News Flash

Posted on: December 1, 2023

City of Grand Junction and Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction Host Santa Cause Run

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The City of Grand Junction and the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction hosts the 8th Annual Santa Cause Run on Saturday, December 9, 2023, beginning at the Amphitheater at Las Colonias. Money raised from this annual event funds inclusive playground eq...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of December 4, 2023

City Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road – Traffic Roundabout Project

  • Be aware of the posted 15 mph speed limit around the 24 Rd. and G Rd. roundabout
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

City of Grand Junction Updates Entry Signs

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The City of Grand Junction is in the process of installing three new entry way signs at I-70 east of Horizon Drive, 30 Road and U.S. Hwy 50, and at I-70 west of the 22 Road interchange, updating those constructed in the 1980s. 

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Westlake Irrigation Construction Project Begins November 13

The disc golf course at Westlake Park will temporarily close for irrigation system replacement beginning Monday, November 13 until the end of the year. The trail going through the park will remain open throughout the project with a minor detour. The playg...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 8, 2023

City of Grand Junction, HomewardBound and United Way Establish New Unhoused Resource Center

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The City of Grand Junction is collaborating with Homeward Bound of Grand Valley and United Way of Mesa County to create a Resource Center that is planned to open in December of 2023.   

Resource Center services will be provided in a hard-...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 10, 2023

City Begins Annual Leaf Removal Program for Residents

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The City of Grand Junction leaf removal program begins this week and ends December 13, 2023. This annual community program is free of charge and assists residents with the removal of leaves. The purpose of this program is to eliminate excess leaf build-up...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

EngageGJ.org Offers Online Platform for Community Input

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The City of Grand Junction's online platform EngageGJ.org offers a way for community members to comment and share ideas about city plans and projects, especially when it just isn't practical to attend a Council meeting or public forum. W...

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City of Grand Junction News

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2022

2022 Election Information

2022 election information

The election is November 8, 2022. Click here to see the referred measures and notices.

Additional Info... City of Grand Junction Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan

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The City of Grand Junction is embarking on the very exciting process of developing the City’s first citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.

Additional Info... City of Grand Junction Spotlight

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Fire News

28 Stories
Posted on: November 16, 2023

GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on Hermosa Court

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At 2:19 AM this morning, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on the 2900 block of Hermosa Court. When crews arrived on the scene, they found a single-family home with smoke and flames visible on the lower level of the home with ...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

GJPD and GJFD Investigating a Fire at Pear Park Elementary School

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The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire in the area of the playground of Pear Park Elementary School, located at 432 30 ¼ Rd on 10/18/23, at approximately 2:10 a.m. The Grand Junction Fire Department extinguished the fire and con...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on Pine St.

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Today at 11:50 AM, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on the 200 block of Pine Street. When crews arrived on the scene, they found a single-family home with smoke and flames coming from the roof with everyone safely evacuated. ...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Red Flag Warning

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The City of Grand Junction and surrounding areas will be under a Red Flag Warning today Monday, August 7th, from noon until 9 pm. These warnings are based on specific weather conditions, including low humidity, strong winds, and high temperatures, which c...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to California Today

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The Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team has been asked to respond to Northern California due to severe fire risk and extreme conditions. A team of four firefighters along with Brush 6 will depart Grand Junction today and can expect to work for up...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions begin July 21, 2023

MESA COUNTY, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff, the Bureau of Land Management and the Fire Chiefs representing municipalities and fire protection districts of Mesa County are implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 7, 2023

GJFD Graduates Nine New Firefighters

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Grand Junction Fire Department will graduate nine new firefighters today. As an all-hazards department, and the largest fire and EMS service between Salt Lake City and Denver, the skills they learned in fire academy reflect the wide variety of emergencies...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Red Flag Warning for July 4th, Fire Danger Still a Concern

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Recent rains and monsoonal moisture have helped fire conditions overall this year. However, Mesa County is forecast for a red flag warning tomorrow, July 4th. Combined with strong winds and hot temperatures, one spark has the potential to spread into a wi...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

GJFD Deploys to Spring Creek Fire

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The Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team has been asked to respond to the Spring Creek fire near Parachute. A team of four along with Brush 6 will depart Grand Junction today and can expect to work for up to fourteen days. As of today the Spring C...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 21, 2023

GJFD Responds to Garage Fire on H Rd.

