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Press Release –

In the early morning hours of January 5, 2016, deputies and detectives from the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a home invasion robbery that had occurred in the 11000 block of County Road 39.4.

Two unknown suspects entered the residence which was occupied by two male and two female victims. The suspects armed with a pistol entered the residence and held the victims at gunpoint, taking roughly ten-thousand dollars in cash, a Go Pro camera, a laptop computer and two pounds of processed marijuana. The marijuana was attributed to one of the victims who is a licensed provider of medical marijuana.

The victim’s residence was ransacked as the suspects searched for items to steal, during the altercation two rounds were fired from a pistol by one of the suspects; the first round was fired in the interior of the residence and the second was fired into a vehicle belonging to one of the victims that was parked in the driveway. None of the victims were injured during the altercation.

The victims described the suspects as speaking both English and Spanish, the suspects wore gloves and ski masks, and one suspect was described to investigators as being about 6’ tall and the other 5’ 10” tall. One of the suspects had dark eyes and the other lighter eyes; the suspects left the scene in a silver colored newer Dodge 1500 four door pickup. A cellular telephone taken from the scene by the suspects was later recovered about two miles into La Plata County off Highway 160.

Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking any help in identifying the suspects involved in this crime and would greatly appreciate any information that could be provided by the public. Please contact the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 565-8452 with any information that could be pertinent to solving this case.

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The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has been serving its citizens and visitors since it was created by the Colorado Legislature in 1889.  Montezuma County is approximately 2,000 square miles in size, located in the southwest corner of Colorado where the San Juan Mountains meet the mesas and canyons of the high desert.  The county seat is Cortez where the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and the Montezuma County Detention Center are located at 730 East Driscoll Street. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office substation is located at 420 Central Avenue in Dolores

The 72 members of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office along with our civilian volunteers, are dedicated public safety professionals who value the importance of public service and a duty to our citizens, communities and visitors, by providing knowledgeable, responsible, respectful, caring and professional service. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office provides enforcement, proactive crime prevention, and many other public safety services through our Patrol Division, Detective Division, Detentions Division, Judicial Security, Pre-Trial Services, Records Division and Administrative Services Section. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office website is designed to provide public information and assistance when needed, and is continually updated and expanded. Enjoy our great county safely and all it has to offer with the many outdoor recreational opportunities, communities, history, cultures and yearly events. We are here to protect and serve.
Steven D. Nowlin,
Sheriff Montezuma County, Colorado

Montezuma County Sheriff's Office

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