On 8/15/2023 at approximately 6:00 PM, Grand Junction Police Department Officers responded to Whitman Park located at 4th Street and Pitkin Avenue for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers located the victim, who was conscious and breathing. The victim was transported to St Mary’s Hospital with suspected serious bodily injuries. Officers located and arrested Anthony Martinez, 42, a short distance away. Martinez was booked into the Mesa County Jail for the following charges:
The Grand Junction Police Department believes this to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community. This case remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.