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At 5:56 PM on June 21st, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire on the 2300 block of H Road. When crews arrived on scene they found a garage fully engulfed in flames with one dog that had been rescued by bystanders. No one ...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

GJFD Responds to Home Fire on Chuluota Avenue

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At 3:29 PM on May 26th, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a home fire on the 400 block of Chuluota Avenue. When crews arrived on scene they found the home engulfed in flames with everyone evacuated from the home. Two patients...
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Fire News
Posted on: May 24, 2023

EMS Week 2023- Where Emergency Care Begins

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On any given year, emergency medical service (EMS) calls make up between 80%- 85% of the calls for service at Grand Junction Fire Department. All GJFD first responders hold either an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic certification to be able...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 13, 2023

GJFD Responds to Fire at Super 8

GJFD firefighters in front of the Super 8 hotel

At 3:38 AM Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at the Super 8 hotel at 728 Horizon Drive. The call to 9-1-1 dispatch indicated there was a fire in a ground-floor laundry room. Arriving fire crews found an active fi...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 3, 2023

GJFD Extinguishes Wind-Driven Fire at Two Homes

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At 2:04 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home fire on the 800 block of Independent Avenue. When crews arrived they found one mobile home with heavy fire that was spreading to a nearby home due to high winds. Crews were able to a...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 22, 2023

GJFD Responds to Apartment Fire on 28 1/2 Road

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At 12:20 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment complex on the 500 block of 28 ½ Road. A neighbor reported hearing dogs barking inside the home and smoke visible through the windows. When GJFD crews arrived th...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Newest GJFD Engine Equipped with Safety Cloud Technology

GJFD Engine 8

Grand Junction Fire Department has received delivery of our newest fire engine manufactured by Pierce. The apparatus will go into service at Station 8 tomorrow and features exciting technology that can reduce the risk of collision by up to 90%, improving ...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 6, 2023

GJFD Responds to Fire on Rood Ave

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At 7:20 this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 1600 block of Rood Avenue. A passerby reported gray smoke coming from the roof of apartments near 17th Street and began knocking on doors to alert the res...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

GJFD Opens Station 8

Station 8 Hose Uncoupling

The construction of Grand Junction Fire Department Station 8, located at 441 31 Road, is now complete.  The Department hosted a hose uncoupling ceremony today, January 23rd, to officially put the station in-service.  The new Fire Station...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

GJFD Graduates 13 New Firefighters

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The Grand Junction Fire Department will graduate 13 new firefighters today. As an all-hazards department, and the largest fire and EMS service between Salt Lake City and Denver, the skills they learned in fire academy reflect the wide variety of emergenci...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

GJFD and Clifton Fire Approve Management Agreement

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The Grand Junction City Council and the Clifton Fire Protection District Board have approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the City of Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) to provide temporary management services to the Clifton Fire Protection...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fire at Apartment Building

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At 9:04 PM Thursday evening Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of fire in the wall of an apartment building on the 2100 block of College Place. When crews arrived Grand Junction Police Department was on scene helping to evacuate the buil...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

GJFD Captain Recognized by Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Captain John Bennett

The Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation is recognizing Grand Junction Fire Captain John Bennett at the Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony in Lakewood on May 7th. Captain Bennett passed away June 19, 1973, after suffering a heart attack on du...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

GJFD responds to Fire on Galoway Ct.

