Northern Colorado law enforcement works hard day and night to keep our cities and towns safe. Whether they're assisting citizens or fighting crime, their jobs are anything but easy.

One of their challenges is tracking down suspects on the Most Wanted list. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office continually updates its Most Wanted list, allowing citizens to provide information regarding any of the alleged criminals, such as their whereabouts or other details.

This week, Larimer County's most wanted is Francisco Manuel Mercado.

Mercado is wanted by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office on a Misdemeanor Warrant for Unauthorized Absence. He is a Colorado Department of Corrections fugitive. No bond is in place.

The suspect is six feet tall and weighs 258 pounds. He has black hair with brown eyes. He's been known to go by the aliases of Francisco Mercado Luna, Pancho Salas, and Pancho Mercado Luna.

A last known address is not available for Mercado, but police say he is a transient in the Fort Collins area.


If you have any information concerning this person, please contact the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985. Never attempt to follow or contact any fugitive. Instead, immediately dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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