News Flash

Posted on: January 30, 2023

CIRT: Arrest Made in the North Avenue 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).

The investigation of the officer-involved shooting which occurred on 01/24/23 remains ongoing. As wi...

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Police News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer-involved Shooting

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The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has released preliminary information about an officer-involved shooting that occurred on 01/24/23 involving the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

On 01/24/23, at approximately 7:50 pm,...

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Police News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

The Grand Junction Police Department Lobby is Closed

Grand Junction Police Department Lobby is Closed

At approximately 12:30 pm today, a vehicle crashed into the lobby of the Grand Junction Police Department. There are no known injuries and contact has been made with the driver. The Grand Junction Police Department is still operational, but the l...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Truck Crashes into Grand Junction Police Department

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 On 01/25/23, at approximately 12:30 pm, a male later identified as Nathan David Chacon (DOB 03-19-1977) intentionally drove a silver 2007 Chevrolet Silverado into the lobby of the Grand Junction Police Department. Multiple employees were in the ...

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Police News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

GJPD and FBI Investigating Bank Robbery

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On 01/23/23, at approximately 5:00 pm, the Grand Junction Police Department and FBI responded to a report of a robbery at the Bank of the San Juans located at 685 Horizon Drive. The suspect handed a note to the bank teller insisting on money. The teller g...

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Police News
Posted on: January 22, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Saturday Night Shooting Incident

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On 01/21/23, at approximately 7:45 pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Ouray Ave for reports of an intoxicated male who was yelling and had fired a gun in a house. It was also reported that no one had been...

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Police News
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Three Arrested After Fleeing from Traffic Stop

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On 01/20/23, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department contacted a vehicle in the area of G Rd and 27 Rd during a traffic stop and the vehicle fled from police. There was no pursuit by law enforcement officers. A short time later, the vehicle sus...

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Police News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Arrest Made in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Incident

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On 01/17/23, at approximately 12:10 PM, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies responded to the area of Northern Way and Patterson Rd for reports of multiple shots fired. Read more here for information ...

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Police News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

GJPD Responds to Shots Fired

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On 01/17/23, at approximately 12:10 PM, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area of Northern Way and Patterson Rd to reports of multiple shots fired. Officers found several vehicles had been struck by gunfire. The GJPD is n...

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Police News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Early Morning Truck on Fire Results in Arrest

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On 01/05/23 at approximately 2:10am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department received a call that a truck was on fire and was actively driving in the area of North Avenue and 12th Street. Officers with the GJPD and deputies with the Mesa County...

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Police News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Robbery

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On 12/28/2022, at approximately 7:25 am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a robbery at the C and F Food Store located at 2847 North Ave. The reporting party stated a male entered the store dressed in a mask, pushed the repor...

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Police News
Posted on: December 19, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in November Hit and Run

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On 11/30/2022, at approximately 7:10pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a hit and run in the area of HWY 50 and Linden Avenue. At the time of the incident, officers had information that a light-colored sedan struck a bicycl...

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Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Officers Involved in OIS Identified

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Update (01/27/23) The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation on the officer involved shooting which occurred on December 6, 2022. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has released the following i...

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Police News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Grand Junction Police Department's K9 Vamos Has Received Donation of Body Armor

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Grand Junction Police Department’s K9 Vamos has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Vamos’ vest was embroidered with the sentiment &...

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Police News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Arrest Made in August Vehicular Homicide

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On 12/07/22, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department made an arrest in a fatal crash which occurred August 20, 2022. Brandon James Ibarra, 30, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Vehicular Ho...
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Police News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

GJPD Responds to Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash

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On 12/7/22, at approximately 5:40pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian crash in the area of North Avenue and 28 ¾ Rd. An adult male was struck by the vehicle and died on scene. The Mesa Coun...

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Police News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

St. Mary's Hospital Nurse Arrested for Sex Assault

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On 07/09/2022, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of potential sexual misconduct that occurred at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. After initial investigation, on 10/25/2022, at approximately 9:1...