GJFD firefighters put out a house fire

At 6:28 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a home on fire on the 2900 block of Galoway Court. The homeowner called 9-1-1 to report a fire in the garage. By the time crews arrived the fire had spread to the second l...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Groundbreaking for GJFD Station 8

Construction equipment at Station 8

 The Grand Junction Fire Department has begun construction of the new Fire Station 8 with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, March 31st. Located at 441 31 Road, the new will serve areas currently covered by Station 2 and Station 4 in an effort t...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 10, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fire in Vacant Building

GJFD fighting a fire at a commercial building

At 2:44 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial building fire on the 600 block of South 9th Street. The 9-1-1 caller spotted the fire from a nearby building and indicated they could see flames and hear small exp...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

GJFD & GJPD Respond to Home Fire

GJFD Fire Truck at Night

At 3:56 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home fire on the 600 block of Highway 50 with one person unable to evacuate. Grand Junction Police officers in the area were able to quickly get to the scene and rescue the s...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to South Dakota

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Early Sunday morning a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the Bennett Canyon Fire in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. There are multiple fire starts reported and the crew is expected to supplement resources...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

GJFD Responds to Trailer Fire

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At 11:40 AM the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a trailer fire at Elm Trailer Park, 661 Highway 50. The caller reported smoke coming from a trailer in the middle of the complex. Neighbors helped put the fire out before crews arrived. GJFD...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: October 3, 2023

Emergency alert systems being tested on cellphones, TVs and radios across nation Wednesday

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Federal agencies will broadcast a message to cellphones, televisions and radios across the U.S. Wednesday to test the nation’s emergency alert systems.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Thousands of gallons of fire retardant ready 24/7 at GJT

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - At the outskirts of the Grand Junction Regional Airport sits a small office building with a garage, a secured parking lot, and four huge industrial tanks that hold over 30,000 gallons of concentrated fire retardant.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Grand Junction Fire Department holds its graduation for recruits

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Friday evening, the Grand Junction Fire Department had its graduation at the Convention Center.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Brush fire near Bookcliffs likely human caused, officials say

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With wildfire season kicking into gear after a wet spring, more wildfires are popping up across Colorado. A new one sprung up Tuesday morning near a shooting range on 27 1/4 Road at the base of the Bookcliffs.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: June 29, 2023

RV destroyed in blaze

Firefighter in uniform seen outside burned RV window

A motor-home was destroyed by a fire Thursday on Orchard Mesa. The Grand Junction Fire Department says the person driving the RV saw smoke and pulled over, and the vehicle caught on fire.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2023

Bystander heroically saves dog from burning garage fire

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You might have caught glimpses of the smoke from miles away, billowing from a garage/storage shed off of H road next to Appleton Elementary. Before firefighters arrived the cloud was black and cloaked the burning structure.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Grand Junction first responders practice for aviation catastrophe

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By 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, actors were lined up in anticipation to find out what sort of injuries their character suffered during a fake airplane crash.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Grand Junction Fire Department Graduates 13 New Firefighters

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It’s sure to be a busy week for the Grand Junction Fire Department. Friday thirteen recruits graduated the fire academy and were welcomed into the department with a ceremony.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 21, 2023

GJ Fire Department welcomes 13 new academy grads

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The Grand Junction Fire Department welcomed 13 new academy graduates with a badge-pinning ceremony Friday

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2023

City of Grand Junction Installs Commissioned Art at Westlake Park

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City of Grand Junction Installs Commissioned Art at Westlake Park

The City of Grand Junction will temporarily close Westlake Park located at 125 W Orchard Avenue, on weekdays from Monday, October 16 through Friday, November 17, 2023, for the installation o...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Grass Off-Leash Dog Park at Las Colonias Will Close for Season

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Grass Off-Leash Dog Park at Las Colonias Will Close for Season

With the start of fall and cooler weather, the east side and middle sections of the grass-off-leash dog park at Las Colonias will close on Monday, October 16, 2023, and reopen in June of 2024. ...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 12, 2023

City of Grand Junction Adds Improvements at Dos Rios Park

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City of Grand Junction Adds Improvements at Dos Rios Park

The goat vegetation management program resumes in Grand Junction beginning today along the riverfront at Dos Rios Park. In addition, a beach allowing easy access to the river is being constructed.&a...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News

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Police News

119 Stories
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Multiple Arrests Made on Willow Road

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department attempted to contact an adult male, known to have active warrants for his arrest, in the 500 block of Willow Road when the male fled on foot into a nearby house at approximately 12:25 p.m. on 11/29/23. Th...

