At approximately 10:00 p.m Tuesday, Mesa County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area of Applewood Estates Mobile Home Park (516 31 1/2 Road) for a hit and run accident. Deputies found an unoccupied Toyota Camry crashed into an electrical pole. Witnesses described a male driver leave the scene of the accident. Deputies located the suspect at a nearby residence. Through the course of the investigation, deputies determined the car was stolen.
Roberto Esqueda Jr., 45, was arrested and is facing the following charges: 1st Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft- Used in the Commission of a Crime (Class 4 Felony), Reckless Endangerment (Class 3 Misdemeanor), Obstructing a Peace Officer (Class 2 Misdemeanor), Violation of Bail Bond Conditions (Class 3 Misdemeanor), Drove Vehicle Under the influence (Misdemeanor), Drove Vehicle without Valid Drivers License, Left Scene After Striking Unattended Property, Failed to Notify Police of Accident
Esqueda was transported to the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts, click here.