The GJPD Patrol

Scam Alert: GJPD Takes Reports On 2 Different Scams Hitting The Area Recently #GVCopBeat

Scam alertThis week the Grand Junction Police Department took reports from people about two different scams that appear to be hitting the area right now.

The first scam involves a caller, possibly identifying himself as “John Ross with UPS”,  who tells the potential victim they have a package from Publisher’s Clearing House.  The package is apparently a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The second scam involves a call with an automated voice message that states, “Your Mastercard has been lost, please press 4 to connect with security.”

Whenever you receive an unsolicited call, piece of mail, or email claiming you have won a large amount of money, or claiming your bank or credit account has been compromised, ALWAYS verify first.  Do not use the phone numbers or website provided by the person who contacted you.  Instead, make sure to use contact information that you know is legitimate, such as phone numbers or websites listed on your bank or credit card statements.  Also remember that someone who tells you that you have won a big prize from a game or lottery you have never played is probably trying to take advantage of you and your money.

For more information about various scams that often come through our area visit our website:

August 7, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , , | Leave a comment

Expect Traffic Delays on Ute Ave. at 4th St. This Afternoon #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

New developments in a crash investigation that began on July 27 have created a need for additional crash scene mapping of the intersection at Ute Ave. and S. 4th St.  As a result, Grand Junction Police officers will be closing one lane of Ute Ave. through the intersection of S. 4th St. this afternoon while they map the intersection.  Brief road closures may also be necessary during this time.  The delays are expected to happened between 2:00pm and 4:00pm today (August 5, 2014).

August 5, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , | Leave a comment

Is Your Neighborhood On The List? National Night Out is Tonight- Find Out If Your Neighborhood Is Hosting An Event #GVCopBeat #gjco #NNO2014


GJPD Volunteer Linda is filling bags with important safety information for residents and fun goodies for the kids. Officers will distribute the bags to neighborhoods during National Night Out.

More than 20 neighborhoods across Grand Junction are hosting National Night Out events tonight (August 5, 2014).  Find out if your neighborhood is sponsoring an event using this link.  All of the events take place this evening, but the individual neighborhoods each have their own start times.

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 registered their National Night Out events with the Grand Junction Police Department will have an officer stop by and visit them during the event to provide safety information and answer questions.  We also have bags of goodies to hand out to the kids!

If your neighborhood is having an event tonight, we’d love to share your photos on our social media sites. Email them to


August 5, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | | Leave a comment

Update: Monument Rd at Mariposa Dr Has Reopened #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

Street crews have cleared the debris from Monument Rd near Mariposa Dr and the road is now open again.  Please remember to use caution when driving on roads that have been flooded and continue to watch for debris on the streets.  Street crews are working hard throughout the city to make sure the roads are safe for drivers and to clean up messes caused by the storm.

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

School Bus Delays Due to Street Flooding #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

School buses will be delayed to the Fruita, Redlands and Glade Park areas. Parents can check or the Mesa County Valley School District 51 FB page

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

Update: Monument Rd Closed between Mariposa and S. Glade Park Rd #GVCopBeat #mesacounty #gjco

Monument Rd is closed between Mariposa and S. Glade Park Rd at the moment due to mud, rocks, and logs that have washed onto the road.  City crews have been paged out to clear the debris.  Drivers need to find an alternate route.  We will update when we have more information.

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

Driver Alert: Minor Street Flooding and Debris In Roads In And Around the City #GVCopBeat

IMG_0509We are responding to reports of street flooding and debris in the roadways both in and around the city.  Drivers need to go slow and be watchful for items that have washed into the roads.

Some of the areas being impacted are:

  • Monument Rd near Mariposa
  • Broadway near 18 Rd
  • Various intersections throughout the city

We are in the process of working with School District 51 and the school bus company to make sure they are aware of the situation. We’ll post more information as we get it.

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

2nd Suspect Arrested In Connection With Stolen Rifles From Local Sporting Goods Store #GVCopBeat

Adam James Rodriguez

Adam James Rodriguez

The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested a second person believed to have been acting as an accomplice to a 16-year-old who was arrested for stealing two rifles from Cabela’s on July 29, 2014.  22-year-old Adam James Rodriguez of Clifton is in the Mesa County Jail on theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video of two male subjects in the “gun library” area of the store.  One of the males, believed to be 16-year-old Florencio Gonzalez, is seen hiding the two rifles in his pant legs.  A second male, believed to be Rodriguez, appears to be acting as a lookout.  As part of the investigation two witnesses were shown the surveillance video and both identified the second person as Rodriguez and that they had seen him earlier at a residence with Gonzalez.

When officers contacted Rodriguez he admitted to being present during the theft and knowledge of the theft after he saw Gonzalez remove the rifles from his pants.  He denied seeing the theft in the store occur.  Based on the video footage, investigators do not believe Rodriguez could have missed the theft occurring.

Previously released information about this case can be found here.

Bond information about inmates in the Mesa County Jail can be found here.

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

GJPD Looking For Victims And Information About Stolen Solar Lights; Multiple Lights Have Been Recovered #GVCopBeat #mesacounty

14-00041789 007This morning a Grand Junction Police officer responded to Grand Junction High School for a vandalism report.  The principal show the officer to the band practice field, where someone had scattered several dozen solar powered lights on the field.  The officer collected and booked them into evidence.

We have taken a report from at least one homeowner who reported his lights missing.  We know that there are many other homeowners who either do not know they have been victims of this crime, or who have not reported it to us.  Homeowners should check to see if their solar lights are still on their property, and if not, please contact us by calling 970-242-6707 to report it.

We also hope anyone who has information about the person or persons who took the lights will provide that to us.  You can report crimes anonymously be contacting Crime Stoppers at 970-241-7867 or online at

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

Back to School Reminders for Grand Valley Parents, Kids, and Drivers #GVCopBeat #mesacounty #gjco

IMG_0206.01It is back to school time as summer is over for local kids. That means drivers need to be aware, cautious and diligent.

Monday, August 4, is the first day of school for School District 51 kids, as well as local private schools. As a result, there will be increased walkers and bike riders to and from schools, with most of those being school age kids.

Drivers are reminded that school buses will be out and making frequent stops. Kids do horseplay and may not always be on a sidewalk, so be cautious about speed and keep a safe distance from children. Parents and drivers should also report any suspicious activities as a community effort to keep children safe.

Parents and guardians should caution kids about the dangers of not using sidewalks (when they are available), remind them to not get into vehicles or speak with strangers, to be aware of their surroundings, travel in groups, pre-designate a path to and from home/school, identify safe locations along the route between home/school and other safety tips.

It is most often a fun time for kids to return to school, or start school in the case of kindergartners. We welcome them all to school and look forward to great 2014-15 school year!

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


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