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Police News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Armed Robbery

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a robbery which occurred at a business on the 500 block of 29 ½ Road on 11/27/23, at approximately 7:40 p.m. The reporting party stated an armed male entered the store and demande...

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Police News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

The GJPD Annual Stuff the Bearcat: Toys for Tots Toy Drive!

GJPD SWAT Operators. Stuff the Bearcat Toys for Tots Toy Drive, Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Grand Junction Police SWAT Operators will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for the Stuff the Bearcat: Toys for Tots Toy Drive, spreading holiday joy and giving back to children in need.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p...
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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Arrest Made in Auto Theft Incident

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911 dispatchers with the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center received a report of an auto theft in progress call which occurred in the 2100 block of E Main Street on 11/09/23, at approximately 3:30 p.m. An adult male stole a work vehicle that wa...

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Police News
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week 2023 Celebrates Unsung Heroes

Grand Junction Police Department Records Specialists

In recognition of the indispensable role played by law enforcement records and data personnel in maintaining public safety, the Grand Junction Police Department is proud to announce Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week, which will be observed from Novem...

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Police News
Posted on: November 5, 2023

Barricaded Subject with Warrants Arrested by GJPD

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 1800 block of N 23rd Street for a male subject with active warrants, on 11/05/23, at approximately 11 a.m. The male, Marco Macias (age 32), refused to cooperate with law enforcement and b...

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Police News
Posted on: November 3, 2023

GJPD Public Safety Message: Financial Scam Alert

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The Grand Junction Police Department is alerting the community to a growing number of fraudulent activities targeting innocent individuals. The GJPD wants to raise awareness and provide guidance on how to identify and protect oneself from financial scams ...

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Police News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

The Grand Junction Police Department is Seeking Compassionate Victim Services Volunteers

GJPD Victim Services: Join Our Team. A Victim Services volunteer with her hand on victim's should

The volunteers of the Victim Services Unit are the extended compassionate arms of the Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD). Victim Services volunteers play a crucial role in the Grand Junction Police Department’s mission to provide support, c...

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Police News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in String of Thefts

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Grand Junction Police Department Officers have arrested an individual suspected of involvement in a string of crimes. On 10/28/2023 the suspect stole a vehicle. Using that vehicle, he attempted a robbery on 10/29/2023 of “Still Smokin Convenienc...

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Police News
Posted on: October 27, 2023

GJPD Officers make arrest in last night’s (10/26/2023) incident on the Grand Ave bridge

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Officers from the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in last night’s (10/26/2023) incident on the Grand Ave bridge. Cody Custer (31) was arrested and taken to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Murder in the Firs...
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Police News
Posted on: October 26, 2023

GJPD Officers respond to fight on Grand Ave. Bridge

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Grand Junction Police Officers responded to the scene of a fight on 10/26/2023 at approximately 4:15 p.m. near Broadway and Power Rd. One of the individuals involved in the fight was declared deceased on scene. Another individual believed to be involved i...

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Police News
Posted on: October 24, 2023

One Arrested in July Crash Resulting in Serious Bodily Injuries

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After a thorough investigation, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in a two-vehicle crash resulting in serious bodily injuries which occurred on 07/23/23 in the area of Hwy 6 & 50 and 24 ¾ Road. Read here...

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Police News
Posted on: October 23, 2023

CIRT: Arrest Made in the October 20, 2023 Officer-Involved Shooting

CIRT

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 10/20/23 remains ong...

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Police News
Posted on: October 21, 2023

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer-involved Shooting

CIRT

The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) about an officer-involved shooting that occurred on 10/20/23 involving the Mesa County Sheriff&r...

