#UPDATE: We’ve obtained additional pictures of the suspects involved in this crime. If you recognize these suspects, or have any information regarding this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County, reference GJPD case number 18-41794.
#UPDATE: The Grand Junction Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two additional suspects in the early morning burglary of a Walgreens drug store.
Attached are photos of the suspects, which were captured by security cameras in the business. While the images don’t provide a clear view of the suspects’ faces, we’re hoping someone might recognize them by their clothing. If you have any information about this crime or the identity of the suspects involved, please contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County.
Also, we can release the identity of the suspect who was apprehended and arrested in association to this incident. Datwain Conner, a 25 year old male, was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Jail for 1st Degree Burglary. A current booking photo of Conner is not available at this time.
This morning, at 4:45am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to the Walgreens on the corner of 1st Street and Patterson Road on a report of a burglary in progress. An alarm company reported that three suspects were inside the store, which was closed at the time. Officers responded to the scene, but the suspects were gone when they arrived. It is unknown at this time if the suspects stole anything from the business.
Approximately 30 minutes later, officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle from the burglary in the parking lot of the Walgreens on North Avenue, which was also closed. The store on North Avenue did not appear to have been entered, and the vehicle fled the area. Officers were able to quickly locate the vehicle in the parking lot of Bookcliff Middle School. Three subjects fled on foot from the vehicle. One was detained by officers and is currently in custody. Two other subjects fled westbound from the school. A perimeter of law enforcement, including the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Patrol, was set up in an effort to locate the suspects, including a K9 unit to attempt a track. A shelter in place order was sent out to more than 1000 phones in the area, including the Mesa County Health Department. The suspects were not located, and the shelter in place was lifted at 6:48am.
If you have any information about this crime or the suspects involved, please contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County. Also, please be sure to sign up to receive emergency alert information in the event of a critical incident in your area by visiting the City of Grand Junction website at http://www.gjcity.org.