state wide operation to locate fugitive sex offenders wraps up

Thirty-seven federal, state and local agencies including the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and the Grand Junction Police Department wrapped up a state wide operation Sunday to locate fugitive sex offenders.

Operation Shepherd started on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and by 5 p.m. on Sunday, 51 arrests had been made, said U.S. Marshals Service spokesman David Floyd. Eight of the fugitives arrested were on Colorado’s Top 100 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.

“It seems like Pueblo was the greatest benefactor of this operation,” Floyd said. “Usually it’s Denver.”
Floyd said he considers this roundup a success.

There are no fugitive sex offenders on the Top 100 list with warrant information out of Mesa County.

However, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department issued a news release Sunday with a mug shot of Antonio Ramon Gutierrez, a sex offender who has ties to Mesa County.

Gutierrez, 29, is 6’02” with brown eyes and black hair and weighs over 200 pounds. Anyone with information about Gutierrez is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service Crime Stoppers Hotline at 303-335-3400.

Look at an electronic copy of the Colorado Top 100 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list with photographs at



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