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Police News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

GJPD and GJFD Investigating a Fire at Pear Park Elementary School

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The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire in the area of the playground of Pear Park Elementary School, located at 432 30 ¼ Rd on 10/18/23, at approximately 2:10 a.m. The Grand Junction Fire Department extinguished the fire and con...

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Police News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Coloramo Robbery

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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.

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Police News
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Grand Junction Police Department Brings Awareness to Recent Thefts

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In response to an increase in purse theft incidents, the Grand Junction Police Department is bringing awareness to community members and urging community members to take precautions to protect their belongings.

The Grand Junction Police Department has rece...

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Police News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

GJPD Responds to Single Vehicle Crash into Building

Officers on scene of a crash involving vehicle into building

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash into a building located on the 600 block of North Avenue at approximately 1:45 p.m. on 10/05/23. Three people were transported to the hospital for tre...

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Police News
Posted on: October 4, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Reported Kidnapping Incident

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Grand Junction Police Department officers responded to a report of a kidnapping in the parking lot of St Mary’s Hospital located at 2635 N 7th St. On 10/4/2023 shortly before 1 p.m. dispatch received a call that a man dragged a woman out of her ...

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Police News
Posted on: October 3, 2023

GJPD and FBI Investigating Bank Robbery in Orchard Mesa

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The Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Coloramo Federal Credit Union located at 2706 HWY 50 on 10/03/23, at approximately 3:15 p.m. A male suspect approached the bank teller insisting on money and fled the area on f...

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Police News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Felony Menacing Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a felony menacing which occurred at a business on the 1300 block of North Avenue on 09/26/23, at approximately 11:10 p.m. A male, suspected of being under the influence of alcohol...

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Police News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Four Arrested in Possession of Fentanyl in Early Morning Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 700 block of Horizon Drive for a theft from auto call on 09/27/23, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Officers contacted two adult males who attempted to flee from officers and two adult females ...

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Police News
Posted on: September 18, 2023

GJPD Recognizes Forensic Science Professionals Who Serve Our Community in this Vital Role

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September 17-23, 2023, is recognized as Forensic Science Week throughout the United States. This annual celebration shines a spotlight on the invaluable contributions forensic science professionals make in the field of law enforcement. The Grand Junction ...

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Police News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

GJPD Alerting Community of Financial Scams

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The Grand Junction Police Department is aware of a financial fraud and is alerting citizens, so they do not fall victim. These scams involve impersonation and various deceptive tactics aimed at stealing personal information, sensitive data, and financial ...

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Police News
Posted on: September 9, 2023

GJPD Seeking Community Assistance in Fire Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 2100 block of North Avenue to assist the Grand Junction Fire Department at approximately 4:10 p.m. on 09/09/23. The Grand Junction Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at the Old C...

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Police News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

DA Review of the July 27, 2023 CIRT Investigation Complete

CIRT

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 CIRT has completed its investigation of the July 27, 2023, motor vehicle ...

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Police News
Posted on: September 7, 2023

GJPD Lobby Reopens

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The Grand Junction Police Department is pleased to announce its lobby at 555 Ute Avenue is open once again. Even though public access has been restored the project is not complete, as we are shoring up small details and waiting on new front doors. Our cur...

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Police News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

One Arrested in Reported Kidnapping Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in the reported kidnapping incident which occurred on 08/24/23. After a reporting party stated a female handed her a message asking for help, officers detained three males and one fema...

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Police News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

GJPD Responds to Crash Involving Overturned Camper

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On 8/25/2023, at approximately 11:20 AM, the Grand Junction Police Department and Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of 4th Street and North Ave. A car struck (or crashed into) a turning RV, knocking the RV o...

