Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and Wray Police Department Joint Press Release:
On October 19, 2016 the Wray Police received information regarding the recent burglaries that have been occurring in and around Wray, and Yuma County. The Wray Police Department in coordination with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, and 13th Judicial District Attorney, Brittny Lewton, obtained a search warrant for a Chevy Lumina 4 door sedan.
Upon further investigation it was discovered that there were items located in a house in Wray that were directly related to a burglary that had occurred in Haigler, Nebraska on October 14, 2016. A search warrant was obtained to search the property.
This investigation led to the identification of three suspects, those individuals were identified as Brenda Lopez, Jacob Holcomb and Jesus Servin.
While waiting for the search warrant Holcomb and Lopez arrived at the residence and were immediately placed in custody and transported to the Yuma County Jail. Wray Police officers located Servin a short time later and he was also transported to the Yuma County Jail. Charges are pending against Holcomb, Lopez and Servin
In the early hours of October 21, 2016 a search warrant was served on the residence. This search warrant was conducted by the Wray Police with assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Found at this location was evidence of burglaries that had occurred in Wray, Yuma County Colorado, Washington County Colorado, Haigler Nebraska and Cheyenne County Kansas. Over 50 items were collected and will be further examined for forensic evidence.
This is a great example of what can be accomplished when agencies work together for the greater good.
The Wray Police Department and Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to express its gratitude to all the citizens for their continued support of law enforcement in this trying time. We recognize the frustration experienced by all. We want the citizens of Wray and Yuma County to understand the case was worked nonstop and our utmost priority throughout this investigation was the safety and security of the citizens of Wray and Yuma County.
On a personal note the Wray Chief of Police and the Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day would like to recognize the hard work and dedication the staff at the Wray Police Department and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated during this investigation. Officers worked tirelessly and sacrificed personal time away from family and friends to make sure this investigation was brought to a successful conclusion. We are very fortunate to have such a competent and well trained staff that the City of Wray and Yuma County that the citizens can rely on. We could not be more proud of the staff at the Wray Police Department and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and we hope the citizens are as proud as we are.