Busy Weekend for GJPD Results in Armed Robbery, Shots Fired Investigations #GVCopBeat

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to 553 calls for service throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Here are a few notable investigations stemming from criminal activity that our officers responded to this weekend:

A victim reported that her unlocked vehicle was entered and a handgun stolen in the 1300 Block of N. 24th Street sometime between midnight and 5:00pm on Saturday, July 13.  Please remember to remove all valuable items, including weapons, from your vehicle, lock the doors, and never leave your keys in your car.

At approximately 12:45am on Sunday, July 14, officers were dispatched to a report of a fight, possibly involving shots fired, in the area of N. 5th Street and Main Street in downtown Grand Junction.  Witnesses stated they saw a group of people fighting in a parking lot in the area, and then heard what they believed to be gunshots.  Officers searched the area and located shell casings in a nearby parking lot.  Additionally, it was discovered that a business in the 500 Block of Main Street had broken windows and damage to the building consistent with gunshots.  No injuries were reported.

Shortly after 1:00am on Sunday, July 14, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at Sonic, located at 2523 Highway 6 & 50.  The victims reported that a male had come into the businesses and pointed a gun at them, demanding money.  The suspect is described as a white male, average height and build, wearing a blue sweatshirt and sweatpants.  A still image captured from security footage is included.

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Anyone with any information about these crimes is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County.  A tip leading to an arrest could earn you a reward of up to $1,000 cash, all while remaining completely anonymous.

One thought on “Busy Weekend for GJPD Results in Armed Robbery, Shots Fired Investigations #GVCopBeat

    Lucinda Brown said:
    July 18, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    So can anyone explain to me why miles of video tape of the night of this robbery was turned into the GJ Police department and not one second of ANY of that video was shared with ANY news teams?

    For this video to be seen by the public in a timely fashion could take this dangerous person off the street and prevent further crime and injury. The ability to view this man’s gait could help in sparking association to the viewer. To have this video announced timely, could have caused a viewer to realize that someone they might know, that fits this person’s description, had money, when perhaps, there was no other reason for them to have any at all.

    There was ZERO mention of this person having a goatee.

    There was ZERO mention that the perpetrator was wearing a neck brace. This is key information for several reasons:

    1. He was obviously covering up identifiable markings. Likely a tatoo.

    2. He had access to a neck brace. Neck braces are not cheap to purchase. They are given out at hospitals or medical centers with cause. It didn’t look old and dirty. This means either he:

    A. Has at some point sustained a
    neck injury.

    B. He knows someone who has
    sustained a neck injury. That
    person’s neck brace is now NO
    LONGER IN THEIR PROPERTY.

    The perpetrator also hung out in
    front of Sonic at a specific table for a long period of time. He had NO gloves on. Did any officer take fingerprints of that table and bench? I’m sure many people sat at that table throughout the day, but this armed “suspect” WAS THE LAST. His prints would naturally be ON TOP OF ALL OTHERS.

    This person quite obviously had to have arrived at this location. There are many other businesses that probably have some sort of video surveillance systems. Have the surrounding businesses been approached for supporting footage?

    This is horrific to have had happen to you and the trauma is multiplied by the lack of care in making the community aware of the crime. It’s not for those assaulted, the survivors, to advocate. Retaliation is too prominent in today’s violent, drug infested world.

    Please address the issues conveyed in this comment.

    PLEASE GET THE VIDEO, IN IT’S ENTIRETY, BEFORE THE PUBLIC’s EYES!!! PLEASE CATCH THIS GUY.

    Please, for my Family.

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