Crime in Junction on rise

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Grand Junction police officers and first responders investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in August 2014 at 1720 Grand Ave.


2014 rape cases jump sharply, 40 percent over previous year

Violent crime rose modestly in Grand Junction in 2014, while records showed a five-year high for traffic accidents in the city, according to the Grand Junction Police Department’s annual report on crime released this week.
Spurred largely by a jump in reported rape, 212 instances of violent crime were reported to police last year, a 12 percent increase in violent crime reports from 2013.

Sheriffs sue over pot

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee along with five other sheriffs from across Colorado entered into a civil lawsuit Thursday, maintaining the state’s marijuana laws keep them from abiding by federal law.




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