Mesa County Colorado

Do You Know Who Owns This Truck? GJPD Investigating Possible Stolen Vehicle #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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IMG_1516The Grand Junction Police Department is trying to identify the owner of this older model, purple, Ford pickup truck.  At this time we believe the truck may have been stolen.  We recently recovered it in Grand Junction.  If you know who the owner is please call 970-242-6707.

Because this is part of an ongoing investigation we are not able to provide further details, however any help you can provide in connecting us with the owner of this truck is greatly appreciated.

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Crime of the Week for February 20, 2014 #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

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Crime Stoppers Bulletin for February 20, 2014

This week Crime Stoppers of Mesa County needs your help to identify and locate the subjects that were involved in a burglary.

On Sunday, December 8, 2013 just after 9:30 pm the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 1900 block of Grand Avenue. The unknown subjects forced entry into the back door. Once inside, they removed several items including a silver wrist watch, Mac Laptop computer, a 42 inch LG LCD TV, Funai DVD player, several movies, a Play Station 3 and Nintendo 64 game consoles, several Play Station 3 and Nintendo 64 controllers and games, various clothing and a pair of red/white/blue Air Jordan shoes. The total estimated property loss is over $2,500.

If you know the identity or location 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

Case # 13-60827

GJ Woman Reported Missing Has Been Located #GVCopBeat

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Thinelk locatedGrand Junction Police Department investigators have found 27-year-old Andrea Thinelk.  Thinelk’s roommate reported her missing this week, after Thinelk failed to return home for several days.

Read our previous post on Ms. Thinelk here.

Thinelk left home on her own accord, and had been staying with different friends in the Grand Junction area.  Investigators received a tip that she might return home to collect some of her belongings, and went to her residence to wait for her.  When detectives spoke with Thinelk she said she was not aware that she had been reported missing.

The Grand Junction Police Department is thankful for the community’s help in locating Ms. Thinelk.


Upcoming Sexually Violent Predator Community Notification #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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In accordance with state law, the Grand Junction Police Department will be conducting a Community Notification regarding a state classified sexually violent predator (SVP) that is moving into our city.  On Thursday, February 6 we will be using Mesa County Cable Channel 12 to present the information to the public.  The approximately 20 minute program will air at 7:00am, 12:30pm, and 7:00pm, and will include educational information about sex offenders and those classified as sexually violent predators, as well as specific information about the SVP that is moving to our area.

Local media will also receive information about the SVP on Thursday, and we will update this blog with his information as well.  We will also be mailing information to those living near the SVP’s address.

A list of registered sex offenders currently living in Mesa County, including a map of their locations, can be viewed on the websites of all of the police and sheriff agencies in Mesa County, or by visiting

More information about SVPs can be found here.

Grand Junction Now On Accident Alert #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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The City of Grand Junction is now on Accident Alert status as of 6am today until further notice due to continued snowfall creating hazardous driving conditions.

If you are involved in a non-injury accident please do the following:

  • if possible get the vehicles off the road to a safe location
  • exchange driver’s license, insurance, and registration information
  • come to the Grand Junction Police Department (555 Ute Ave.) during business hours to file an accident report within 48 hours of the incident

The Grand Junction Police Department will still be responding to serious accidents where someone is injured, someone is suspected of being intoxicated, hit and run accidents, or crashes requiring tow trucks.

We will update this page when Accident Alert status is lifted.

Grand Junction No Longer On Accident Alert #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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As of 10:30 this morning, the City of Grand Junction is no longer on Accident Alert status.  Officers will again be responding to both injury and non-injury accidents.

Injury crashes should be reported by calling 911.  Non-injury crashes can be reported by calling the non-emergency number (970-242-6707).

Are You Still Trying to Decide if You Should Sign Up for the Citizens Public Safety Academy? #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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We are only a week away from the application deadline for the Spring 2014 Citizens Public Safety Academy, and there are only a few spots left.

If you still haven’t decided if you should sign up, take three minutes to listen to the latest edition of The Insider on the GJPD Patrol.  An alumnus of the academy describes just a  few of the things you will get to see and do, and what he got out of his time spent with us.

Click here to apply for the academy, and for more details.

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Crime of the Week for January 30, 2014 #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

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Crime Stoppers Bulletin for January 30, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management needs your help to identify and locate the subjects involved in a theft from their public shooting range located on 27 ¼ Road.

Sometime between Sunday, September 15, 2013 and Tuesday, January 14, 2014, unknown suspects removed 3,000 pounds of steel range targets. The target frames ranged in weight from 100 to 400 pounds of high grade steel more than two inches thick.
If you know the identity or whereabouts of these suspects, please contact 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

*Update* Eastbound Lanes of Riverside Pkwy Open #GVCopBeat #gjco

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The eastbound lanes of the Riverside Pkwy are now open again.  The westbound lanes remain closed.

See the previous post for more details on this incident.

Riverside Parkway Closed This Morning #GVCopBeat #gjco

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The Riverside Parkway is closed this morning from West Ave. to 25 Rd.

At about 1:00 this morning a semi-truck pulling a low trailer on the parkway drove over and damaged a temporary sewer line that was part of ongoing construction just west of West Ave. This caused a large spill of raw sewage onto the roadway.

Construction workers were on scene and were able to get the pipe closed to stop the leakage, but due to the damage the Riverside Parkway will remain closed in this area until later this morning.

We will update you when the parkway reopens.