Northern Colorado law enforcement works hard day and night to keep our cities and towns safe. Whether they are 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 Frances Marie Mercado.

Mercado is wanted by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office for a felony warrant for 1st Degree Assault – Serious Bodily Injury with Deadly Weapon / Felony Menacing. She has no bond.

Additionally, the suspect is wanted by another agency on charges of Failure to Appear – Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Mercado is five-foot-five and weighs 190 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect has been known to go by the aliases of Esperanza Gonzalez, Frances Gonzalez, and Frances Gonzales.

Her last known address is 2612 Lakecrest Place in Loveland.


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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