Man suspected in trio of commercial burglaries

A Utah man is suspected of burglarizing three Grand Junction businesses this morning, and authorities believe he may have been involved in several other commercial burglaries in Mesa County this month.

Tevin Calhoun, 25, was arrested on suspicion of multiple felony counts of burglary and theft. He is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Grand Junction police say they, along with Mesa County sheriff’s deputies, responded to burglaries at Country Club Liquors, 683 Horizon Dr., No. 105; Rib City Grill, 2830 North Ave; and Bookcliff Liquors, 3026 Patterson Road. Property damage and property loss were reported at each location.

Shortly after the burglary at Bookcliff Liquors, a deputy saw a man fleeing from the area on foot. The man was later detained in a neighborhood near the business wearing clothing that matched that of the suspect caught on surveillance footage in the other burglaries. Authorities also found property from Country Club Liquors and Rib City Grill in the man’s vehicle, which was parked near Bookcliff Liquors.

Police believe the man, later identified as Calhoun, discarded a backpack somewhere in the area of Bookcliff Liquors. The backpack is possibly light blue in color. Residents in the area are asked to keep an eye out and call law enforcement immediately if a backpack is located on or near their property.

Without elaborating, police announced in a news release this afternoon that they suspect Calhoun is connected to several other commercial burglaries in the county this month. The investigation remains active and ongoing, as detectives continue to seek evidence that may possibly link Calhoun to other crimes in the area.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Daily Sentinel.


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