Gunnison Police Department

  • Agency: Gunnison Police Department
  • Address: 910 W Bidwell Ave, Gunnison, 81230 CO
  • Chief: Greg Anderson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 970-641-8200
Fax: 970.641.8053

Gunnison Police Department is located at 910 W Bidwell Ave, Gunnison, 81230 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Greg Anderson. The Gunnison Police Department phone number is 970-641-8200.

Gunnison Police Department News

Public Service Announcement Gunnison Police Department 910 West Bidwell Avenue Gunnison, CO 81230 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Gunnison Police Department (970)641-8000 Date: 10/31/2018 TOPIC: Scams MESSAGE: The Gunnison Police Department would like to remind the public to be attentive to the increase surrounding telephone scams, email scams, and mail scams that continue to negatively impact our community. Helpful Tips: • Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust; Government officials, Charities, extended family, and law enforcement to name a few. • The phone numbers identifying callers on your caller ID may not be accurate. • Scammers often ask you to send money, provide personal information, bank account information or purchase cash cards; green dot cards, iTunes cards, MoneyPak, Reloadit, or Western Union money wires, as a condition of a business transaction or agreement. • Scammers pressure you to act immediately!! • Scammers often use secret shopper or mystery shopper employment offers • Scammers provide you with additional money in a fraudulent check, money order, or credit card transaction for a purchase or lease and ask you to forward the additional money to a third party for fictitious reasons. • Scammers may contact you about winning a contest or sweepstakes you have not entered. • Scammers try to convince you they have cash that needs to be refunded to you and request your credit card number to place the refund on. • Scammers will require you pay taxes or fees before they will send you sweepstakes winnings. **** If it sounds to good to be true it usually is!!!! **** Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Gunnison Police Department at 641-8200 Ex. #1 or visit the Federal Trade Commission web site www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

The City of Gunnison and the Gunnison Police Department would like to pass along information reference some street painting in the downtown area. Should you see any painted curbs and white markings like the ones below please do not park in these areas (never park along side yellow curbs). You run the risk of receiving a parking ticket should you park in the areas below. If you have any questions please contact the Gunnison Police Department. Thank you for your attention to these street markings.

Officer Isham with the Gunnison Police Department showing Kayden Bartelli some of the law enforcement equipment on display at Gunnison City Fest 2018!! The Gunnison community got to enjoy the evening while checking out some equipment used by law enforcement. The GPD's mini robots were a success!!

On June 19, 2018, Officer Bryce Michaels surprised a young man who had turned 5 years old. He was having a "Police" themed birthday party. Officer Michaels opened his patrol car to all those in attendance. You never know, this young fella might be wearing a GPD uniform someday!! Thanks Officer Michaels for putting on some smiles at a birthday party!!

