On Sunday, March 19th, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to the Holiday Inn Express on removal of a subject. Officer arrived on scene and contacted hotel staff who reported a male was wondering around inside the address and acting strange. The male suspect, who was later identified as Jeremiah Tomaske age 36, was gone when police arrived.
While investigating a vehicle break-in at the hotel, officers were alerted to a trespass in progress in the 2300 block of Leland Avenue. Once officers arrived at this scene, it was determined Tomaske jumped a fence to a business and was currently inside a fenced yard. Tomaske gained entry into a vehicle and was able to take physical control of the vehicle. Tomaske drove the vehicle through a fence causing more than $1000 in damage. Tomaske drove the vehicle to another address on Leland Avenue, parked the vehicle, and fled on foot.
At approximately 1123 hours, officers responded to the area of 25 Road and Waite Avenue on a report of another trespass in progress. When officers arrived, they located Tomaske and determined he matched the description of the other incidents. He was arrested, transported to the Mesa County Jail, and booked in on multiple charges.