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Police News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

911 Dispatch Supervisor Awarded NICE 2022 PSAPs' Finest Line Supervisor of the Year

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Cindy Casteel, Registered Public Safety Leader and Dispatch Administrative Supervisor for the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center (GJRCC) was awarded the Nice 2022 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Finest Line Supervisor of the Year. NICE&...

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Police News
Posted on: October 9, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in North Avenue Shooting

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting incident which occurred on the morning of October 9, 2022. Read more about the incident here.

Aaron Frost, age 18, of Grand Junction, CO has been arrested and remanded to the Mesa Coun...

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Police News
Posted on: October 9, 2022

GJPD Officers Respond to Early Morning Shooting

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to reports of an adult female being transported to St. Mary's Hospital with gunshot wounds on 10/09/22, at approximately 3:30 A.M. Officers determined the shooting occurred at the busin...

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Police News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

GJPD Recognizes National Forensic Science Week

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Forensic Science Week, September 18-24, is acknowledged throughout the United States and recognizes the contribution that forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. This week is an opportunity for the Grand Junction Police Department to honor ...

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Police News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

GJPD Investigating Vehicle vs. Motorcycle Collision, Death

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The investigation into a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision that happened earlier today, continues, as officers look at speed as a factor.

Shortly before 11:30 this morning, a 9-1-1 call came into our communications center from a reporting party stating ther...

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Police News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

GJPD Responds to Report of Attempted Kidnapping

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping at Eagle Rim Park in Orchard Mesa on Wednesday, September 7, at approximately 2:10pm. A 12-year-old female reported an adult male told her to come with him...

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Police News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Felony Menacing Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a robbery in progress at 755 North Avenue at approximately 4:20pm on September 1, 2022. The reporting party stated they were being robbed and that a male kept grabbing his hip lik...

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Police News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

GJPD and WCDTF Warn of "Rainbow Fentanyl" distribution on Western Slope

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The Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) and Western Colorado Drug Task Force (WCDTF) are advising the community of the existence of colorful “rainbow fentanyl” pills being distributed in Mesa County. “Rainbow fentanyl&...

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Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

City Focuses Renewed Effort on Cleaning Up Public Lands

The Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) Community Resource Unit is working to clean up waste and debris in public areas and lands throughout the city. The City of Grand Junction has been working with Square U Away, a local cleanup and hauling company,...

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Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Grand Junction Police Department’s K9 Vamos to Get Donation of Body Armor

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Grand Junction Police Department’s K9 Vamos will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Vamos’ vest will be embroidered with the sentiment ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 21, 2022

GJPD Responds to Fatal Single Vehicle Crash

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a fatal single vehicle crash on Saturday, August 20, at approximately 11:40 pm in the area of E Rd and Duffy Dr. The two adult males involved in the crash were traveling eastbound on E Rd whe...

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Police News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

GJPD Responds to Verbal Disturbance, Barricaded Subject

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a verbal disturbance in the 1300 block of Grand Avenue at approximately 7:00am on Wednesday, August 17. An adult female stated her adult son had assaulted her and would not let her leav...

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Police News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

GJPD Responds to Multiple Shots Fired Calls

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 Officers are investigating the events that unfolded in the early morning hours of August 8, that led to multiple calls of shots fired in local neighborhoods.

Shortly before 3 A.M., the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center received severa...

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Police News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Colorado Avenue Homicide

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in the homicide that took place in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue on the morning of July 25, 2022, in Grand Junction, CO. You can read additional details regarding the homicide investigation here....

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Police News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

GJPD Investigating Homicide

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a death that happened in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue on July 25, 2022.

At approximately 6:00 AM officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Col...

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Police News
Posted on: July 27, 2022

GJPD Gears Up for Another National Night Out

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The Grand Junction Police Department is gearing up for our Annual National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 2.

Citizens, law enforcement agencies, and communities will join forces next Tuesday, to mark another annual National Night Out (NNO). And while ...

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Police News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

GJPD Finds No Credibility to Mesa Mall Shooting Threat

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Earlier today, the Grand Junction Police Department received a call from a reporting party stating they had information that someone had threatened to carry out a shooting, specifically targeting women, at Mesa Mall.

