MESA COUNTY– A Senior Citizen was assaulted in his home early this morning, and now, residents are asked to watch out for the suspect.
Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion on the 500 Block of Eastbrook Street at about 3:40 this morning.
The 81-year-old homeowner ran to a neighbor’s house who called 911. It was reported a man entered his home and assaulted him.
The homeowner’s silver 2017 Ford Mustang was stolen but then recovered a short distance away.
A community notification went out to homes in the area asking people to shelter-in-place, which has since been lifted.
The homeowner was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and treated for a minor injury.
The suspect is described as an adult male wearing all dark clothing, a mask, possibly white shoes, and is about 5’8″.
If you have information about this crime or suspect, please call the Mesa County Sheriff’s office at (970) 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP. 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.