Sheriff’s Department: Rock Jam passes mostly peacefully

This year’s Pinnacle Homes Rock Jam festival ran smoothly, with relatively few arrests and other criminal incidents, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

“We’re always happy when Country Jam and Rock Jam come to a close without any major incidents,” according to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Lisa McCammon.

She said the only somewhat major crimes were the theft of merchandise from several vendors’ tents at the event in Mack.

“We got word that there were at least four vendors tents that were broken into, walked into,” she said.

As of Sunday morning, two vendors came forward, reporting $1,900 worth of goods stolen from their tents.

McCammon said more could come forward as the week goes on.

“This is the first time we’ve had four broken into and a lot of property or merchandise taken,” McCammon said.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, from the opening of the event through 8 p.m. Saturday, deputies recorded:

•  30 alcohol-related offenses, including minors in possession;

•  Four trespasses;

•  One drug violation;

•  One domestic violence incident;

The Colorado State Patrol, according to the Sheriff’s Department, reported seven drunken driving arrests and one felony warrant arrest Friday and Saturday nights.


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