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.
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.