Help us Identify These Thieves! #MCCrimeStopers #GVCopBeat

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Crime Stoppers LogoThe Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for your help to identify the subject(s) involved in a theft at the Murdochs store, at 3217 I-70B.

Sometime between 8:30pm on Wednesday, May 10, and 7:30am on Thursday, May 11, unknown persons removed seven metal storage boxes from the rear of the store. The boxes were designed to fit in the bed of a pickup truck. The estimated total value lost is $5800.

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The items stolen look similar to these.


If you know the identity of the subjects involved in this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 970-241-7867, or via When you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you can receive a cash reward of up to $1000. You will also remain completely anonymous. For more information please visit our website at

MCSO Case #17-14943

It’s On: Heroes Behind the Badge Blood Drive #ShareGJ

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blooddriveAll too often, law enforcement officers and fire fighters are forced to be reactive when it comes to providing life-saving help in our community.  This month, the Grand Junction Police Department, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Grand Junction Fire Department are going to partner with the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center—and COMPETE with one another—to create a proactive initiative in our community to donate blood.

For the third year in a row, we’re excited to announce the Heroes Behind the Badge blood drive! The premise is simple: we are urging community members to plan to donate blood sometime during May 15-25.  You can plan to attend one of the events listed below and donate at the blood-mobile, or you can go to the St. Mary’s Blood Center anytime during this timeframe.  When you donate, you’ll get the opportunity to vote for Police or Fire.  The agency with the most votes at the end of the 10 day drive will win a traveling trophy, as well as a $500 donation to the charity of their choice.

A few things to remember:

  • Bring your ID, drink lots of water, and try to eat something before you donate.
  • Remember to VOTE!
  • Help us spread the word by telling family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
  • Donors with O- blood type are especially encouraged to donate! While all donations are valuable, this blood type is rare and universal.

One in seven people entering the hospital will need blood. Your donation could potentially save the lives of up to three people.  Please consider joining us this month to save lives in our community!


Heroes Behind the Badge Bloodmobile Dates and Locations:

Friday, May 19th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm – Long Family Memorial Park

Monday, May 22nd, 7am to 9am – St. Mary’s Blood Center

Wednesday, May 24th, 7am to 9am – GJ Fire Station 1, 625 Ute Avenue

Thursday, May 25, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – City of Fruita, 325 E. Aspen Avenue


Donate anytime at the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center!

750 Wellington Avenue, Entrance 22

Monday through Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm   Saturday: 8am – noon

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Join Us for Coffee with a Cop for #PoliceWeek2017! #ShareGJ

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Coffee with a copAs part of the Police Week festivities taking place in the coming days, the Grand Junction Police Department would like to welcome our community to join us for a Coffee with a Cop event on Tuesday, May 16, from 8:00am to 10:00am, at the Artful Cup, located in the Hospice complex at 3090 N. 12th Street.

The Coffee with a Cop initiative began in Hawthorne, CA, in 2011, and has been adopted by law enforcement agencies in all 50 states, as well as around the world.  The program is intended to provide a way to interact with our community members and to build trust with the citizens we serve.  As Chief Camper often says, “We can’t wait for a crisis to introduce ourselves.”

There is no agenda for our Coffee with a Cop event.  We just encourage people to drop by the Artful Cup, say hello, ask questions, share concerns, or simply talk about mutual goals we have for our community.  We look forward to meeting you!

Ben Abbott Found Safely

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The missing person reported on May 9, 2017, was found safely the same day at 10:38 pm at Walker Field Regional Airport. Ben Abbott was returned back to his residence at 181 Elm Avenue. Thank you to everyone who called in with information about Mr. Abbott.

Crash: Motorcycle v Car #GVCopBeat

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Today, officers with the Grand Junction Police Dept responded to a crash in the area of 3260 N 12th Street, between a motorcycle and a car. An adult male was riding a motorcycle northbound on N 12th Street, an adult female was driving a passenger car southbound on the same road. The female appears to have turned in front of the motorcycle resulting in a collision. The male was transported to hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Crash: Bicycle v Car #GVCopBeat

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Grand Junction Police Officers are currently investigating a crash that occurred at the intersection of N 5th Street and Kennedy Ave. At this point we know that an adult male was northbound on a bicycle and collided with a adult female that was eastbound in a passenger car. The male did sustain injuries but at this point the exact details of these injuries are unknown. (GJPD # 17-00027314)

Time to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinets! #GVCopBeat #ShareGJ

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rx_longOn Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Grand Junction Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the lobby of the GJPD at 555 Ute Avenue.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Locally, we collected almost 300 pounds of unwanted medication for safe disposal!  Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or call (970)549-5114.