Incident Near Middle School Results in Three Arrests #GVCopBeat

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At approximately 10:40 a.m., three subjects were reported to be trespassing at Bookcliff Middle School, 540 29 1/4 Road.  The subjects were located and contacted by a Grand Junction Police Department officer in the area of 29 1/2 Road and Orchard Avenue.  One of the subjects was believed to be reaching for a weapon, despite the officer’s commands, and the subjects were detained at gunpoint until back-up officers arrived on scene.  Once other officers arrived, all three subjects were placed into custody without incident.  Subsequently, a BB gun (photo attached), which looked alarmingly similar to a real firearm, was found in the possession of one of the subjects. The restraint shown by this officer was commendable.

The subjects involved were two 16 year old males, and one 20 year old male, later identified as Frank Foster.  Foster was found to have three active warrants, and was searched incident to arrest.  Foster was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.  Foster was transported to the Mesa County Jail and booked on charges of 3rd Degree Criminal Trespass (PO1), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (DPO), and Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (DF4).  The juveniles will be charged with misdemeanor crimes and released to parents/guardians. Bookcliff Middle School went into lockdown during the incident, but was released shortly after, with the assistance of other law enforcement personnel and school security officers on scene.

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3 thoughts on “Incident Near Middle School Results in Three Arrests #GVCopBeat

    Samantha Swingle said:
    May 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I can only imagine what those individuals were doing at a school during the day with drugs and weapons in their possession. Thank you officers for your constant willingness to protect our most vulnerable population at the risk of your own lives. And thank you for refusing to be quick to pull a trigger when having to decide whether or not you are in mortal danger.

    wildbronco26 said:
    May 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    This shows just how dangerous it is for anyone to be carrying something that looks like a real firearm. Had they reached for it while in the presence of a civilian with a CCW the situation would have ended quite differently and then a parent would be wanting to have the Adult with the CCW arrested and charged. PARENTS NEED TO WAKE UP AND IF THEY FIND ONE OF THESE BB GUNS IN THEIR CHILDS ROOM WITH THE RED CAP REMOVED (IT IS ENSTALLED TO INSURE THAT THEY CAN BE DISTINGUISHED FROM THE REAL THING) THE PARENT NEEDS TO TAKE POSSESION AND GET RID OF IT.

    Shirley Echer said:
    May 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

    This might be a toy, buy how are police suppose to know that twenty to thirty yards away? Packing something like this around concealed is asking for trouble. You couldn’t pay me enough to be a police officer in this day and age. I have nothing but respect for all of them,

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