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT GUNNISON POLICE DEPARTMENT 910 W. Bidwell Ave. Gunnison, CO 81230 970-641-8200 Position: Police Officer Deadline: October 19, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Salary: $50,600.00 Entry Level Position Information: Position: Police Officer. Application Deadline: October 19, 2018. Agency: Gunnison Police Department Location: Gunnison, CO USA Salary: $50,600.00 Entry Level: Applicants that have any felony convictions, felony deferred judgments or decertifying misdemeanors will be disqualified from the process per Colorado P.O.S.T. hiring requirements. Applicants with any misdemeanor convictions (non-traffic) or misdemeanor deferred judgments within the last 24 months will be disqualified from testing. No illegal drug usage within last 18 months. Applicants who have used illegal drugs within the last 18 months will be disqualified from testing. Education: You must have either a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment. You must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified as a Level I Police Officer at time of hire or provisional appointment available for out of state applicants, see Colorado P.O.S.T. website: www.coloradopost.gov for additional information to determine state eligibility requirements and criminal convictions that will disqualify individuals from testing per Colorado Senate Bill 01-016. All costs associated with P.O.S.T. certification will be at the applicant’s expense. Spanish and or Cora speaking is a plus. College and or University degrees including educational course hours are encouraged. Responsibilities: Enforce federal/state and municipal laws; patrol city; investigate crimes; traffic control; collect evidence; prepare reports; serve warrants and summons. On an assigned shift, operate a patrol vehicle, bicycle to observe violations of traffic laws; foot patrol, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order. Respond to radio dispatched calls, answer calls and complaints; issue traffic and criminal citations; Control individual and group actions through verbal direction and/or the use of necessary physical force; Make custodial arrests and testifies in court; Provide police escorts and transports; perform residential and commercial property checks; Investigate traffic accidents; Interview victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain additional information regarding criminal complaints, accidents, violations, etc.; conduct searches; complete arrest records; prepare reports and record evidence. Participate in a variety of in-service and special training programs; respond to and investigate domestic disputes; assist other agencies when requested or assigned; the transport and care for prisoners as assigned. Maybe assigned to Community Resource Officer (C.R.O.) Position, Investigations, Selective Enforcement, Specific Crimes Task Force, Problem Oriented Policing, teaching DARE, Evidence Crime Scene Team (C.S.T.), S.W.A.T and other technical or special support operations; May serve as a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) (Upon completion of training and departmental qualifications) as required; Perform related tasks as required or assigned. Opportunity to become an instructor in a variety of law enforcement disciplines (Must meet departmental standards and qualifications). Special Conditions: If you have ever thought of living in the Rocky Mountains, 25 minutes away from the world renowned ski area of Crested Butte and 45 minutes away from Monarch Ski Mountain, this could be your chance. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. The City of Gunnison, CO. (Population 8,500 including the Western State Colorado University campus community) is recruiting for the position of Police Officer. A job application packet may be downloaded from the city web site at www.gunnisonco.gov or picked up at the Gunnison Police Department. For more information contact: Captain Chris Wilson, 910 W. Bidwell Ave., CO. 81230. or by phone: (970)641-8200. Electronic applications off the website must be sent to the Gunnison Police Department, Attn: Police Applicant, 910 W. Bidwell Ave., Gunnison, Colorado 81230. Applications can also be turned into the Gunnison Police Department Records Division, 910 W. Bidwell Ave., Gunnison. Applications are being accepted for the 2018 hiring process. The position will remain open until filled. Application deadline for this hiring period will be Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The testing periods will be announced at a later date. Applicants invited for further testing will be notified by phone and or letter with pertinent testing information and date. Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted by the Gunnison Police Department. Testing will be limited to applicants meeting the first level of screening based on the submitted application.

Update On Fire Restrictions: Red Flag Warning for Thursday, May 31st & Friday, June 1st 2018. When Gunnison County is under a Red Flag warning there can be no open burning within the City of Gunnison. If Gunnison County is not under a Red Flag warning there can be open fires or burning within the City of Gunnison with some restrictions. If you have any questions about the Stage 1 Restrictions or the Red Flag Warning you can contact City of Gunnison Fire Marshal, Dennis Spritzer @ (970)641-8153.

There is a Red Flag Warning in Gunnison County which includes the City of Gunnison. With the current conditions and also being in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, we thought it would be good to raise awareness and remind everyone that open burning is prohibited during Red Flag Warnings per County resolution 2004-16. Thank you for your attention to the Red Flag Warning in Gunnison County. We will update should conditions change.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY Please visit the City of Gunnison's website to view our social media policy: http://www.gunnisonco.gov/IT/Social%20Media/Social%20Media%20policy.pdf

The Gunnison Police Department is looking for anyone who may have witnessed the traffic accident at Main & Virginia around 7:30 a.m. on April 4, 2018. Please call (970)641-8200 if you have any information on the accident. Thank you

Gunnison Police Department Traffic Control Warning Downtown Gunnison (Main & Virginia traffic control light not working. The Main & Virginia intersection is a four way stop until the traffic control light box is fixed) On April 4, 2018 there was a two car accident at Main St. & Virginia Av. Do to the accident the traffic control light box was damaged and the traffic lights at Main & Virginia are not working. The city has made that intersection a four way stop. Please be caustious coming up to and driving through the intersection of Main & Virginia. The company doing repairs to the traffic control box will be coming out of Montrose to repair the damage. Please be patient as there was extensive damage to the traffic control box. Thank you from the Gunnison Police Department. This post will be updated as the Gunnison Police Department receives information. UPDATE: April 4, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m. The traffic control light at the intersection of Main & Virginia has been fixed. The traffic light is now functional. Thank you for your patience and safe driving during this time. - Gunnison Police Department

CRIME STOPPERS 03/22/18 ****************************************************************************** CRIME STOPPERS is asking for your help with solving a theft from a local business. Between 03/16/18 and 03/21/18 two pieces of art were stolen from a local business. If you know where these pieces of art are or know who has stolen them, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers or the Gunnison Police Department at (970)641-8200. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, contact CRIME STOPPERS at 641-8280. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime doesn’t pay, but CRIME STOPPERS does.

