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10/25/2012 - Stranger Danger: A Parent`s Guide for Teaching Their Children Safety
If you have kids, this class is a must! Learn how to teach your kids to be safe! It`s free and open to the public, we hope to see you there.
The class time and location have changed due to the huge amount of community interest. Please join us Thursday, Oct. 25 at Two Rivers Convention Center. The class now starts at 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to attend.
7/23/2012 - Crime Stoppers Hosting a National Night Out Event on August 7th!!

Getting out to meet your neighbors and keep your community safer is the goal of National Night Out, which is why Crime Stoppers of Mesa County and the Mesa County Sheriff`s Office are hosting a free community party in Clifton on Tuesday, August 7 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Families will enjoy meeting the Search & Rescue Bloodhounds and McGruff the Crime Dog during the event. Sheriff`s Office patrol cars and the BEARCAT vehicle will be there, as will trucks from the Clifton Fire Department. Kids can play games and in bump `n` jumps and the whole family will love ice cream from Meadow Gold.

National Night Out is all about crime prevention in our community, which is why Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is involved. The non-profit, dedicated to rewarding anonymous tipsters for information that leads to arrests in crimes committed in the community, has partnered with the Sheriff`s Office for the first time in making the National Night Out event in Clifton a bigger affair.

The event is in Kimwood Park in Clifton from 6 - 8 p.m.  If you turn from D 1/2 Road in Clifton onto 32 3/8 OR 32 1/2 Road, you`ll find the park nestled just off of Downey Avenue.  Call 970-260-7002 for more information.

4/16/2012 - CRIME STOPPERS MAKES REPORTING DANGEROUS UNDERAGE DRINKING EASY FOR MESA COUNTY RESIDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CRIME STOPPERS MAKES REPORTING DANGEROUS UNDERAGE DRINKING EASY FOR MESA COUNTY RESIDENTS

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County helping students/parents report illegal partying

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (April 16, 2012) - The anonymous crime reporting organization,Crime Stoppers of Mesa County, is partnering with area law enforcement, making it easy for students, parents and members of the community to report dangerous underage drinking as we head into prom/graduation season and warmer weather.  By simply calling 241-STOP or submitting a tip through the Crime Stoppers Web site, 241-STOP, people can anonymously report underage drinking. Information leading to an arrest can earn the tipster a reward in addition to stopping dangerous behavior.

Several startling facts, courtesy of YouthIsAllThat.org, about underage drinking:

-45% of 12th graders have used alcohol in the past month, more than cigarettes and marijuana combined

-In 22% of fatal crashes involving young drivers, the young driver was drinking

-60% of teens 15 - 16 reported drinking within a 12-month period. Just 31% of their parents believed their child had been drinking during that time

“Underage drinking in Mesa County is a problem, and the only way to help stop it is by reporting it when you see it,” said Leigh Ashman, publicity chair for Crime Stoppers of Mesa County. “We know it’s difficult to come forward with information sometimes, that’s why we don’t ask for your name and have no way to trace information back to you.”

www.241STOP.com

7/18/2011 - Homicide Investigation

NEWS RELEASE

Homicide Investigation Update #1

Case # 11-33812

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - The investigation into Saturday night’s fatal shooting at the Taco Bell restaurant on North Ave. continues. At this time we believe the shooter was a man with a dark complexion who at the time of the shooting was wearing a light colored top, dark pants, and a dark colored baseball cap with a logo on the front of it. We have not been able to get enough of a suspect description to complete a composite sketch.

As the shooter began firing a number of people in the area began running from the scene. We are attempting to talk with as many witnesses as possible, and would like to speak with any of the people who saw what happened but left the scene before officers could contact them. Witnesses we have not already spoken with as well as anyone with information about this shooting are encouraged to call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information. Crime Stoppers allows people to provide information anonymously.

At this time we are still investigating the shooter’s possible motive and all possibilities are being considered. We have information that the shooter made statements before he pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots. Further details regarding what the shooter may have said are not being released because of the ongoing investigation.

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PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION:

July 17, 2011

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed one man and wounded two others. At about 10:45pm on Saturday, July 16, the three victims were sitting in the outside eating area of the Taco Bell on North Ave. when one or possibly two suspects approached them. One of the suspects then fired a gun. The bullets hit two of the people. Shrapnel injured the third. One of the gunshot victims died at the hospital. All three victims are believed to be in their thirties.

At this time we have very limited suspect information. One person was seen running north from the restaurant. Another was seen running west. A K9 unit responded to the scene but was only able to track the suspects for a very short distance.

We are looking into the possibility that the suspects are involved in a gang, but we have not confirmed that yet. Forensic investigators collected evidence from the scene and officers are interviewing potential witnesses to hopefully determine what happened during the incident as well as what may have lead up to this shooting.

If anyone has information about this incident they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information. The identity of the person providing the information will remain anonymous.

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5/3/2011 - "There`s an App for that"

TipSubmit™ Mobile  -  New iPhone & Android App!

TipSubmit Mobile is new mobile tip submission application that offers many great new features and benefits vs. any existing tip submission processes. Tipsters get the convenience of submitting tips from their mobile device with the immediacy of SMS text tipping but without having to rely on the SMS text tip platform and limitations. Images may now be included, unlimited length messages, fully anonymous two-way dialogue and even virtual chat mode when both parties are online. There is a definite place for SMS text tips in this world but our all new TipSubmit Mobile application does indeed take things to the next level for effectiveness and efficiency.
To install this free app, tipsters can search for "TipSoft" or "TipSubmit" on the Apple App Store or Android Market.

TipSubmit Mobile will allow tipsters to submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers, law enforcement agencies or School Safety Officers and Administrators. Thousands of communities, schools and government agencies are covered by this application since it connects directly with TipSoft, the world`s largest and North America`s only, truly anonymous tip reporting system. Tipsters could receive rewards of up to $1,000 in the U.S. and up to $2,000 in Canada for information submitted to Crime Stoppers and nobody will ever know your identity.

This new application augments the currently existing methods of phone, web, and SMS Text-a-Tip which the TipSoft application already supports. Enjoy the convenience of communicating with law enforcement via your mobile device while having much more functionality available to you than SMS Text-a-Tip offers alone. No short code or keywords required. Auto-locate the nearest agency that you can submit to or select an agency manually. Include images and video with your tips and have fully anonymous two-way dialogue and real-time chat with the receiving agency.



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