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Posted on: July 10, 2021

False Report of Kidnap Leads to Hours Long Search by Police #GVCopBeat

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After spending the afternoon searching for a missing child, the Grand Junction Police Department can confirm that the report of a kidnapping was false.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of stolen vehicle from 29...

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Posted on: July 11, 2021

Officer Involved in OIS Identified #GVCopBeat

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One Grand Junction police officer discharged his duty weapon in the officer involved shooting that took place on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Advanced Medicine Pavilion building of SCL Health St. Mary’s located at 750 Wellington Avenue in Grand...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for Fall Citizens Police Academy #GVCopBeat

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We're excited to welcome applicants interested in attending our fall Citizens Police Academy! Read more and apply today; space is limited!

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Fatal Crash at 12th Street and Belford Avenue #GVCopBeat

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One person is deceased after a single vehicle crash at 12th Street and Belford Avenue.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to the area at 9:04pm and found a sedan that had collided with a utility pole after striking a parked ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2021

Officers Involved in OIS Identified #GVCopBeat

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Three Grand Junction Police officers were involved in an officer involved shooting on Thursday, June 10, 2021.  All three discharged their duty weapons during this incident. 

Detective Tim Janda has been with the Grand Junction Police Dep...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation #GVCopBeat

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At approximately 2:14am on Sunday, May 16, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that took place at a business in the 2200 Block of Colex Drive.   When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male laying on the ground outsid...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Help Us Find Stolen Pet #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is seeking assistance to find a dog who was stolen from the owner earlier this month.

On June 6th, officers with the GJPD were dispatched to a report of a stolen dog.  The owner of the dog stated that a known f...

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Police News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

One In Custody After Early Morning Robbery #GVCopBeat

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Officers have arrested a suspect after an early morning robbery of a convenience store at 2nd Street and North Avenue.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of a robbery in progress this morning at 5:35am.  ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2021

One Victim Deceased After Early Morning Assault #GVCopBeat

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At approximately 2:14am on Sunday, May 16, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that took place at a business in the 2200 Block of Colex Drive.  The victim was unconscious and his breathing status was unknown.  When officer...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

GJPD Arrests Barricaded Subject for DV, Assault #GVCopBeat

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Shortly before 5:30pm on Saturday, May 15, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 1400 Block of Ouray Avenue on a report of an assault.  The victim called 9-1-1 and reported that she had been atta...

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Police News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

GJRCC Recognizes Superior Performance

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Last week, we celebrated the invaluable public safety service and expertise of our Grand Junction Regional Communication Center emergency communications specialists during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  During the week, several a...

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Police News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete

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The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation of...

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Police News
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Update to Recent Officer Involved Shooting

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The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). 

All officer-involved shootings in Mesa County are investigated by the 21st Judicial Distri...

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Police News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

A Message to Our Community #GVCopBeat

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As your police chief, I believe it’s important to ensure that the citizens we serve are kept informed about crime within our community.  For this reason, I’d like to convey some policing challenges we’ve been facing ...

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Police News
Posted on: March 7, 2021

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following preliminary information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).

All officer-involved shootings in Mesa County are investigated by the 21st Judicial Dist...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

9-1-1 Technology Upgrades Cause Changes for Businesses

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The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center recently converted their 9-1-1 delivery system from analog to digital. Along with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, GJRCC is encouraging organizations with multiple telephone extensions to ensure th...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Homicide Victim Identified as Missing Person

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On March 1, Warren Barnes, a 69-year-old resident of Grand Junction, CO, was reported as a missing person. Barnes has also been confirmed as the victim of a homicide that took place on February 27, in Grand Junction, CO.

A full release of the homicide inve...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

GJPD Investigating Homicide

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The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the area of Crosby Avenue and Hwy 340.