CRIME STOPPERS 01/31/18 ****************************************************************************** CRIME STOPPERS is asking for your help with solving a burglary from a local residence. On 01/30/18, between 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM, a residence on Andrew Lane was forcibly entered. A black Pelican case containing optics and tactical earbuds was stolen from within the residence. (The photos below are similar to the stolen items) If you have information about this crime or any other crime, contact CRIME STOPPERS at 641-8280. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime doesn’t pay, but CRIME STOPPERS does.

The individual below in the two pictures has been identified. The Gunnison Police Department wants to thank the Gunnison community for all the calls and tips we received on the post below. January 19, 2018 @ 11:35 p.m.

****The individual in the below pictures has been identified *********** The Gunnison Police Department wants to thank the community for all their tips and calls. January 19, 2018 @ 11:30 p.m. Print Media - Please use CRIME STOPPERS logo with message. Thank you. CRIME STOPPERS 01/19/18 ****************************************************************************** CRIME STOPPERS is asking for your help with solving a theft from a local business. On 01/18/18, between 9:30 AM and 9:45 AM, an unidentified adult male took three retail items from a local business without paying for them. An image of the male was captured on the business’ surveillance system. If you can identify this person you are asked to contact the Gunnison Police Department at (970)641-8200 or Crime Stoppers. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, contact CRIME STOPPERS at 641-8280. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

Earlier today, a suspect was taken into custody following threatening statements made at Gunnison High School. Officers arrested Patrick Robinson without incident near his residence in Gunnison County. Officers also arrested Edward Quinn IV near the residence due to non-related bond condition violations. At approximately 9:20 am this morning, Robinson, an employee of the Gunnison RE1J School District since 2001, entered Gunnison High School and made threatening statements that caused alarm. Staff alerted authorities and all RE1J schools immediately went on “lock out” as a precaution. “Staff and students quickly and professionally followed protocol, and staff was in constant contact with local law enforcement. At no time were students in direct danger, and we tried to communicate with parents in a timely manner,” said Doug Tredway, Gunnison RE1J Schools Superintendent. All schools were reopened after Robinson’s arrest. “Local law enforcement and the schools train and communicate for these situations. Having a rapid response plan for the schools helps to ensure student and staff safety while law enforcement can look into the situation and determine a proper response,” said Gunnison Police Chief Keith Robinson. Today’s arrests were made following a coordinated effort between law enforcement officers from Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office, City of Gunnison, Crested Butte Marshal’s Office, Mt. Crested Butte Police Department, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Robinson was booked into the Gunnison County Jail for interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions, which is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, and his bond for the charge will be $1,500. Quinn was booked for a bail bond violation and a protection order violation, and his bond will be $60,000. For more information, contact the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 641-1113 or the Gunnison Police Department at (970) 641-8200.

Press Release Gunnison Police Department FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 910 W. Bidwell Ave. (970)641-8200 Ex. #1 Gunnison, Colorado 81230 Gunnison Police Activity December 14, 2017 On December 13, 2017 the Gunnison Police Department received a sexual assault complaint involving a juvenile suspect and four juvenile victims. Investigators with the Gunnison Police Department are investigating the case. ***If you have any information about this incident or any other criminal act, please contact the Gunnison Police Department at (970) 641-8200 Ex. #1***

