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Crime Stoppers Assisting GJPD and Department of Corrections With Search For Wanted Fugitives #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

Update on March 10, 2014

Angel Pinela was arrested in Garfield County over the weekend.  The other four parole absconders are still at large.

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March 7, 2014

Here is information put out by Crime Stoppers of Mesa County this afternoon:

WANTED FUGITIVES

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – The Grand Junction Police Department in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Corrections is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following wanted fugitives, who are believed to be in the Grand Junction area.
If you know the whereabouts of these individuals, please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information leading to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information on how to report a crime see us at www.241stop.com.

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

GJPD Awarded Grant for New K9 Vest #GVCopBeat

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Ofc. Geraldine Earthman with K9 Joker.

The Grand Junction Police Department has learned that the group Vested Interest in K9s will be awarding our agency a new ballistic vest for our K9 Joker.  Joker has been helping us fight crime since 2011.

The grant is part of a nationwide Groupon Event that raised more than $300,000 to outfit K9s in agencies across the country with bullet and stab protective vests.

Here’s more information provided by the folks at Vested Interest In K9s, Inc:

Vested Interest in K9’s, Inc, is the nation wide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate. The online $10 donation suggested interested persons purchase a GROUPON (a tax deductible donation) through the secure website where all funds were allocated to purchase ballistic vests for our four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner.

In 2013 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. partnered with Groupon and was named as one of “The Best of 2013” campaigns. The non profit raised $155, 537.33 in just one week, which provide ballistic vests for 163 law enforcement dogs in 30 states.  There are an estimated 30,000 police dogs throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided 585 law enforcement dogs in 39 states with protective vests since 2009.

The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor.

New K9 graduates as well as K9′s with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations and event listings are via the website: www.vik9s.org.

 

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

Sexually Violent Predator Community Notification #GVCopBeat

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Christopher Stubblefield, a sexually violent predator as classified by the State of Colorado, has moved to Community Corrections at 650 South Ave in Grand Junction.  Mr. Stubblefield has registered his move appropriately with the Grand Junction Police Department.

Mr. Stubblefield has been the subject of a previous sexually violent predator notification in Grand Junction, but unregistered with the Grand Junction Police Department when he moved to another town outside of Mesa County.  He has since moved back into Grand Junction, which is why we are again notifying the community of his residence here.

In accordance with state law, the Grand Junction Police Department is in the process of notifying the community of his residency within the City. In addition to the information being provided to the media for dissemination and bulletins that have been mailed to the addresses surrounding 650 South Ave., the GJPD is televising an informational presentation on Mesa County Cable Channel 12 on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7am, 12:30pm, and 7pm. The presentation is approximately 20 minutes long.

Community members can also see the informational presentation and the SVP bulletin regarding Christopher Stubblefield on the police department webpage at:
http://gjcity.org/SexuallyViolentPredatorInformation

A list of registered sex offenders living in Mesa County, including a map of their locations, can be viewed on the websites of all of the police and sheriff agencies in Mesa County, or by visiting www.mesacountyunifiedsexoffenderregistry.org.

For statewide information about sex offenders living in Colorado visit www.sor.state.co.us.

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

Sexually Violent Predator Community Notification #GVCopBeat

Stubblefield, Christopher 20140228

Christopher Stubblefield, a sexually violent predator as classified by the State of Colorado, has moved to Community Corrections at 650 South Ave in Grand Junction.  Mr. Stubblefield has registered his move appropriately with the Grand Junction Police Department.

Mr. Stubblefield has been the subject of a previous sexually violent predator notification in Grand Junction, but unregistered with the Grand Junction Police Department when he moved to another town outside of Mesa County.  He has since moved back into Grand Junction, which is why we are again notifying the community of his residence here.

In accordance with state law, the Grand Junction Police Department is in the process of notifying the community of his residency within the City. In addition to the information being provided to the media for dissemination and bulletins that have been mailed to the addresses surrounding 650 South Ave., the GJPD is televising an informational presentation on Mesa County Cable Channel 12 on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7am, 12:30pm, and 7pm. The presentation is approximately 20 minutes long.

Community members can also see the informational presentation and the SVP bulletin regarding Christopher Stubblefield on the police department webpage at:
http://gjcity.org/SexuallyViolentPredatorInformation

A list of registered sex offenders living in Mesa County, including a map of their locations, can be viewed on the websites of all of the police and sheriff agencies in Mesa County, or by visiting www.mesacountyunifiedsexoffenderregistry.org.

For statewide information about sex offenders living in Colorado visit www.sor.state.co.us.

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

Upcoming Sexually Violent Predator Community Notification #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

In accordance with state law, the Grand Junction Police Department will be conducting a Community Notification regarding a state classified sexually violent predator (SVP) that is moving into our city.  On Friday, March 7  we will be using Mesa County Cable Channel 12 to present the information to the public.  The approximately 20 minute program will air at7:00am, 12:30pm, and 7:00pm, and will include educational information about sex offenders and those classified as sexually violent predators, as well as specific information about the SVP that is moving to our area.

