issued 6 tickets for failure to yield to emergency vehicles. Remember, MOVE OVER into the left lane and SLOW DOWN for emergency vehicles stopped on the roadside, it’s the law.

We encourage festival goers to have a good time, but be safe and follow the law. Please DON'T DRINK and DRIVE.