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Police News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Stabbing Incident, Victim Dies

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the stabbing incident, that happened earlier today at Hawthorne Park.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 400 block of Chipeta Avenue shortly before ...

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Police News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Kidnapping, Domestic Violence Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in the kidnapping and domestic violence incident that took place on the evening of July 8, 2022, in Grand Junction, CO. Read more about the incident here.

Justin Leech, age 33, of Grand...

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Police News
Posted on: July 9, 2022

GJPD Seeking Kidnap Suspect, Victim #GVCopBeat

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#UPDATE (Saturday, July 9, 12:35pm): Ryah has been located and is safe. We are still seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Justin Leech. If you have any information that could assist police with this investigation, please call non-emergency dis...

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Police News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

GJPD Detectives Make Arrest in 2018 Missing Persons Case

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in relation to a missing person’s case from 2018. Richard Vandervelde, 54 of Grand Junction, CO, has been arrested and charged in the murder of his mother, Sylvia Frens. 

On May 29, 2018, Syl...

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Police News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

GJPD Awarded Grant for Improvements to Shooting Range #GVCopBeat

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are benefitting from improvements made to our shooting range, thanks to a generous grant from the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District.

In the spring of 2020, the Grand Junction Police Department app...

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Police News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation #GVCopBeat

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Late Saturday night, April 23, 2022, officers were dispatched to a reported suspicious death at a hotel in the 700 Block of Horizon Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gun shot wounds.  The male was deceased....

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Police News
Posted on: April 24, 2022

GJPD Investigating Three Shooting Incidents #GVCopBeat

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Late Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a reported suspicious death at a hotel in the 700 Block of Horizon Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gun shot wounds.  The male was deceased.  This ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 23, 2022

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting #GVCopBeat

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Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Horizon Drive in the early morning hours of April 23, 2022.

At approximately 3:00am, a reporting party called 9-1-1 to report multiple gunshots h...

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Police News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

GJPD Investigating a Shooting #GVCopBeat

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Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened in the evening hours of April 20, 2022.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 300 Block of Fairview Ave...

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Police News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete #GVCopBeat

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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 31, 2022

Barricaded Subjects Detained After Hours Long Standoff #GVCopBeat

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Around 6:30am on Thursday, March 31st, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 1600 Block of N. 16th Street. The reporting party stated that a subject had forc...

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Police News
Posted on: February 21, 2022

GJPD Investigating "Shots Fired" Incident

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The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating the circumstances that lead up to a “shots fired” call earlier this morning. 

Shortly before 10am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to an apartme...

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Police News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Arrest Made in CIRT Officer Involved Shooting Investigation #GVCopBeat

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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).  

On Thursday, February 3, 2022, a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traff...

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Police News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting #GVCopBeat

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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.

Shortly after 10:30pm on Thursday, February 3rd, a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traff...

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Police News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Join GJPD for Coffee with a Cop #GVCopBeat

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It's been a while!

The Grand Junction Police Department is inviting community members to join their local police officers for a cup of coffee and conversation at our Coffee with a Cop event.  There will be no speeches, and no agenda is pl...

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Police News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

GJPD Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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The Grand Junction Police Department is continuing their investigation into the cause and manner of a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on October 29, multiple calls came into the Grand Junction Regional...

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Police News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

GJPD Traffic Enforcement Operation

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The Grand Junction Police Department is taking a proactive approach this weekend on traffic enforcement. 

From the hours of 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, October 29 the Grand Junction Police Department Traffic Unit, along with the Special Invest...

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Police News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

September Domestic Violence Incident Results in Murder/Suicide

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Last month, the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 400 block of Chuluota Avenue after a reporting party called 9-1-1 stating they heard gunshots from inside the residence. When officers arrived, they secured the scene, set up a perimeter, a...

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Police News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

GJPD Launches New Drone Program

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The Grand Junction Police Department has implemented the use of drone technology to enhance the department’s mission of protecting lives and property; An asset that officers say will be extremely beneficial when other means and resources are not...

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