The Grand Junction Police Department

Heroes Behind the Badges–We Need Your Help to Win

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Police VS. Fire…who will win?

The Grand Junction Police Department has partnered with St. Mary’s Blood Center, other law enforcement and fire agencies across the county to host a MAJOR blood drive to happen this March 16-28,2015. Multiple police and fire agencies are participating in this blood drive–the St. Mary’s Blood Mobile will be in multiple locations across the county during these dates. Check out the flyer below for upcoming dates and times.

We love a friendly competition and encourage people to donate to both police and fire, but to sweeten the deal, literally, when you donate make sure to check POLICE for your donation–Gelato Junction has donated $1.00 off coupons for the first 300 people who donate blood and designate their donation under police.

Here are a few things to remember before you donate:

1. All blood types are encouraged to donate-St. Mary’s is in need of all blood types, but as O- is a rare, universal blood type, all those with this type are especially encouraged to donate.
2. Tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, etc. Help us spread the word!
3. Bring your ID, drink lots of water and try to eat something before you donate blood.
4. Remember to check POLICE when you give your donation for a free coupon to Gelato Junction.

The winner, either all police agencies or all fire agencies combined, will get money to donate to a charity of choice as well as a trophy.

Heroes Behind the Badges, March 16-28.
Heroes Behind the Badges, March 16-28.

GJPD Investigating Two Unrelated Robberies That Happened This Week #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating two separate robberies that we believe are unrelated.  Both happened overnight from October 13-14.

The first robbery happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Ave., one block east of CMU.

Three people, one of whom was armed with a gun, approached two CMU students. The armed suspect demanded money, the students complied with the demands, and the suspects ran from the scene. No one was hurt.

The suspects are described as:

  • Suspect 1 (armed suspect)-  Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, approximately 170 pounds, wearing dark clothing with a flat rimmed baseball style hat
  • Suspect 2- male, wearing dark clothing and blue jeans
  • Suspect 3- female, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and dark sweat pants
  • The suspects were last seen in a mid to late 1990’s, white SUV.

We believe the second robbery happened around midnight the same night in the area of S. Redlands Rd. near Mount Sopris Dr.  The victim said he was walking in the area when he passed two men. The victim heard the men yelling at him, and when he turned around one of them pointed a gun at him while the other punched him.  They then took his backpack and some personal items.

The suspects in this robbery are described as:

  • Suspect 1- white male, approximately 5’9″ tall, with facial hair, wearing a dirty black baseball cap and backpack
  • Suspect 2- black male, approximately 6’1″ tall, with facial hair, wearing a black beanie
  • Both men appeared dirty and “scraggly”

If you have any information about either of these robberies, or saw any suspicious people or activity in the areas described, please call the GJPD at 970-242-6707 or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers online or by calling 970-241-7867.

Be An Advocate For Those Who Need You! GJPD & MCSO Recruiting Victim Advocates #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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Next Victim Advocate Training Academy Starts September 2- Sign up now!

The Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office are recruiting additional volunteer Victim Advocates who have the heart and compassion to stand with those who are experiencing some of the worst times in their lives. New recruits will attend a 35-hour training program sponsored by both agencies, and then begin serving the community by providing support, comfort, and resources to victims of crime and other traumatic incidents.

Victim advocates who volunteer with the GJPD respond to law enforcement incidents within the city limits of Grand Junction. MCSO victim advocates respond to areas outside of the city limits of Grand Junction.

Contact:

Mary Harmeling

maryh@gjcity.org

970-549-5290

gjcity.org/VictimServices

Watch a short video featuring some of our Victim Advocates and Service Volunteers