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.
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.