Mesa County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Mesa County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, 81501 CO
  • Chief:
Phone: 970-244-3500

Mesa County Sheriff's Office is located at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, 81501 CO. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office phone number is 970-244-3500.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office News

Here is one of the many reasons why Colorado has dedicated an entire week to saying THANK YOU to law enforcement records personnel!! This incredible group of professionals help provide the public with a number of services, plus they help our patrol and detention deputies too!

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#HelpSolve Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a person who was believed to have trespassed and damaged property at Pear Park Baptist Church. Surveillance video shows a man come onto the property located at 3102 E Rd at approximately 8:19 pm on 11/2/18. The man can be seen walking around the property checking doors and taking screens off windows. The suspect also broke a camera off the wall causing about $300 in damage. The suspect is described as a thin Hispanic male with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, jeans, and a red and white ball cap. He was also carrying a black backpack. If you have information about this suspect or this crime please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707. You can also send your tips to Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at (970) 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 Case #18-37032

#HelpSolve This week Crime Stoppers of Mesa County needs your help to identify the subjects involved in vandalizing numerous vehicles. Over the last several days, local law enforcement agencies have received a rash of vandalism reports from all over Mesa County. Vandals are using a BB or pellet type weapon to shatter windows and leave vehicles with dents. If you know the identity or location of the subjects 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.

Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week!!! Join us in recognizing the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office records personnel for their crucial role in the criminal justice system! Governor John Hickenlooper declared November 5, 2018 through November 9, 2018 the first ever Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week to honor the vital service this dedicated group of individuals provide. Records personnel assist law enforcement by helping with identifying suspects, relaying vital information from other criminal justice agencies, as well as processing and maintaining the agency’s criminal justice records. Mesa County Sheriff’s Office records personnel also provides the public with a number of vital services. If you ever need a background check for a new job, or a concealed hand gun permit, this is the group of professionals who are happy to assist you. Services also include criminal fingerprinting, releasing arrest records and case reports, civil actions, maintaining the sex offender registry, and processing bonds and warrants for individuals. You can learn more about what services are offered in our Records Lobby on our website. If you get the chance, please stop by this week and thank our records personnel for their continued hard work and service to our community. #Thankyou!

If you need to file a report, please call (970) 242-6707. If you have information about these crimes send your tips to Crime Stoppers of Mesa County by calling 241- STOP.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Rocky Mountain Elementary School for the Trunk-or-treat event! We saw some very creative costumes and even better smiles! Happy Halloween!!!

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Donuts, superheroes, and a luau... oh my! must be Halloween at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office!!! We had fun getting into the Halloween spirit. Have fun trick-or-treating tonight and be safe! #HalloweenFun

#UPDATE Tips help link 11 burglary and theft cases to Grand Junction man MESA COUNTY, Colo - Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Shaun Crowell, 40, of Clifton was taken into custody after a warrant was obtained for his arrest in connection to multiple recent burglaries and thefts. Crowell is facing the following charges: 7 counts of Second degree Burglary (F5) 2 counts of Theft $750-$2,000 (M1) Theft $50-$300 (M3) Theft $20,000 - $100,000 (Class 4 Felony) 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, less than $300 (M3) Criminal Mischief $1,000 or more less than $5,000 (F6) Aggravated Motor vehicle theft $20,000 or more (F4) Second Degree Criminal Trespass (M3) 2 Counts Possession of Burglary tools (F5) The joint investigation with Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Junction Police Department investigators revealed at least 7 burglary cases and 4 theft cases, totaling $80,000 in stolen goods and $12,000 in property damage linked to Crowell. The crimes took place at several businesses in Grand Junction, unincorporated Mesa County and one residence between September 4th, 2018 and October 18th, 2018. Investigators recovered several stolen items while executing a search warrant of Crowell’s property. So far, over $28,000 worth of stolen property has been recovered. Investigators are in the process of contacting the owners of the recovered property. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for sending in tips and their help in identifying the suspect through published surveillance photos. The case is still under investigation. Investigators are reviewing evidence and interviewing potential witnesses to determine if anyone else was involved. Investigators are still looking for a trailer believed stolen from a residence on the 3100 block of Chipeta Ave. It is described as a black metal 10 x 4.5 trailer with red wheels and a red tongue and ball hitch. If you have seen this trailer or have information about this case contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 244-3267. Crowell is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts visit our website.

Ready for Halloween?!! Here are some tips as you get your costume ready!!! #SafeHalloween

It's with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of the most dedicated law enforcement officers this county has ever known. Retired Undersheriff Rusty Callow's life was remembered yesterday by family, friends and law enforcement officers from all over of the state. His 37-year career as a police officer was spent with both the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office, always finding a way to help people who needed it most. He will forever be missed as a hero to this community and most of all as a friend.

