On Thursday afternoon, July 24, an officer with the Grand Junction Police Department was in the area of 200 Rood Avenue on an unrelated incident when he was approached by a female, later identified as Shelley Meade, 33, asking several questions about the area. The officer recognized Meade and knew her to have an active felony arrest warrant. The warrant was confirmed and Meade was taken into custody and transported to the Mesa County Jail. When asked if she had anything illegal in her possession, Meade said no. During a subsequent search, Meade was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a schedule III controlled substance. Meade was charged with the warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule III/IV/V controlled substance, and introducing contraband.
Shortly after 11:00pm on Friday, July 25, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to 217 White Avenue on a report of a possible burglary in progress. The reporting parties witnessed a male breaking a window at the residence. Responding officers on scene were able to confirm that they saw a male moving around inside the apartment, but when they addressed him, he ran out of view. The owner of the property was contacted and confirmed that the apartment should be unoccupied. After numerous failed attempts to communicate with the male, entry was made into the residence and the suspect was located in the bathroom of the apartment. The male was identified as Michael Long, 53, and was found to have two active warrants for his arrest. Long was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. In addition to the warrants and drug possession, Long was charged with 1st degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and obstruction a peace officer.