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GJPD to Tweet the Beat on Friday, October 2 #GVCopBeat #PolTwt

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Want to go on a Friday night ride along with a cop, from the comfort and safety of your home?

The Grand Junction Police Department will be participating in the 5th Annual Global Police Tweet-along on Friday, October 2nd!

#PolTwt is an event that takes place twice a year, offering a firsthand look at what law enforcement officers encounter in the course of their shift, and a snapshot of what’s going on in our neighborhoods and communities. We’ll tweet dispatch calls, education items, and officer responses. This is a fun opportunity for law enforcement agencies around the world to give a voice to the great work they do every day, and to provide citizens a behind-the-scenes look at police work.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter (@GrandJunctionPD) and watch for the hashtag #PolTwt. We’ll tweet you on the street!

Can You Help Us Identify These Suspects Involved In a Burglary #GVCopBeat #MCCrimeStoppers

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This week Crime Stoppers is requesting information that will lead to the identification of the suspects involved in a burglary. Sometime between 1 pm on Saturday, May 9th and 9:30 am on Monday, May 11th, unknown subject(s) unlawfully entered CrossFit Vex at 379 Indian Road and stole numerous black floor mats and a blue camp chair. The total estimated property loss is over $750. The surveillance photo of the suspect’s tan or gold Cadillac Escalade type truck can be viewed at http://www.241stop.com.                   15-28360

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subjects involved in this crime, 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 http://www.241stop.com.

Arrest Made in Monday Night Shooting #GVCopBeat

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Cropped Badge-Transparent BackgroundThe Grand Junction Police Department has arrested Howard Ray Walker III, DOB: 12/22/1984, in connection with the shooting that occurred on Monday night in the area of 28 ½ Road and Hall Avenue.

In the course of the investigation into this incident, the Grand Junction PD was able to develop Walker as a suspect in this case. The GJPD Street Crimes Unit made contact with Walker in the 2000 Block of Grand Avenue last night at approximately 9:45. He was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Jail.

Walker is currently being held on charges of 1st Degree Assault, Felony Menacing, and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the events on Monday night is still active, but the GJPD is not seeking any other suspects at this time. Walker’s mug shot will not be released until further investigation is complete.

GJPD Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on September 26 #ShareGJ

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rx_sideoffGrand Junction, Colorado – On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Grand Junction Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Grand Junction Police Department at 555 Ute Avenue. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.8 million pounds—more than 2,400 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the September 26 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control site or call the Grand Junction Police Department at (970)549-5114.

Joint Investigation into Burglary Series in Mesa County #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office are working on a joint investigation into multiple burglaries that have occurred in the Redlands area of Mesa County. Several residential burglaries, as well as thefts from automobiles, have been reported in the last few weeks. Some of the burglaries give law enforcement additional concern because some of the victims report a male suspect has entered the homes while the residents were present.

In most cases, access to the homes has been through unlocked or unsecured doors and windows. Items stolen have ranged from firearms to jewelry, to cash and credit cards, as well as other small items. The burglaries are occurring during the late evening and early morning hours.

Both agencies are actively working together to identify the subject(s) involved. We are asking for the community’s assistance by making sure all doors and windows are locked and secured at all times. Also, leave exterior lights on at night. In addition, make sure your cars are locked and secure. Make sure items of value are not visible, and be watchful of your property and that of your neighbors. As always, report any suspicious activity to law enforcement by calling 911, or (970)242-6707, for non-emergency dispatch.

Help Crime Stoppers Catch a Truck Thief #MCCrimeStoppers #GVCopBeat

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Crime Stoppers is requesting information that will lead to the identification of the suspect(s) that stole a vehicle.

Sometime between 10 pm on Monday, April 27th and 8 am on Wednesday, April 29th, the unknown suspect(s) entered the parking lot of Walgreen’s located at 2900 North Avenue and removed a 1994 Dodge Dakota truck. The Dodge truck bearing Colorado license plate number 511-XOQ is blue in color with chrome tie down anchors along each side of the bed of the truck and has a smashed passenger side quarter panel near the rear tail light. The total estimated property loss is over $4,000.

If you know the identity or location of the subjects involved in this crime, 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.