The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center-Notification on the Collbran Landslide #GVCopBeat #MesaCounty

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On June 3, 2015 the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center released a typed message and a pre-recorded phone message regarding the West Salt Creek landslide to residents in Collbran.

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“Spilling of the landslide pond likely between Thursday and Sunday. The potential impact is unknown at this time. Salt Creek Road and Collbran residents in low lying areas should be prepared to move to higher ground.”

The pre-recorded phone message was to be the same as the typed message. The pre-recorded message that was released was the wrong message. This mistake was realized and the correct phone message was sent out.

Previous Information Released from Mesa County Officials: 

County officials transition to Level Two response for West Salt Creek Landslide
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 09:35 AM PDT

Mesa County officials today are implementing a Level Two response to the West Salt Creek Landslide. Conditions that prompted a Level One response last week are continuing.

The Level Two designation is a proactive step to be ready for an event, should it occur.

“We’ve been in a heightened state of awareness, but what this does is puts residents in low-lying areas on alert that something is likely to happen,” said Andy Martsolf, Mesa County’s Emergency Manager. “The magnitude of this event is unknown, but residents should be prepared to move to higher ground.”

The Landslide that struck the Grand Mesa a year ago left a swath of debris 3 miles long and ¾ of a mile wide. What officials call a “sag pond” has formed from rainwater, snowmelt and other runoff near the top of the slide.

Current conditions indicate the pond is likely to spill between Thursday and Sunday. If that happens, it is possible to see rapid down-cutting of the “slump block,” or debris field. This type of event may release a large volume of water that may impact Salt Creek Road and Collbran residents.

Mesa County’s emergency plan calls for immediate notification of the public when conditions become hazardous to citizens. Collbran residents this morning were made aware of the Level Two designation and the possibility of water spilling over the pond or finding a route down the debris area.

Last week, officials noticed the appearance of a stream below the pond. That prompted the Level One response designation.

Peak runoff and rain forecast for the weekend could contribute to the pond spilling.

Mesa County is providing sandbags for people in low-lying areas. To get those, call Mesa County Road and Bridge at (970) 244-1807.

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National Night Out…It’s Time to Register YOUR Neighborhood! #GVCopBeat #MesaCounty #ShareGJ

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The sun is shDocumentining, summer weather is finally here–

National Night Out will take place during the evening hours of August 4  in neighborhoods across Grand Junction, and registration is currently underway.

National Night Out is an annual event that helps fight crime in our neighborhoods by building camaraderie and familiarity between neighbors, while also sending a message to criminals that their neighborhoods are willing to fight back against crime.  All Grand Junction neighborhoods who register their National Night Out events with the Grand Junction Police Department will be eligible to have an officer stop by and visit them during the event to provide safety information and answer questions.

What does a National Night Out event look like?

That’s completely up to you and your neighbors.  In years’ past we’ve seen neighborhoods organize ice cream socials, host pizza parties, have all of the residents bring their BBQs into their driveways for a cookout, or just meet in someone’s yard for cookies and lemonade.  We’ve posted a whole list of possibilities here.  The idea is to customize your neighborhood event so it encourages and invites participation from those who live around you.

How do I register my neighborhood?

Simply visit our National Night Out website.409644_348154448593896_512501409_n

How do I know if someone else in my neighborhood has already registered an event for us?

As people register their neighborhoods, the information will show up on our National Night Out website.  There’s a link to see which neighborhoods have registered and who is hosting the event.  You can also call 970-549-5300 for more information.

What kinds of things do neighborhoods do during National Night Out?

Are you thinking of hosting an event for your neighborhood?  Get some event ideas here.

 

KB

 

Assault in 800 Block of Rood Avenue #GVCopBeat

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In the early morning hours of June 2, 2015 there was an assault in the 800 block of Rood Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. At this time there are no suspects. The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating this incident.

The Grand Junction Police Department is asking for anyone who observed suspicious activity in the area between the hours of 2 – 4 am to call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP (7867).

