News Flash

Posted on: November 17, 2021

One in Custody After Overnight Stabbing #GVCopBeat

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On November 16, 2021, around 10:00pm officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to 760 26 ½ Road on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with a stab wound in his chest/abdomen area. This male was transported...

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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

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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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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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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Police News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Afternoon Traffic Crash Results in Fatality #GVCopBeat

Incident Update (2)

The driver of a motorized scooter that was involved in a traffic crash this afternoon has died. 

Just after 4:00pm on Monday afternoon, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received calls to 9-1-1 reporting a crash involving a motorize...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

GJPD Recognizes Forensic Science Week #GVCopBeat

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Forensic Science Week, acknowledged September 19-25 throughout the United States, recognizes the important role forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty.  This week recognizes ...
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Police News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

GJPD Introduces Newly Promoted Officers #GVCopBeat

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We’re pleased to introduce the newest leaders at the Grand Junction Police Department!  After a competitive process, these four officers were recently promoted to a variety of supervisory positions in our agency.

Commander Douglas Norcross has ser...

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Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

GJPD Achieves Professional Accreditation #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department has once again achieved professional accreditation from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).  Our department first achieved CACP accreditation in 1996, and undergoes a required review process e...

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Police News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Only Three Days Left to Sign Up for National Night Out! #GVCopBeat

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National Night Out is just one week away!

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out e...

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Police News
Posted on: July 11, 2021

Officer Involved in OIS Identified #GVCopBeat

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

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Police News
Posted on: July 10, 2021

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

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: June 27, 2021

Officers Involved in OIS Identified #GVCopBeat

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Fatal Crash at 12th Street and Belford Avenue #GVCopBeat

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation #GVCopBeat

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

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Police News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Help Us Find Stolen Pet #GVCopBeat

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

One In Custody After Early Morning Robbery #GVCopBeat

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2021

One Victim Deceased After Early Morning Assault #GVCopBeat

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

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Police News
Posted on: May 15, 2021

GJPD Arrests Barricaded Subject for DV, Assault #GVCopBeat

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

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Police News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

GJRCC Recognizes Superior Performance

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

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Police News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Update to Recent Officer Involved Shooting

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

A Message to Our Community #GVCopBeat

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

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Police News
Posted on: March 7, 2021

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting #GVCopBeat

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

9-1-1 Technology Upgrades Cause Changes for Businesses

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

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Police News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Homicide Victim Identified as Missing Person

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

A full release of the homicide inve...

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Police News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

GJPD Investigating Homicide

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

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

One Arrested in Connection to Weekend Shooting

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

Israel Isaiah Maestas-Reza,...

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Police News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Update to Overnight Shooting

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

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Several Injured, One Deceased in Overnight Shooting #GVCopBeat

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

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Police News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

GJPD Responds to Domestic Violence Incident, Barricaded Subject

Incident Update (2)

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJPD Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Multiple Thefts

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

GJPD Makes Arrest in Kidnapping, Assault Case

Incident Update (2)

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Suspects Charged with Shooting Police Building

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

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Police News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

GJPD Searching for Kidnapping Suspect

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Grand Junction Cold Case Murder Solved After 45 Years

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

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

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