Look who stopped by this week!!! Bear Den Cub scouts Pack 318! These bright young men learned all about how our deputies process and collect evidence and work hard to keep our community safe! Thanks for visiting! #CommunityStrong

Do you know teen who is interested in being a cop? Become an Explorer! MCSO Explorer Post 321 is recruiting new members ages 14-20! Come to the Sheriff's Office Sat, Oct 27th at 9:00 am to learn more! Explorers will get hands on experience from deputies and learn what a career in law enforcement is really like! Watch KKCO 11 News story below or learn more on our website!

One arrested after early morning shooting CLIFTON, Colo – At 2:07 Tuesday morning, Mesa County Sheriff deputies initiated a traffic stop on a white GMC truck in the area of 30 Road and D Road. The vehicle did not stop and jumped a curb in a nearby neighborhood. Deputies continued to follow the vehicle as it traveled through Clifton. A short time later, deputies attempted to stop the same vehicle in the area of Lombardy Lane and it failed to stop. Deputies pursued. The driver of the vehicle fired several rounds at the pursuing deputies while driving. A bullet went through the windshield of a Mesa County Sheriff patrol vehicle and hit the dashboard on the driver’s side. The deputy sustained a minor injury. Deputies performed a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) to bring the vehicle to a stop in the area of 33 ½ Road and D ½ Road. Less lethal rounds were deployed. A female passenger was detained and sustained minor injuries. She was treated on scene by medical personnel. The male driver fled on foot. As a result, a community notification was sent out to 224 homes in the area of 32 ½ to 33 ½ road and D ½ to E Road with instructions to shelter-in-place. Members of the Mesa County Sheriff and Grand Junction Police SWAT Teams responded to help search for the suspect. Colorado State Patrol, Fruita Police Department and Palisade Police Department also assisted. At approximately 4:00 a.m. the male suspect was located in a garage on the 3300 block of D ½ Road and was taken into custody without incident. The shelter-in-place was lifted at 4:05 a.m. D ½ Road remained closed for several hours between 33 and 33 ½ Road while the incident was investigated and evidence was collected. It is now open. The 28-year-old female passenger is cooperating with the investigation. She was interviewed by investigators and has been released. The male driver is identified as 26-year-old Gabriel Milligan of Grand Junction. Milligan was arrested on the following charges: Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder (Class 2 Felony) First Degree Assault on a Peace Officer Threatening with a Deadly Weapon (Class 3 Felony) Second Degree Assault with Injury with a Deadly Weapon (Class 4 Felony) Felony Menacing (Class 5 Felony) Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (Class 6 Felony) Vehicular Eluding (Class 5 Felony) Illegal Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle (Class 5 Felony) Trespassing related charges, and Traffic related charges. This case is still under investigation. Milligan is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our jail, visit our Inmate Locator. A booking photo will be released when available.

Saturday evening, October 20, 2018, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible escape attempt at the Mesa County Detention Facility. Deputies investigated and discovered one four-person cell had been damaged in an apparent attempt to escape. Inside the cell, deputies found a bunk leg had been broken off and used to chip away at the concrete floor and the ground underneath. All four inmates who occupied the cell were immediately secured and are now being housed in another part of the facility. The compromised area has been sealed off from the rest of the facility while this incident is being investigated. Repairs to the damaged cell are already scheduled. The Mesa County Detention Facility remains secure. This is an ongoing and active investigation. Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and evaluating evidence. The appropriate charges are still being evaluated for those involved.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the deputy involved in the officer involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of October 18, 2018. The deputy involved in the shooting is Deputy Troy Jones. Deputy Jones is a five-year veteran of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, who has worked as a detentions and patrol deputy. During the incident, Deputy Jones sustained injuries to his hand, for which he was treated at the hospital, and released. As per standard protocol for these type of incidents, Deputy Jones remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation that takes place independently of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) investigation. The officer involved shooting remains under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team. For the latest information about the CIRT investigation visit to View the MCSO Blog visit

#HelpSolve This week Crime Stoppers of Mesa County needs your help to locate the suspect involved in a theft from Cooley Designs located inside A Robin’s Nest of Antiques at 602 Main Street. On Sunday, September 30th, security cameras captured the image of a white male with short brown hair, a mustache and goatee using something to open a locked jewelry case and removing two gold band rings, one of which had a single diamond. He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt, blue jeans and sunglasses on top of his head. The suspect exited on to Main Street with a younger male. The total estimated property loss is over $3,700. A photo of the suspect can be viewed at If you know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to Crime Stoppers of Mesa County that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information, at GJPD# 2018-58221