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Man Arrested For Early Morning Burglary, Trespassing

A man was arrested this morning after the Grand Junction Police Department got several calls around 6:30 a.m. from people about a suspect running through their properties in the Wilson Ranch development in north Grand Junction.

Police sent out a phone notification to 157 households in the area to be on the lookout for the man.

Officers on the scene, with the help of other residents, were able to locate and arrest 20-year-old Jonathan Kees of Grand Junction.

Below is the complete news release on the incident from GJPD:


Shortly before 6:30 this morning, the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center began receiving calls regarding an unknown male who was seen the backyards of multiple residences in the area of the Wilson Ranch subdivision in north Grand Junction. The male was reported to be jumping over fences in the neighborhood, and was also reported to have unlawfully entered a home and taken clothing items. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 20 years old, thin build, with what appeared to be duct tape on his feet. Several of the witnesses stated that the male appeared to be under the influence of something and was acting paranoid.
A community notification was sent out to 157 phone numbers in the area, alerting residents to be on the lookout for the suspect. Officers responded to the area and, with the assistance of additional reports from witnesses, were able to locate the male. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody. The male, who was identified as Jonathan Kees, age 20, of Grand Junction, was arrested and transported to the Mesa County Jail for charges of 2nd Degree Burglary (F4), Theft (M3), Obstructing a Peace Officer (M2), 2nd Degree Criminal Trespass, and Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance (M1).
Additionally, it was discovered that Kees was involved in another incident the previous night where he fled from a traffic stop in the area of N. 7th Street and Horizon Drive. Kees was also charged with Theft, Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in reference to that case.

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