Six People Arrested Following Overnight Incident That Began In The 2600 Block of Belford Ave. #GVCopBeat
The Grand Junction Police Department arrested six people overnight following an incident that began in the 2600 block of Belford Ave.
Street Crimes Unit officers received information that 22-year-old Jordan Vigil, a man with outstanding warrants, was at an apartment at 2601 Belford Ave. The warrants included a no bond warrant for failure to comply on charges including previous offender in possession of a firearm, prohibited use of a firearm, criminal impersonation, possession of a controlled substance and special offender, as well as a warrant for failure to appear on assault and felony menacing charges. Officers also had information about the location of a vehicle that Vigil had previously been seen in.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near 13th St. and Walnut Ave. Two adults, 19-year-old Antonio Arredondo and 18-year-old Aide Gutierrez, and a juvenile were inside the vehicle, however Vigil was not. Arredondo was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail on charges of possession of weapons by a previous offender, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and special offender. Gutierrez was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail for possession of a controlled substance. The juvenile was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
At the same time, other officers were at the apartment complex, and saw Vigil in one of the units. Officers knocked on the door and asked him to come out, but he would not. They then obtained a search warrant allowing them to go inside the apartment to look for him. Officers made repeated calls using a loud speaker telling Vigil to come out, but he would not. Eventually SWAT officers were called in and they continued telling Vigil and any other occupants to come out. They also had information that a baby was inside the apartment, and eventually 22-year-old Romeo Lujan came out with the baby. Lujan was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The baby was not injured and was given to a family member.
SWAT officers then continued telling Vigil to come out. They also had information that a woman was inside the apartment with him. Eventually, when neither came out of the apartment, officers deployed tear gas inside the unit, causing Vigil and the woman, 18-year-old Cassidy Seiff, to surrender without further incident. Both were booked into the Mesa County Jail for outstanding warrants. Additional charges are pending.