Have You Seen Jonathan Kelley?

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Jonathan Keith Kelley

We are asking for the public’s help in finding this man, 53-year-old Jonathan Keith Kelley.  Jonathan left his house that morning in his vehicle, went to work, but never returned home.  We are concerned for his safety.

 Jonathan is a white man, with black hair and brown eyes.  He’s 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds.  He was driving a white Ford F250 truck with a white camper shell and Colorado license plate 978LWX.

 If you have seen Jonathan or know where either he is, or where his vehicle is, please call 244-3598.

Possible Scam

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Play close attention to any odd phone calls you may be getting.  We received information about a possible scam hitting the area, in which the someone calls potential victims claiming to be from the “City Offices.”  We have received one report so far in which the scammer told the potential victim that she has outstanding parking tickets that need to be paid.

Although we ask everyone to take care of unpaid parking tickets immediately, neither the Police Department, nor any other City office calls people telling them they need to pay.  If you receive such a call take note of the phone number the person is calling from and then hang up.  Do not give any personal information over the phone.

Luckily the one woman who has reported this to us did not give out any information, and therefore was not scammed out of her money.  A check of the court system also confirmed that she did not have any unpaid parking tickets.

If anyone has information about this scam they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information.  The identity of the person providing the information through Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.

Update to Wednesday’s Fatal Crash on I70

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The Mesa County Coroner’s office has released the identity of the man killed in Wednesday’s fatal crash on I70 near Horizon Dr.  Manuel R. Cobo, a 42-year-old male resident of Grand Junction was on his way back from a job in Parachute when the pickup truck he was driving left the roadway and rolled multiple times. Mr. Cobo was wearing a seatbelt. The Cause of Death was Multiple Injuries and the Manner of Death was Accident. Toxicology studies have been ordered and will take approximately four weeks to complete.

The passenger who survived Wednesday’s fatal crash in I70 has been identified as 21-year-old Daniel Gonzalez of Grand Junction.  He remains hospitalized with serious injuries.  Mr. Gonzalez was partially ejected during the crash and pinned by part of the pickup when it rolled.  We do not believe he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

We are still trying to determine why the driver went off the road, causing the pickup to roll. 

Previously released information can be found here.

Assault Investigation

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Here’s our latest news release regarding an assault investigation:

Assault Update #1

Case # 11-35864

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –  The Grand Junction Police Department is continuing its investigation of a possible assault.  We are gathering information and evidence to piece together exactly what lead up to a woman receiving serious injuries.

A possible suspect has been taken into custody.  At this point we have not charged him in relation to this morning’s incident, however he has been booked into the jail for parole violations. 

 If anyone has information about this incident they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information.  The identity of the person providing the information will remain anonymous. 

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Previously Released Information:

 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –  On July 28, 2011 at approximately 0240 hrs, Grand Junction Police officers were dispatched to the area of Northern Way and Patterson Rd. on the report of an unknown problem.

 Upon arrival in the area of Northern Way and Patterson Road Officers located a female with injuries from an assault. The victim was known to the suspect, who was taken into custody in the area of Northern Way and Patterson Road.

The suspect and victim’s names are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. 

The victim was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of her injuries. It is unknown the extent of the injuries at this time but they do involve serious bodily injury.

Fatal Crash on I70 Update

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Fatal Crash on I70 Near Horizon Dr. Update #1

Case # 11-35743

 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –  All lanes of I70, including the on-ramp, are back open again after this afternoon’s fatal crash just west of Horizon Dr.  Officers cleared the scene at about 7:50pm.  At this time the accident remains under investigation, and neither alcohol nor speed are suspected of being factors in the cause of the crash

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the man who was killed once it has completed its investigation.

Previously Released Information:

 

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –  The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened just west of Horizon Dr.  At about 3:15 this afternoon, a man driving a white pickup was westbound on I70 coming around the curve at Horizon Dr.  The driver, who was in the outside lane, went off the right side of the road, struck a light pole, and rolled the truck.  The driver died at the scene.  Firefighters used equipment to cut away parts of the vehicle that had pinned the passenger, who was partially ejected during the crash.  That man was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be serious injuries. 

The westbound on-ramp at I70 is closed, as is one lane of westbound I70 while investigators reconstruct the accident and clean up the debris.

The names of those involved in the crash are not being released until family members have been notified.

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Fatal Crash on I70

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Fatal Crash on I70 Near Horizon Dr.
Case # 11-35743

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –  The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened just west of Horizon Dr.  At about 3:15 this afternoon, a man driving a white pickup was westbound on I70 coming around the curve at Horizon Dr.  The driver, who was in the outside lane, went off the right side of the road, struck a light pole, and rolled the truck.  The driver died at the scene.  Firefighters used equipment to cut away parts of the vehicle that had pinned the passenger, who was partially ejected during the crash.  That man was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be serious injuries.

The westbound on-ramp at I70 is closed, as is one lane of westbound I70 while investigators reconstruct the accident and clean up the debris.

The names of those involved in the crash are not being released until family members have been notified.

US Bank Robbery Photos

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Do you know who this man is?

These are surveillance photos of a man who robbed the US Bank at 2448 F Rd just after 10:30 this morning. He walked into the bank and up to a teller, showed her a note demanding money and indicated he had a weapon.  The suspect then ran out of the bank and was last seen heading north on foot.

 There were 5 employees and 2 customers in the store at the time of the robbery.  No one was injured.  Caprock Academy was placed on lockdown for a short time while we searched the area for the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall, with a thin build, wearing a red shirt, khaki hat with an unknown logo on it, dark sunglasses, and tan pants or shorts.  He has short brown hair.

If anyone has information about this suspect they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information.  The identity of the person providing the information will remain anonymous.