I70-B and 28 Rd Reopened Following Crashes #GVCopBeat #gjco

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The intersection of I70-B and 28 Rd has been reopened following two separate crashes in that area.  The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation of these crashes.

Crashes Shutdown I70-B at 28 Rd #GVCopBeat #gjco

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Two separate injury crashes have forced the temporary closure of I70-B at 28 Rd while emergency responders and tow trucks work to clear the scene.  Please avoid this area for now.  We will update you when the intersection has reopened.

Free Class About 911 For Spanish Speakers #GVCopBeat #gjco

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911 Dispatcher Lucas Matthews will be teaching a 911 class for Spanish speakers.
911 Dispatcher Lucas Matthews will be teaching a 911 class for Spanish speakers.

One of our 911 dispatchers noticed a need in our community, and is taking some steps to address that need.  Click here to learn more from The Insider on The GJPD Patrol.

Roads Reopened After Morning Crash #GVCopBeat #gjco

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Both Grand Ave. and 13th St. are now reopened after this morning’s crash.  The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity as well as cause and manner of death once it has completed its portion of the investigation.

Crash Closes Roads #GVCopBeat #gjco

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imageA crash has closed Grand Ave from 12th St to  14th St.  Also, 13th St from Grand to White is closed.  These closures will likely remain in place for several hours while we investigate.  Please avoid this area until we are able to reopen the roads.

At this point in the investigation we believe a male driver was heading east on Grand Ave., came through the intersection at 12th St, hit a car that was stopped at that intersection, then continued east until he hit a street light and tree at the corner of Grand Ave. and 13th St.  The male driver is deceased on scene.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will take possession of the man’s body to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Crime of the Week for October 17, 2013 #MCcrimestoppers #GVCopBeat

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Crime Stoppers Bulletin for October 17, 2013

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying and locating the suspects involved in vandalizing property at Colorado Mesa University.

Sometime between 7 pm on Sunday, October 13th and 7:30 am on Monday, October 14th, unknown suspects damaged the steel frames supporting the white WeatherPORT tent located on the East side of Cannell Avenue, north
of the CMU softball field. The total estimated property damage is over $7,000.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subjects involved in this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information, see us at www.241stop.com.

GJPD Case # 13-50171


Five Pounds of Meth Found In Car #GVCopBeat

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CARLOSGARCIAPHOTO101613Interdiction deputies with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force stopped a rental car near mile marker 18 on eastbound Interstate 70. It was about 10:40 a.m., on October 15, 2013, when deputies witnessed multiple traffic infractions and pulled the black passenger car over.
There was a single occupant and driver of the vehicle, Carlos Garcia, 36, of Los Angeles, Calif. Carlos gave consent to the interdiction deputies to search his vehicle and they located 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine in the liner of a cooler, in the vehicle trunk. The deputies found it suspicious that the cooler had water bottles and soda pop in it, but no ice. There were pry marks on the cooler liner to indicate the cooler had been tampered with.
The approximate street value of 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine is between $100,000.00 to $150,000.00. A Mesa County criminal history of Carlos found he was previously arrested and convicted of transporting 8 pounds of marijuana by Greyhound bus. In both Mesa County arrests, his final destination was Colorado Springs.
Bond information can be found on the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Inquiry System.
The Western Colorado Drug Task Force is a partnership established in the early 1980’s between the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The Task Force is designed to fight the battles of drugs on the frontlines and other crimes that are associated with dealing and using drugs.  Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper and Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey agree this Task Force is effective and nationally competitive in the law enforcement field when it comes to knowledge, experience and team work. The Drug Task Force provides a refined level of service to the law abiding citizens of Mesa County and across the Western Slope.