Local media will also receive information about the SVP on Friday, and we will update this blog with his information as well.  We will also be mailing information to those living near the SVP’s address.

A list of registered sex offenders currently living in Mesa County, including a map of their locations, can be viewed by visiting www.mesacountyunifiedsexoffenderregistry.org.

More information about SVPs can be found here.

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

Crime of the Week for February 27, 2014 #MCCrimeStoppers

 

14-8711Crime Stoppers Bulletin for February 27, 2014

This week Crime Stoppers of Mesa County needs your help to identify and locate the female suspect that was involved in an assault and vandalism.

On Sunday, February 16th just after 9:50 pm the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of an assault that occurred at Pete’s House of Spirits located at 1560 North Avenue. The female suspect became irate after the clerk refused to sell her alcohol without a valid ID. She assaulted the clerk then knocked down the beer bottles. Video surveillance captured a Hispanic female approximately 18-20 years old and last seen
wearing a black jacket with brown fur on the hood and a red bandana wrapped around her red streaked dark hair. The suspect fled in a black KIA passenger car. The surveillance photos of the suspect can be viewed at http://www.241stop.com.

If you know the identity or location of the subjects involved in this crime, please call 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.

Case # 14-8711

March 3, 2014 Posted by | Crime of the Week | , , , , , | 1 Comment

GJPD Arrests Man for Multiple Vehicle Break-ins. More Than a Dozen Possible Victims Identified So Far #GVCopBeat

GARRETTAUSTINPHOTO022714The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested a man who is believed to have broken into more than a dozen vehicles near the CMU campus overnight.

Just before 5:30 this morning officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the 900 block of Glenwood Ave. for a man who was seen trying the door handles of cars.  The man would duck down when cars passed by him.

Officers found a man matching the suspect’s description sitting the driver seat of a car with the driver side door open.  He appeared to be reaching toward the glove box at the time.  When officers spoke with him they noticed his pockets were overly full and he had a backpack with a drill and tool box sticking out it.  The man, later identified as 22-year-old Garrett Austin, initially said he owned the car, but did not know who the car was registered to.  He later told officers he did not know whose vehicle he had been in, and that he did not have permission to be in it.

Officers arrested Austin on charges of felony 1st degree criminal trespass of autos and misdemeanor theft.  He also received a possession of a dangerous or illegal weapon charge because officers found a butterfly knife in his pants pocket when they searched him.

Officers have continued investigating throughout this morning, and at this point have identified 16 possible victims related to this case.  There is a possibility that there are other victims who haven’t yet realized their cars were also broken into.  If you believe you are a victim in this case you can call 970-242-6707 to report it.

February 27, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , , , , | Leave a comment

GJPD Investigating Possible Scam Involving Baby Item Donations #GVCopBeat

The Grand Junction Police Department has received several complaints from residents who believe they have been scammed by a local woman out of more than a thousand dollars worth of baby items.  The victims say they responded to a Facebook post that was asking for donations of baby items for newborn triplets.  At this point in our investigation we believe the woman asking for the donations was using a fake name on Facebook.

Our investigators have spoken with the woman we believe was asking for the donations and have collected items related to donations she received.  She has not been charged with any crimes at this point, however we are still investigating.  We advise people to stop donating to this person until we have concluded our investigation.

If you have already donated items and believe you are a victim of a scam, or if you have any further information about this case, please call 970-242-6707 to report it.

February 25, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , , , , | 1 Comment

Do You Know Who Owns This Truck? GJPD Investigating Possible Stolen Vehicle #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

IMG_1516The Grand Junction Police Department is trying to identify the owner of this older model, purple, Ford pickup truck.  At this time we believe the truck may have been stolen.  We recently recovered it in Grand Junction.  If you know who the owner is please call 970-242-6707.

Because this is part of an ongoing investigation we are not able to provide further details, however any help you can provide in connecting us with the owner of this truck is greatly appreciated.

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February 25, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

West Middle School Transitioning to Shelter In Place Following Police Activity in the Area #GVCopBeat

West Middle School is transitioning to shelter in place after briefly being put on lockdown late this morning.

Grand Junction Police officers were called out to the 1700 block of N. 1st St. when a woman reported she had been assaulted.  The victim said a man, whom she knew, kicked in her door and assaulted her.  He then fled  and was believed to have been armed with a knife.

Officers put West Middle School on lockdown as a precaution while they searched the area for the suspect.  Extra officers also went to Grand Junction High School as a precaution.  At this time they  have not located the man, but do not believe the schools are in any danger.

Police officers will continue to try to locate the suspect.  If you have any information about this incident please call 242-6707.

February 24, 2014 Posted by | GJPD News | , , | Leave a comment

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