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Update #3 to Hwy 6&50 and 25 Rd Crash #GVCopBeat

The Grand Junction Police Department has identified the woman who was riding the motorcycle involved in the crash at Hwy 6&50 and 25 Rd last evening.  25-year-old Brenna Martinez of Grand Junction remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

The driver of the Jeep has been identified as 29-year-old Robert Johnson of Grand Junction.

We are continuing our investigation.  If you witnessed this crash please call 970-242-6707 to provide your information.

Previously released information can be found here.

March 26, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | Leave a comment

Update #2 to Hwy 6&50 and 25 Rd Crash #GVCopBeat

The intersection of Hwy 6&50 and 25 Rd. is now open in all directions.

We are still asking for any witnesses to the crash to call 970-242-6707.

Previously released information can be found here.

March 25, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | Leave a comment

Update to Crash at Hwy 6&50 and 25 Rd #GVCopBeat

imageThe westbound lanes at the intersection of Hwy 6&50 and 25 Rd. remain closed at this time while Grand Junction Police officers investigate a two vehicle crash that sent a woman to the hospital with what appeared to be very serious injuries.

Investigators are asking for anyone who witnessed this crash to call the non-emergency dispatch number (970-242-6707) and provide information about what they saw.

At this point we believe the driver of a Jeep Cherokee was traveling northbound on 25 Rd trying to turn left onto westbound Hwy 6&50. We believe the motorcycle rider was southbound on 25 Rd and was entering the intersection when the two vehicles collided.  Officers observed what appeared to be very serious injuries to the motorcycle rider.  She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.  Neither the driver of the Jeep nor the two passengers were injured.

The westbound lanes will likely remain closed for another couple hours while investigators map the crash site.  We will update this blog when the lanes reopen.

March 25, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | 2 Comments

Crash at Hwy 6&50 and 25Rd #gvcopbeat

Grand Junction Police and Fire units are on scene of a crash at Hwy 6&50 and 25Rd. Westbound lanes are closed. Please avoid the area for now. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

March 25, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | Leave a comment

Crash at 4th St and Ute Ave. #GVCopBeat

Update at 1:30pm

After further investigation, officers have not been able to determine which vehicle ran the red light.  There will be no charges at this point.

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Update at 11:00am

At this point in the investigation we believe two people inside a van were traveling westbound on Ute Ave when they were struck by a driver of a pickup truck that was heading southbound. Witnesses say the collision caused the van to roll.  It landed on its wheels.  The two people inside the van were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

We are looking into the possibility that the driver of the pickup ran a red light, causing the collision.  Charges are pending further investigation.

The intersection has reopened.

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Previously released at 10:40am

The intersection of 4th and Ute Ave is closed due to a car crash. Detours are set up at 5th and Ute and 4th and Colorado.

We’ll release more information as it becomes available.  Please avoid the area for now.image

March 23, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | Leave a comment

Update to Suspected Arson Fire at Home on Patterson Rd.; Woman Arrested #GVCopBeat

Laura Lee Sanders

Laura Lee Sanders

The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested 48-year-old Laura Lee Sanders and charged her with 4th degree arson and two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.  The charges stem from the early morning fire at her home at 2576 Patterson Rd.

When officers arrived the house was engulfed in flames.  Sanders was standing outside the house, but refused directions from officers to get away from the home.  Instead she attempted to run back towards the burning structure.  Fearing for her safety, officers pulled her away from the burning house and detained her.

Sanders later told officers she used a lighter to ignite the curtains inside the home, stating that the home was going to be torn down anyway.  Officers booked her into the Mesa County Jail.

After putting out the fire, Grand Junction fire fighters found one dog and one cat deceased inside.

Previously released information

March 18, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | Leave a comment

Suspected Arson Forces Closure of Patterson Rd; One Person in Custody #GVCopBeat

arson

Update at 3:00 a.m.

All lanes of Patterson Rd are now open again. The investigation continues.

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The Grand Junction Police and Fire Departments are investigating a possible arson at 2576 Patterson Rd.  At this point in the investigation we believe a woman intentionally set her own home on fire.    She has been taken into custody and charges are pending.  We are still working to determine why she may have done this. No one was injured.

