Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department have made two arrests related to the incident that resulted in the lockdown of Mind Springs Health for several hours this morning.
Salminieo Bustos, 44, of Grand Junction, was arrested for charges of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (DF4), Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (F6), and Special Offender (DF1). Bustos was not located in the hospital after an extensive search and evacuation of the building, but was contacted this afternoon in the area of 29 1/2 Road and Patterson Road and detained at that time. Further investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident led to his arrest.
Additionally, at the time Bustos was arrested, he was with a woman who was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Mitzy Hubbard, 43, of Grand Junction, was also arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Jail on charges of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (DF4) and Possession with Intent to Distribute (DF2).
Previous booking photos of Bustos and Hubbard are attached. An earlier release regarding this incident follows below.
Shortly after 10:30am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to Mind Springs Health on a report of an armed subject inside the hospital. Officers immediately responded to the area and the hospital was locked down. Additionally, Nisley Elementary and Bookcliff Middle School were put in shelter in place. An emergency notification went out to registered phone numbers for addresses within a quarter mile radius of the hospital to shelter in place, as well.
Personnel with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, as well as SWAT teams with both the GJPD and the MCSO, responded to assist. The hospital was searched and cleared by law enforcement and the subject was not located. Ultimately, the perimeter around the hospital was cleared and returned to normal operations. The shelter in place orders were also released.
Officers worked with witnesses and hospital personnel to positively identify the subject. Shortly before 2:00pm, officers with the GJPD were able to make contact with the male subject in the area of 29 1/2 Road and Patterson. The male has been detained for further investigation. We are not looking for any additional subjects related to this incident and there is no further safety threat to the community.