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3rd Person Arrested In Assault Case Involving Man Found On Main St. With Severe Head Injuries #GVCopBeat

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Brandon Malik Butler

The Grand Junction Police Department has learned that the 3rd suspect wanted in connection with the assault on 33-year-old Zachary Lane turned himself in at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, November 2.  21-year-old Brandon Malik Butler is facing second degree assault charges, as are two other men who were arrested last week.

Previously released information about this case can be found here.

November 4, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | | Leave a comment

Hwy 6 Reopened Following Crash Just West of 1st St. #GVCopBeat

Hwy 6 (North Ave) is now open again following this evening’s serious injury motorcycle crash just west of 1st St.  The investigation of the crash continues.  No further updates are expected tonight.

Previously released information can be found here.

November 1, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | | Leave a comment

Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 6 (North Ave) Just West of 1st St.; Road Closed At This Time #GVCopBeat

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle rider who rear-ended a Honda Civic.  The crash is on  Hwy. 6, just west of 1st St near Ed Bozarth Chevrolet.

At this point in the investigation we believe the motorcycle rider was in the left lane attempting to pass a vehicle that was in the right lane. That left lane becomes a left-turn only lane in front of Ed Bozarth Chevrolet.  A Honda Civic was in front of the motorcycle and had slowed significantly to make a left turn into Ed Bozarth Chevrolet from the turn lane.  The motorcycle rider, who witnesses say was speeding, did not see the slowed car in time, and although he tried to stop, the motorcycle rider crashed into the back of the Honda.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with what appear to be life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.  We do not have any indication at this point that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Hwy 6 (North Ave.) is closed from 1st St. to the point where it merges with Hwy 50 (in front of Dana Motors). It will likely remain closed for approximately another hour while investigators map the crash scene and gather evidence.

November 1, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , | 1 Comment

2 Arrests Made In September Assault Case Involving Man Found On Main St. With Severe Head Injuries; 3rd Person Wanted #GVCopBeat

Jeffrey Toney

Jeffrey Toney

Marquise Deshawn Evans

Marquise Deshawn Evans

The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested two men believed to be involved in an assault that left 33-year-old Zachery Lane with serious head injuries.  21-year-old Marquise Deshawn Evans of Grand Junction and 21-year-0ld Jeffrey Toney of Grand Junction are both in the Mesa County Jail.  They are facing second degree assault charges. We also have an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Brandon Malik Butler for second degree assault, however we have not located him at this time.

A woman found Mr. Lane lying on the sidewalk in front of 413 Main St. just after 2:00 a.m. on September 13, 2014. We identified the man as Zachery Lane, and he had significant, life-threatening head injuries that were not consistent with a simple fall. (Previously released information can be found here.)

Detectives began piecing together the limited initial information and using surveillance video from several sources in the Downtown area as well as information from a couple of witnesses, they were able to place the three suspects and Mr. Lane in the location of the assault at the same time it happened. No other people are seen entering or leaving that area during the time in question, and the three suspects are seen running down the alley behind the 400 block of Main St. shortly after.  There is no one behind them and the footage does not provide an obvious reason as to what the three were running from.

Detectives spoke with Brandon Butler who said he was in the area at that time but denied any involvement. They also spoke with Jeffrey Toney who also said he was in the area at the time. A judge signed a search warrant for the house where all three live, and investigators collected clothing matching the items worn by all three suspects on the night of the incident.

Mr. Lane has since been released from the hospital and is continuing his recovery. He told officers he did not have an argument with anyone and has no idea why someone would assault him.  He also does not know anyone who matches the descriptions of the three suspects.

Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of Brandon Malik Butler can contact Detective Michael Struwe at 970-549-5250.  You can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 970-241-7867 or going online at www.241STOP.com.

November 1, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , | 4 Comments

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week for October 30, 2014 #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

14-47833This week Crime Stoppers is requesting information that will lead to the identification of a male subject involved in a burglary.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 31st the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a business alarm at Super C convenience store located at 2685 C Road. The unknown suspect gained entry to the business by breaking a window. The total damage and property loss is in excess of $1,100.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5’7”, slender to medium build, wearing shorts, a dark color hooded sweatshirt with “Colorado” across the front and high top tennis shoes. The surveillance photo of the suspect is included with this blog post.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subject involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 970-241-7867. 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 us at www.241stop.com.