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Police News
Posted on: August 24, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Shooting Incident

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On 08/23/2023 around 10:30PM Dispatch received a call about a man walking into St. Mary’s Hospital with a gunshot wound. Grand Junction Police Officers responded and St. Mary’s Hospital went into lockdown for a time. Investigation led ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 24, 2023

GJPD Investigating a Possible Kidnapping Incident

Incident at 24 1/2 Rd and HWY 6 and 50

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a suspicious incident in the area of 24 Rd and HWY 6 and 50, at approximately 10:50 AM, on 08/24/23. The reporting party stated a female handed her a message in the women’s bathroom...

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Police News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

DA Review of June 28, 2023 CIRT Investigation Complete

CIRT

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 CIRT has completed its investigation of the June 28, 2023, officer-involv...

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Police News
Posted on: August 21, 2023

GJPD Arrests Brothers in Felony Menacing Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 900 block of Main Street, at approximately 12:05 AM on 08/21/23, for a report of a male threatening a dog with a knife. The reporting party stated two intoxicated males approached him and...

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Police News
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Whitman Park

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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 c...

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Police News
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Safety Tips for Sharing the Road as Mavericks Return for the Fall 2023 Semester

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The Grand Junction Police Department and Colorado Mesa University are reminding the Grand Junction community that Colorado Mesa University will be starting its Fall 2023 semester on Monday, August 21, which means there will be a significant increase in dr...

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Police News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

GJPD Arrests Chiropractor Accused of Sex Offenses

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a sex offense in the northwest quadrant of Grand Junction, Colorado on 08/4/23 at approximately 3:40 PM. An adult female reported she found a camera recording her in the exam room...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Updated Information on Vehicle vs Cyclist Crash

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On 08/1/23, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a vehicle vs bicyclist crash in area of North Avenue and Cannell Avenue. The male cyclist, who was transported to the hospital after being struck by the vehicle has succumbed to i...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Grand Junction Man Attacked with Sword

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On 08/07/2023 shortly after 8:30 pm dispatch received a report of an assault that occurred in the 300 block of Pine Street.  The victim reported a subject attacked them with a sword.  The victim was transported to St Mary’s Hos...

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

GJPD Arrests Man for Murder

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On 08/07/2023 at approximately 8:25 pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of an assault in progress in the 2800 block of North Avenue.  Officers discovered one male subject with multiple stab wounds...

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Police News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Arrest Made in Hit and Run Involving a Bicyclist

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On 08/01/23, at approximately 6:00 AM, first responders with the Grand Junction Police Department and Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the area of North Avenue and Cannell Avenue for a hit and run involving a bicyclist. The cyclist was transpor...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

GJPD Investigating Tuesday Morning Hit and Run on North Avenue

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a hit and run in the area of North Avenue and Cannell Avenue on 08/1/23 at approximately 6:00 AM. A vehicle struck a bicyclist and fled the scene before first responders arrived. The male cyc...

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Police News
Posted on: July 30, 2023

Suspect Charged with Child Abuse and Felony Menacing in Early Morning Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to an altercation resulting in injury to a child, in the area of 2601 Belford Ave, on 07/30/23 at approximately 2:40 AM. The child was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The Grand Junc...

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Police News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

CIRT: Updated information on the Motor Vehicle Crash Involving the Colorado State Patrol.

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

The investigation of the motor vehicle crash involving the Colorado State Patrol which occur...

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Police News
Posted on: July 27, 2023

CIRT Activated to Investigate a Motor Vehicle Collision Involving the Colorado State Patrol

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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) about a motor vehicle collision which occurred on 07/27/23 involving the Colorado State Patrol.

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Posted on: July 23, 2023

GJPD Officers Respond to Multiple Injury Crash on HWY 6 & 50

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a two-motor vehicle collision in the area of Hwy 6 & 50 and 24 ¾ Road on 07/23/23, at approximately 12:20 PM. A truck traveling westbound crossed over the center median and str...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

GJPD Make Arrest in Museum of Western Colorado Burglary

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at the Museum of Western Colorado early Sunday morning, 07/16/23, at approximately 3:45 AM. When officers arrived at the west door of the museum, a white adult male opened th...

