Wednesday, December 18, 2019

One arrested after standoff in Redlands

Gene Gana, 51
MCSO Photo 10-24-19
MESA COUNTY, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Gene Gana, 51, of Grand Junction this afternoon following an hours-long standoff at a home on the 2100 block of Broadway.

Gana had two active warrants for his arrest, a Felony warrant out of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and a Parole violation from the Department of Corrections. When deputies attempted to contact Gana at the residence, he barricaded himself inside and refused to come out. Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Junction Police Department combined SWAT team was called in to assist.

Out of an abundance of caution Broadway Elementary School and Redlands Middle School was put into a shelter in place. A community notification asking residents to shelter in place was also sent to homes within a ¼ mile of the area. The shelter in place has since been lifted.

After about 2 and a half hours, Gana came out of the home and was taken into custody without further incident. Gana was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility.

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