He is a white male, 5’7″ – 6’0″ tall with a slender build. Witnesses described him as scruffy, with 2 to 3 day old facial hair at the time of the robbery. They also said he has a very square jaw. He is approximately 45 to 50 years old. He was wearing a hat that covered all of his hair, glasses, a dark jacket with a hoodie, and dark pants.
If you have any information about the identity of this suspect please call 970-242-6707.
The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing more information about the bank robber who stole an undisclosed amount of cash this morning from the Bank of Colorado located at 29 Rd and Patterson. The suspect is described as a middle-aged white man with a thin build, wearing glasses, jeans, and a jacket with a hoodie.
The suspect walked up to the counter and handed the teller a note demanding money. We do not believe he displayed a weapon.
If you have any information about this suspect please call 970-242-6707.
Just before 10:00 a.m. a driver on I-70 called 911 to report a person in the canal near the Horizon Dr. exit. Grand Junction Police Officers quickly arrived on scene and found a man in the water. One of the officers grabbed a throw rope from the patrol car and was able to get it to the man who was able to hang on to it, but not able to tie it around himself. Because of the steepness of the bank and the thick mud that seemed to create suction on the man when he moved his legs, the officers were not able to pull him up the side of the bank.
When Grand Junction Fire Fighters arrived on scene, they too grabbed onto the rope, and with the extra manpower, the officers and fire fighters were able to pull the man up the bank and onto the canal road. It’s estimated he was in the water for at least a half hour.
Officers later learned the man was in a wheelchair and was wheeling himself down a narrow, grassy path next to the water’s edge when he fell in. The water had carried him a short distance down the canal before the officers were able to find him. He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
This afternoon 28-year-old Teyonna Lashay Allen, who was wanted on charges of 3rd degree assault, child abuse, and domestic violence, turned herself in at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Allen is suspected of pepper-spraying her husband in order to take their child away from him earlier this week.
Allen brought the baby with her when she turned herself in. The baby has been placed with his father in accordance with a court order that was issued prior to the pepper-spray incident.
Tyson R. Mclemee, the man suspected of firing a shot at another man earlier this week in the 1200 block of N. 15th St., is now in custody after turning himself in at the Grand Junction Police Department this afternoon. He has since been booked into jail.
The GJPD had an arrest warrant for Mclemee for the following charges:attempted first degree murder, menacing with a deadly weapon, prohibited use of a weapon, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
We are continuing our investigation.
The Grand Junction Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for 28-year-old Teyonna Lashay Allen for charges of 3rd degree assault, child abuse, and domestic violence.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Allen’s husband, Shawn Quintana, said he was walking out of the Mesa County Health Department carrying their infant son in a car seat. Quintana said a black SUV pulled up and his wife and three of her family members jumped out and surrounded him. Quintana said Allen grabbed the car seat but he refused to let go. Quintana said that’s when his wife sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. Allen was then able to take the child and all four jumped back into the SUV and left at a high rate of speed.
When officers responded they found Quintana attempting to wash out his eyes. They also detected the smell of pepper spray on him.
Quintana provided officers with a court ordered protection order that had been issued the day before but that had not yet been served to Allen. It protects Quintana and his son from Allen and places the son in Quintana’s custody.
Officers have been trying to locate Allen but have not been able to find her. If you have any information on Allen’s whereabouts please call 911 to provide the information.
We are happy to report that William Cody Westra has been found and is safe and sound. We’re glad for a quick and happy ending to this search!
Thanks to everyone who was looking for him.
UPDATE: The boy was found safe and sound last night. Thanks to all who kept an eye out for him.
The Grand Junction Police Department is looking for an 11-year-old boy who walked out of the Safeway store on Horizon Dr. just after 7:00 P.M. this evening and hasn’t been seen since.
William Cody Westra was last seen wearing a grey Broncos sweatshirt, black, baggy jeans, and white-t0p tennis shoes. He has brown hair, a medium build, and is about 5’5″ tall. His photo is included in this blog post.
An Emergency Notification has been sent to people in a quarter mile radius around the store asking for people to keep an eye out for him.
If you have seen William or know where he is please call 911 immediately.
The Grand Junction Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 32-year-old Tyson R. Mclemee, who is suspected of firing a shot at a man inside a home at 1267 N 15th St. last night.
Just after 10 P.M. last night the victim called 911 saying Mclemee fired a shot at him, grazing the coat he was wearing. The victim was not injured. GJPD officers responded immediately and found the victim outside and down the street from the home. He told officers a woman and three children were inside the home with the suspect. Officers surrounded the home in an effort to get Mclemee to come out. The 911 Communication Center also sent out an Emergency Notification to homes in a one block radius advising them to stay inside and lock their doors and windows.
When officers could not get a response from anyone inside they called in members of the GJPD and MCSO SWAT teams to assist. SWAT officers eventually made entry into the home but did not find anyone inside. They did find evidence of a shot being fired in the part of the home where the victim said Mclemee fired the round.
Not knowing if the woman and children were with the suspect or not, investigators immediately began searching for them to make sure they were safe. They were able to find the woman who told them she was inside the home with her children when she heard a verbal argument between Mclemee and the victim. She said she did not know a gun had been fired but had left the home with her children on her own. She said they were not injured and were not held against their will.
Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Mclemee. The charges include attempted first degree murder, menacing with a deadly weapon, prohibited use of a weapon, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
If anyone knows where Tyson Mclemee is, we ask they call 911 to report it immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous.
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.