Body found after shooting
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigated a shooting Thursday that occurred outside a residence on White Avenue near 32 3/8 Road. After arriving on the scene a body was found, the MCSO reports.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said late Thursday they were looking for two people in connection with the shooting. The persons of interest are Frank W. Kurtz, 56, and Charity E. Pershbacker, 37. Both are considered armed and dangerous.
Nearby Rocky Mountain Elementary School was put on shelter-in place while the incident was being investigated. All students who normally walk home had to be picked up from school Thursday as a result of the police investigation.
Robbery suspect arrested
A suspect linked to several thefts in Grand Junction was arrested by Grand Junction Police Department officers on Jan. 6.
A GJPD police officer was conducting a routine traffic stop at around 8:30 a.m. when a small sedan was observed speeding in a posted school zone, according to the GJPD.
The vehicle allegedly eluded the officer through the school zone and into a nearby parking lot where it slid on ice and crashed into a building. The driver, later identified as Tehren Wilson, 39, fled on foot and was detained minutes later, the GJPD reports.
Property was found with Wilson linking him to several recent thefts from autos in the community, including cash, several stolen credit cards and a purse, the GJPD reports. Wilson was charged with theft, criminal mischief, vehicular eluding among other charges.