A 37-year-old man faces charges of assaulting a police officer after police say he stuck a lit cigarette in an officer’s ear when the officer tried to detain him.

Colorado Mesa University was briefly placed in lockdown Friday afternoon as a result of what authorities believe to be a false report of a gunshot.

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After asking for the public’s help identifying individuals seen in surveillance camera photographs, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office announced that the investigation was moving forward.

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Carl Reynolds Jr., 42, of Clifton, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with sexual assault, second- and third-degree assault, obstruction of a telephone and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

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Victim was reported missing

“Not a normal February occurrence here in the Grand Valley,” the Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team posted onto Facebook on Wednesday. The fire reportedly spread quickly due to winds and extremely dry vegetation.

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Crime Stoppers of Mesa County hopes to identify a suspect involved in a theft from a business in the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 6&50. The total estimated loss is $500.

Derrick Peterson, 38, is accused of aggravated cruelty to animals and received a $5,000 cash-only bond from Mesa County Court on Monday.

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A Delta police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on Monday at around 9:30 p.m. when the vehicle reportedly attempted to flee, the Delta PD reports. 

Fugitive Omar Briceno-Quijano, one of 13 individuals charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin in and around Montrose, was found by the U.S. marshals in Los Mochis, a city in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. Briceno was charged in January 2020. The day before arrests we…

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