At approximately 1:48 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received a call from a reporting ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Update to Overnight Shooting

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The Grand Junction Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. Numerous cartridge casings were located in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1800 Block of Main Street and there was damage to...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

One Arrested in Connection to Weekend Shooting

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The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested one suspect in connection with the shooting that happened Saturday, February 20, leaving one dead and three injured. A previous release regarding this incident can be found here.

Israel Isaiah Maestas-Reza,...

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Several Injured, One Deceased in Overnight Shooting #GVCopBeat

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Beginning at approximately 12:17am on Saturday, February 20, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received several 9-1-1 calls regarding shots being fired at a residence in the 1000 Block of Teller Avenue.  Reporting parties stated th...

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Police News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

GJPD Responds to Domestic Violence Incident, Barricaded Subject

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The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested a male in connection with a domestic violence incident that happened on the morning of January 30, 2021.

Shortly after 7:30 A.M. a call came into the dispatch center from a reporting party requesting law en...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJPD Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Multiple Thefts

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The Grand Junction Police Department arrested a suspect linked to several thefts in the Grand Junction area. 

On January 6, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m. an officer with the Grand Junction Police Department was conducting routine traffic enforce...

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Police News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

GJPD Makes Arrest in Kidnapping, Assault Case

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The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested one suspect involved in the kidnapping and assault of an adult female in the early morning hours of December 29.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the ...

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Police News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Suspects Charged with Shooting Police Building

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On Thursday, December 17, a police department employee observed bullet holes in several second-floor windows of the Grand Junction Police Department building, at 555 Ute Avenue. The employee immediately alerted a supervisor and further inspection revealed...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

GJPD Searching for Kidnapping Suspect

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The Grand Junction Police Department is searching for a known suspect who was involved in the kidnapping of an adult female on December 5th

Shortly before 11:30 this morning, information was relayed to the Grand Junction Police Department by ano...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Grand Junction Cold Case Murder Solved After 45 Years

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Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department have solved the 45-year-old cold case homicide of 19-year-old Deborah Tomlinson.

On December 27, 1975 officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to an apartment complex located in the 1...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting

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Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating an early morning shooting, that took place on November 25, 2020.

Shortly after 4:30am, a reporting party called the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center stating that her son had...

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Police News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Happy Holidays for Mesa County Kids

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For almost 30 years, the Grand Junction Police Department has looked forward to December and the promise of our annual Shop with a Cop program.  For decades, we have enjoyed spending the day with local fifth graders who shop for their families an...

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Police News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

GJPD Partnering with Neighbors to Fight Crime

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The Grand Junction Police Department is pleased to join other law enforcement agencies across the nation in partnering with the Neighbors app by Ring. This collaboration provides our officers and detectives yet another resource in our efforts to improve t...

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Police News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Check Out Our New Website!

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The City of Grand Junction officially launched a new website, www.gjcity.org in collaboration with CivicPlus, the website designer. This new website reflects the look and feel of the natural environment of Grand Junction, while incorporating a host of new...

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Police News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

GJPD and GJFD Employees Receive Recognition from CBI

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Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director (and former Grand Junction Police Chief) John Camper visited his old stomping grounds recently to recognize employees with the Grand Junction Police and Fire Departments for their exceptional partnership to CBI.&a...

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Police News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

"We Can't Do What We Do Without Them."

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We are so pleased to share that Governor Polis has formally recognized November 9th – 13th, 2020, as Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week in Colorado. This week serves to acknowledge the dedicated law enforcement records personnel that serve the citizen...

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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete

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The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

Shortly after 10:00am on August 29, 2020, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center...

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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Two Grand Junction Police Department Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

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On Friday, November 6th, the Grand Junction Police Department was made aware that two employees of the agency have tested positive for COVID-19.  Both employees are self-isolating at home, in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Dise...

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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Early Morning Robbery Leads to Arrest of Four Suspects

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Four people have been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery and shooting, that took place on the morning of October 29th.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M. yesterday morning, a call came into the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center from a repor...

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