Early this morning, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department, along with deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, responded to multiple commercial burglaries.
Throughout the early morning hours, Country Club Liquors, Rib City Grill, and Bookcliff Liquors were burglarized, with property damage and property loss reported at each location. Shortly after the burglary at Bookcliff Liquors, an MCSO deputy observed a male fleeing from the area on foot. The male was later detained in a neighborhood near the business, wearing clothing matching that of the suspect caught on surveillance footage in the other burglaries. Additionally, property reported stolen from Country Club Liquors and Rib City Grill was located in the suspect’s vehicle, which was parked in an area near Bookcliff Liquors.
The male, identified as Tevin Calhoun, age 25, of Utah, was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Jail on multiple charges of burglary and theft. No booking photo is available for Calhoun at this time.
Calhoun is believed to have discarded a backpack, possibly light blue in color, somewhere in the area of Bookcliff Liquors. Residents in that area are asked to keep an eye out and call law enforcement immediately if a backpack is located on or near their property.
Calhoun is suspected to be connected to several other commercial burglaries that have occurred in Mesa County this month. This investigation remains active and ongoing, as detectives continue to seek evidence that may possibly link Calhoun to additional crimes in the area.