Thursday, February 18, 2021

Grand Junction man arrested after running from deputies

CLIFTON, Colo - At approximately 1:15 Thursday afternoon, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a person checking door handles and possibly trying to break into cars in a neighborhood near Cottonwood Lake Drive and D ½ Road.

When deputies arrived and approached the female, she got into a Toyota sedan with three other people. The car took off at a high rate of speed.

The Toyota was ultimately located in the area of 29 Road and Orchard Ave. The driver stopped the car and ran away on foot. Deputies located the adult male and arrested him without incident. Charges for reckless driving and eluding are pending further investigation.

The three remaining passengers are believed to have exited the car en route to 29 Road. One passage was detained and later released. Deputies are looking to identify the two other people believed to be in the car including the female who was reportedly seen checking door handles. If you have information about their identities or this crime, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707. You can also send information to Mesa County Crime Stoppers (970) 241-STOP.