GJPD# 14-47833

October 30, 2014 Posted by | Crime of the Week | , , | Leave a comment

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week for October 23, 2014 #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopbeat

Crime StoppersCrime Stoppers is requesting information that will lead to the identification of the suspect that stole merchandise from Sportsman’s Warehouse located at 2464 US Hwy 6 & 50 on Tuesday, September 16th around 4:00 pm.

The suspect is a white male, early 20’s, 5’8”-5’10” tall, about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve button up shirt, tan pants and black and white baseball cap. The surveillance photo of the suspect and the female he was traveling are included with this blog post.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subject 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 us at www.241stop.com .

GJPD# 2014-51358

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Crime of the Week | , , | Leave a comment

GJPD Identifies Two Suspects In Armed Robbery- Asking For Public’s Help In Identifying Two Others #GVCopBeat

Will Free Robbery Suspect

Will Free
Robbery Suspect

The Grand Junction Police Department has identified two suspects believed to have been involved in an armed robbery at the Ipswich Inn at 2222 North Ave. on Friday, October 17 at approximately 9:00 p.m. We are also asking for the public’s help in identifying two other suspects in this case.

During the robbery two males armed with guns robbed the victim of his money after he responded to a website advertisement for “escort services.”  The victim said he called a phone number listed in the ad and spoke with a woman named Kaylee who told him to meet at the motel.  When he arrived a female answered the door and invited him in. After he entered the room two men wearing Halloween masks and another female came out of the bathroom area.  Both men were armed and one of the men held a gun to the victim’s head while demanding money.  The suspects took his cash.

The two female suspects left in a Honda Civic with Colorado license plates047MCU.  A woman named Kaylee Knosala had recently rented the room and provided the same license plate number for her vehicle. When officers interviewed Knosala she admitted to planning the robbery with her boyfriend, Will Free.Knosala said she was the person who answered the door and that the other female suspect talked to the victim on the phone.  Officers arrested Knosala and booked her into the Mesa County Jail.

Kaylee Knosala Robbery Suspect

Kaylee Knosala
Robbery Suspect

Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Will Free.  It is unknown if he is still in the Grand Junction area.  He may possibly be in the Denver area. His photo is included in this blog post.

We are still working to identify the other two people who were in the room during the robbery.  One is a black male who possibly goes by the name “Colton” or by the initials “K-O”. The other person is a Hispanic female.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Will Free or if you have information about the identity of the other two suspects, you can report it anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 970-241-7867 or online at www.241STOP.com.  Information that leads to an arrest could earn you a cash reward.

October 22, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , , | Leave a comment

Patterson Rd. Reopened After Serious Crash Involving Motorcycle and SUV #GVCopBeat

imagePatterson Rd. between 12th and 7th Streets is now open again following this afternoon’s crash involving a motorcycle rider and an SUV driver.

We are continuing to investigate this crash and have not charged anyone at this point.

The motorcycle rider remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Previously released information can be found here.

October 17, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , | Leave a comment

Serious Injury Crash On Patterson Between 12th and 7th Streets; All Lanes Closed At This Time #GVCopBeat

imageThe Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a serious injury crash that happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. today at the intersection of Patterson Rd. and 26 3/4 Rd (between 7th St. and 12th St.).

At this point in the investigation we believe an SUV driver was making a left turn onto Patterson Rd and pulled out in front of a motorcycle rider who was heading westbound on Patterson. The two vehicles collided, and the motorcycle rider suffered what appear to be serious injuries.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.  He was not wearing a helmet.

All lanes of Patterson between 7th St. and 12th St. are closed at this time. We are bringing out our accident reconstruction team, and it will likely take several hours for officers to complete their on-scene work. We will send an update when the road reopens.

October 17, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , | 1 Comment

Crime Stoppers Offering $1000 Reward For Information About Assault; Man Found On Main St. With Severe Head Injuries #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

Zachery Lane

Zachery Lane

Crime of the Week for October 16, 2014

This week Crime Stoppers of Mesa County needs your help in locating the suspects involved in an assault.

At 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 13th, police were dispatched to a medical call in the 400 block of Main Street. The male victim, 33 year old Zachery Lane was found unconscious and bleeding on the south sidewalk.  Lane was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of serious head injuries. Grand Junction Police detectives believe that Mr. Lane was assaulted.

If you have information about this crime or know the whereabouts or identity of the subjects involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 970-241-7867.  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 us at www.241stop.com

GJPD# 2014-50299

October 17, 2014 Posted by | Crime of the Week, GJPD News | , , , | 1 Comment

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