The home sustained significant damage, and Patterson Rd is closed between Meander Dr. and 25 1/2 Rd. because of the emergency crews working this fire and and the investigation.

We will send out an update when we have more information.

March 18, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | , , | 3 Comments

Nine Suspects In Custody After Investigation By Drug Task Force; Two More Are Wanted #GVCopBeat

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force has arrested nine people and is looking for two others after an extensive investigation into drug trafficking in Mesa County.  The investigation began in August 2014 when a confidential informant told investigators 38-year-old Jesus Cochran was supplying heroin to drug users in the area.  Cochran has also been tied to methamphetamine and cocaine distribution.

DTF investigators also obtained information about 47-year-old Raymond Cordova, who is also suspected of distributing significant quantities of illegal drugs in Mesa County.

DTF  investigators were able to link both Cochran and Cordova to 30-year-old Eduardo De La Cruz, who is believed to be the head of the drug trafficking organization and was the supplier for Cochran and Cordova.  De La Cruz is suspected of bringing significant amounts of drugs to Mesa County from the Salt Lake City area, where he lives.  DTF investigators arrested De La Cruz earlier this year after a brief standoff at a tattoo shop in the 1100 block of N. 25th St. (previously released information).

Multiple search warrants were obtained and executed during this investigation, and resulted in the seizure of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, US currency, firearms, and other illegal items.  DTF investigators also identified other local suspects who were supplied by and conspired with Cochran and Cordova to distribute the illegal drugs in Mesa County and elsewhere.  Those individuals are:

  • Sharon Jacobs- 58- years-old, (Arrested)
  • Robert McCullar- 23- years-old, (Arrested)
  • Jonathan Gardner- 25- years-old, (Arrested)
  • Kyle Finn- 26- years-old. (Arrested)
  • Callie Davis- 33- years-old. (Arrested)
  • Shauna Harlow- 35- years-old, (Arrested)
  • Cody Davis- 30- years-old, (Outstanding Warrant)
  • Steven Jones- 22- years-old, (Outstanding Warrant)
Eduardo De La Cruz

Eduardo De La Cruz

Jesus Cochran

Jesus Cochran

Raymond Cordova

Raymond Cordova

Sharon Jacobs

Sharon Jacobs

Robert McCullar

Robert McCullar

Jonathan Garner

Jonathan Garner

Kyle Finn

Kyle Finn

Callie Davis

Callie Davis

Shawna Harlow

Shawna Harlow

Cody Davis

Cody Davis

Steven Jones

Steven Jones

March 17, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | , , , | 1 Comment

Man Suspected of Threatening His Neighbor With a Knife Arrested #GVCopBeat

Paul Alex Lavadie

Paul Alex Lavadie

The Grand Junction Police Department arrested 46-year-old Paul Alex Lavadie overnight after his neighbor said Lavadie threatened him with a knife.  The neighbor told officers he went outside to take out his trash and found Lavadie walking in his backyard.  The neighbor said Lavadie became very belligerent and was yelling and screaming at him as he walked away.  As the neighbor was calling 911 to report this incident, Lavadie came back to the neighbor, continuing to yell at him.  The neighbor said Lavadie had a knife in his hand as he was running towards him saying he was going to kill him.  The neighbor then took off running.

Officers contacted Lavadie at his home in the 1200 block of Ute Ave.  He initially refused to come out.  He did exit the house at one point and was very confrontational with the officers, refusing to follow the verbal commands from the officers and refusing to walk toward the officers when requested.  He then walked back into his house after being told he was under arrest.  Officers repeated their verbal commands for him to come out of the house but he refused, so they deployed gas inside the home.  Lavadie then came out without incident and was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail.  He is charged with felony menacing, harassment, refusal to leave the premises, and obstructing a police officer.

March 13, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | Leave a comment

7th Annual Domestic Violence Prevention Academy To Be Held In GJ #GVCopBeat #grandjunction #mesacounty

DV Academy

March 12, 2015 Posted by | GJPD News | | Leave a comment

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