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Police News
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Join the Grand Junction Police Department for National Night Out – Register Now!

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The Grand Junction Police Department, dedicated to promoting safety and fostering stronger neighborhoods, is excited to announce the opening of registration for National Night Out. This annual event, designed to bring communities together and strengthen p...

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Police News
Posted on: July 12, 2023

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force is Issuing a Warning of the Dangers of Illegal Narcotics

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The Western Colorado Drug Task Force (WCDTF), a combined task force of Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Junction Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency investigators, is raising awareness about the dangers of illegal narcotics. The use...

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Police News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

CIRT: Arrest Made in the Sandra 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) about the officer-involved shooting which occurred on 06/28/23 involving the Mesa County Sheriff&...

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Police News
Posted on: July 2, 2023

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Vehicle Crash into Canal

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The Grand Junction Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle which crashed into the canal located on H Rd and 27 Rd on 07/02/23 at approximately 2:05 AM. The reporting party notified dispatchers that a male, who was soaking wet, knocked on his d...

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Police News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

July 2023 is National Vehicle Theft Awareness Month: Don't Give Thieves the Keys

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July is National Vehicle Theft Awareness month, and the Grand Junction Police Department is reminding community members to protect themselves from auto theft.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than one million ve...

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Police News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer-involved Shooting

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06/30/23 CIRT: Update Information of Officer-Involved Shooting Which Occurred on 06/28/23 involving the Mesa County Sheriff's Office

The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial Distric...

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Police News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Arrest Made in Felony Menacing Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of male threatening his neighbor in the 700 block of S HWY 50 on 06/14/23 at approximately 11:50am. Two male neighbors were involved in a verbal altercation when one male, later iden...

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Police News
Posted on: June 8, 2023

The District Attorney’s Review of the April 28, 2023, 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 CIRT has completed its investigation of the April 28, 2023, officer-invol...

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Police News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Shooting on Laguna Drive which Occurred on 06/05/23

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department and deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Zuni Drive and Laguna Drive for a report of a shooting which occurred at approximately 12:30pm on 06/05/2023. Officers ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 1300 block of N 20th Street for reports of shots fired at approximately 4:00am on 06/05/2023. Reporting parties stated they heard several gunshots before hearing a car speed off. When off...

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Police News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

DA Review of January 24, 2023 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 CIRT has completed its investigation of the January 24, 2023, officer-inv...

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Police News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Hit-and-Run

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a hit-and-run in the 2800 block of North Avenue on 05/26/23, at approximately 4:55pm. A driver of an SUV struck another vehicle and then drove into oncoming traffic before striking another ve...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Felony Menacing Incident Leads to Arrest

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The Grand Junction Police Department responded to McDonalds located at 1212 North Avenue for a report of a felony menacing incident on 05/24/2023, at approximately 11:15pm. Dispatch received reports of a verbal altercation occurring and a male pulling out...

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Police News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Grand Junction Police Code Compliance Officers Seeing Excessive Weed Growth in 2023

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With the rain and sunshine come weeds! Weeds are a common violation within the city limits and this year’s rainfall has contributed to excessive weed growth. City code requires all weeds and brush exceeding six inches in height to be cut within ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2023

GJPD Responds to Motorcycle Crash

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a vehicle crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle on Saturday, May 20, at 9:19 pm in the area of 29 Road and Patterson. The motorcycle driver was transported to a local hospital with serious ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Early Morning Shooting Incident Leads to Arrest by GJPD

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On 05/18/2023, at approximately 2:15am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to reports of shots being fired in the 2800 block of North Avenue in Grand Junction. Reporting parties stated a male was walking back and forth on North A...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Drugs and Illegal Firearm Discovered During Search Warrants

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Mesa County, Colorado -   Members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force (WCDTF) executed two search warrants at addresses in Mesa County on May 10, 2023.  Results of those search warrants yielded the discovery of ove...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Traffic Stop Results in Drug Seizure

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Mesa County, Colorado -   Members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force (WCDTF) and the Colorado State Patrol arrested a man after a traffic stop on Wednesday night on I-70 west of Debeque. 