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week for May 29, 2015 #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

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Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating the suspects that used a
stolen credit card at Walgreen’s located at 240 W. Park Drive on Thursday,Copy of 15-22540
April 16th.
The first suspect is described as a white male about 5’6” to 5’8” tall,
approximately 160-180 pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen
wearing a dark blue sleeveless shirt with a star emblem on the front and
camouflage pants. The second suspect is described as a white male about
5’9” to 6’1” tall, approximately 200-240 pounds with short dark hair. He
was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, jeans and a gray shirt over
a white long-sleeve shirt and white tennis shoes.
If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subjects involved in this
crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to
Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward
and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information, see usCopy of 2015-22540_1
at http://www.241stop.com.
GJPD Case # 2015-22540

Narcotics Bust Made by GJPD Street Crimes and WCDTF #GVCopBeat 

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The Western Colorado Drug Task Force and the Grand Junction Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant on 2828 Orchard Ave #31 last night– The search warrant lead to five arrests.

36-year-old Christine Tate was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail on the following charges:

– Two Counts of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.

– Possession and Intent to Distribute within 1000 Feet of a School or Public Housing

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Christine Tate

– Child Abuse/Criminal negligence

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

37-year-old Lance Timothy, a quarterly required registered sex offender, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail on the following charges:

– Four counts of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

– Possession and Intent to Distribute within 1000 Feet of a School or  Public Housing

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Timothy Tyler

– Possession of a Schdule III/IV/V Controlled Substance

– Three Counts of Child Abuse/Criminal Negligence

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

30-year-old Kayla Strawn was also located in the apartment and arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail on the following charges:

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Kayla Strawn

– Possession of a Schdule I/II Controled Substance

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

57-year-old Melody Mayfeild and 53-year-old Kenneth Jennings were also arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail on the following charges:

– Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The drugs seized in the apartment include methampethamine, heroin and Alprazolam. Some of the methampethamine, other drugs and drug paraphernalia items were easily accessible to children in the apartment; including the daugther to Strawn.

KB

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Melody Mayfield

 

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Kenneth Jennings

Periodic 28 1/4 Road Closures #GVCopBeat #GVTraffic

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The intersection of 28 1/4 Road and Orchard Avenue will be closed until around 1:00 PM while traffic investigators conduct follow-up scene mapping related to the roll over crash on May 22nd involving a GVT bus.  Driver’s are cautioned that delays in that area could be up to 45 minutes in duration.

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Credit Card Skimmer Device Update #GVCopbeat

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At 8:24 am this morning, officers were dispatched to the Bank of Colorado at 200 Grand Ave in reference to a skimmer device found on the ATM machine.  At the same time, staff from the Bank of Colorado at 2903 Patterson Rd located a skimmer device on the ATM in their drive-up area.  Through video surveillance, officers were able to obtain a description of the suspects involved in placing those devices.

At the Bank of Colorado at 2903 Patterson Rd, the skimmer device appears to have been placed around 5:40 am.  Both suspects were males, twenty to thirty years of age.    The first male was wearing dark colored pants and shoes and a gray hoodie sweatshirt underneath a dark colored jacket.  The second male was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans, and dark colored shoes.

At the Bank of Colorado at 200 Grand Ave, the skimmer device appears to have been placed around 5:49 am.  Both suspect were males, twenty to thirty years of age.  The first male was wearing a black jacket, white hat, and black pants.  the second male was wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black baseball cap, blue jeans, and white shoes.  Both males were later seen in the area in a black, four door style Honda or Oldsmobile sedan with unknown California license plates.

If you have information on the identity of any of these individuals, please contact the Grand Junction Police Department at 970-242-6707.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report the information to Crime Stoppers at 970-241-STOP (7867).

Bank of Colorado: 2903 Patterson Rd

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Bank of Colorado: 200 Grand Ave

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