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Posted on: October 11, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Coloramo Robbery

JEFFERY DOWNING BOOKING PHOTO with the words "APPREHENDED" across his face

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in the robbery incident which took place at the Coloramo Federal Credit Union on the afternoon of 10/03/23. Read more here about the initial incident.

Jeffery Downing, age 36, of Grand Junction, CO, has been arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Robbery
  • Theft

Through the course of the investigation, Grand Junction Police detectives and Intelligence Unit were able to identify the suspects in this incident. Officers contacted Downing on 10/05/23, at approximately 4:55 p.m. on the 2800 block of North Avenue and took him into custody without incident. The second suspect has been identified and not located at this time. Officers are seeking information about the whereabouts of Jayson Hernando Ortiz, age 42. Do not approach this individual. If anyone has information that could assist the Grand Junction Police Department and FBI with this investigation, please call non-emergency dispatch at 970-242-6707, reference case number 23-48066. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-7867.

 The FBI and Grand Junction Police Department continue to investigate this incident and there is no further information available at this time.

Jayson Ortiz (booking photo from 12-15-2022) (The Grand Junction Police Department and FBI are still attempting to locate the outstanding suspect, Jayson Hernando Ortiz, age 42, pictured here.)

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