The traffic stop resulted in the seizure of o...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Felony Menacing Incident on 05/10/23

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a felony menacing call on 05/10/23 at approximately 09:40 am in the 2700 block of B ½ Rd. A reporting party stated an intoxicated male broke the window of a neighbor’s tr...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer-involved Shooting

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Update: 05/01/23
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death involving law enforcement which occurred in the area of 2837 North Avenue on 04/28/23. The decedent has been identified as 47-year-old Rafael Lope...
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Posted on: April 22, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Early Morning Felony Menacing Incident

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On 04/22/23, at approximately 1:40am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a shot fired in a residence on the 400 block of San Juan St. An adult female stated she was at her house with her boyfriend, who was intoxica...

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Police News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Arrest Made in Assault Case. GJPD Seeking Information on Incident.

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On 04/09/2023, at approximately 1:45pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a panic alarm at O’Reilly Auto Parts on 2844 North Avenue. An adult male, later identified as Peter Grimes (age 34), had threatened employees...

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Police News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Grand Junction Police Department Honors 911 Dispatchers During Telecommunicators Week

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When seconds can make the difference in the lives of citizens, 911 dispatchers are often the first contact citizens have in an emergency. Telecommunicators or 911 dispatchers are a vital link to our first responders in the field, helping to serve the publ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Officers Involved in OIS Identified

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The Grand Junction Police Department is identifying the two officers involved in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Both officers discharged their duty weapons during this incident.

Corporal Logan Martin is a nine-year ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Attempted Robbery

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On 03/28/23 at approximately 09:30am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the Orchard Mesa City Market at 27 ¾ Rd for a robbery in progress. An adult male wearing a mask, entered the store and told the employee he wa...

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Police News
Posted on: March 28, 2023

SWAT Takes Barricaded Suspect into Custody

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On 03/27/23, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to reports of a domestic incident. An adult female reported a male subject made multiple threats against her several times that morning. After several attempts to locate the male su...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

GJPD Investigating a Stabbing

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On 03/16/23, at approximately 6:25pm, an adult male entered St. Mary’s Hospital with apparent stab wounds. The male reported he was involved in an incident with an unknown male, which began in the area of 28 ¼ Rd and Patterson Rd. The...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Arrest Made in January Bank Robbery

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On 03/13/23, Jason Elledge (age 42) was arrested in Montrose, Colorado. Elledge is suspected of robbing the Bank of the San Juans at 685 Horizon Drive on 01/23/23. Read about the original incident here. After several weeks of ongoing investigation and col...

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Police News
Posted on: February 28, 2023

GJPD Responds to Fatal Car Crash

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On 02/28/23, at approximately 12:40am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area of 30 Rd and E Rd for a fatal car crash. A car with one driver and two occupants, traveling westbound on E Rd and approaching 30 Rd, ran off th...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrests in Robbery

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After thorough investigation, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department arrested two men suspected of robbing Oasis Gaming at 756 North Ave on Friday, 07/24/23. Read more about the original incident here. On the morning of 02/27/23, officers with...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

GJPD Responds to Robbery. Suspects Still at Large

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On 02/24/23, at approximately 4:15pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to 756 North Avenue for a reported robbery. Two unknown males assaulted a female in the business and fled prior to law enforcement arriving at the scene. An...

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Police News
Posted on: February 19, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Assault

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On 02/17/23, at approximately 6:00pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department received reports of an assault which occurred in the 700 block of Noland Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado. It was reported an adult male assaulted a woman living in...

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Police News
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Former Caprock Academy Teacher Arrested for Sex Assault

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On 01/29/23, a former teacher of Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, Adam Burke, 39, now of Lakewood, CO was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on an arrest warrant for the following charges:  

  • Sexual Assault on a child by ...
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Police News
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

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 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 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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: October 29, 2021

GJPD Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Incident Update (2)

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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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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