Oct. 11, 2017 NEWS FROM: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Contact: Joe Lewandowski Gunnison City residents asked to be on the lookout for bears GUNNISON, Colo. – At least six bears have been hanging around the city of Gunnison during the past couple of weeks; so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking residents to secure their trash and remove any attractants that might invite the animals to their properties. The bears, two sows each with two cubs, were spotted about two weeks ago, said J Wenum, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bears have knocked over trash cans but have not caused any major problems. Wildlife officers and Gunnison Police Department officers are monitoring the bears’ behavior and locations. One set of bears all have ear tags, which means that they were trapped elsewhere, moved and released. CPW believes they were captured somewhere in the agency’s Northwest Region. If anyone can see a tag number they should contact the Gunnison office at 641-7060. With the number CPW staff can find out where, when and why the bears were captured previously. “This has been a tough food year for bears,” Wenum said. “Several late frosts really diminished the foods naturally available for bears.” For that reason Wenum would like to avoid trapping the bears. CPW research and experience has shown that bears are very smart and quickly learn behaviors that enhance their chances of survival. By state policy, often referred to as the “two-strike policy”, if a bear with an ear tag is trapped a second time it must be euthanized. “We don’t want to trap, relocate or euthanize bears that are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But we won’t ignore public safety or property damage,” Wenum said. “If the public can help these bears avoid conflicts with people we hope that they’ll move on and into the forest to den up for the winter.” Bears usually go into hibernation about mid-November when natural food supplies run out. The bears have been most active from dawn to dusk. So residents are asked to be aware when they are out in the low-light hours. If you see the bears in a tree, make a quick observation and move on. If you see the bears on the ground, yell at them and make them feel uncomfortable and unwelcome in the city environment. Keep trash secured until the morning of pick-up, don’t leave pet food outside and take down bird feeders.

To: All Media From: Christopher Danos, Gunnison Police Department Subject: Crime Stoppers Message Date: October 11, 2017 CRIME STOPPERS 10/11/17 ****************************************************************************** CRIME STOPPERS is asking for your help with solving a burglary. On 10/05/17, between 1:20 AM and 1:30 AM, an unidentified adult male illegally entered a business in the 300 block East Tomichi Avenue. Cash was stolen from within the business. An image of the male was captured on the business’ surveillance system. If you can identify this person you are asked to contact the Gunnison Police Department at (970)641-8200 or Crime Stoppers. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, contact CRIME STOPPERS at 641-8280. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime doesn’t pay, but CRIME STOPPERS does.

Missing person out of Gunnison Colorado Andrew Parr, with the Date of Birth 10/22/1978, pictured below, was reported missing by his family on 09/16/2017. Andrew Parr was last seen on the evening of 09/12/2017. Andrew Parr is likely traveling alone on a red 2008 Scott Speedster bike with a blue backpack. Possibly wearing jeans, plaid shirt, dark baseball cap and thick rimmed glasses. Please contact the Gunnison Police Department at (970) 641-8200, regarding any information on the whereabouts of Andrew Parr.

Gunnison Police Department: Friendly Reminders. - Please lock your vehicles any time you are leaving it unoccupied. Thefts are a crime of opportunity. Should you leave your valuables in sight and your car unlocked, the chances increase that you will be a victim of a theft. Please take into your residence any valuables that would be expensive or difficult to replace. - PHONE SCAMS: Should you receive any phone calls asking you to provide personal information, IT'S A SCAM!! If you are asked from the caller to send money prior to claiming your prize, IT'S A SCAM!! If the caller becomes angry, IT'S A SCAM!! Please call the Gunnison Police Department @ (970)641-8200 should you have questions about a phone call you received. Jury Duty Scam: Someone will claim they are a law enforcement official from your city or county and advise you that you missed a jury subpoena. The call will ask for money and tell you that you will be arrested if you don't pay the amount. This is a SCAM!! HANG UP!!!! Law Enforcement does not call reference individuals that failed to show up on a jury subpoena. IRS Scam: The caller will demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. The IRS does not use these methods for tax payments. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. All tax payments should only be made payable to the U.S. Treasury and checks should never be made payable to third parties. HANG UP!!!!

Information for those that use the Van Tuyl Ranch trail system and fishing access trail to the Gunnison River located in the northwest part of the City of Gunnison: City of Gunnison Press Release September 8, 2017 During the upcoming weeks, a substantial amount of construction activity will occur in and around the VanTuyl Ranch. Work includes construction of a new fishing access trail and a major river habitat improvement project. The initial intent is to keep trails open to public use, but periodic trail access closures may be required to maintain public safety. The fishing access trail, which originates at Char-Mar Park will be extended to the Gunnison River. The trail will include segments of gravel surface trail connecting with three boardwalks bridging existing wetlands. Movement of equipment and materials will require the use of existing trails, but the intent is to allow public use of existing trails during the construction period, beginning in mid-September and continuing through November 2017. The Gunnison River and Riparian Habitat Restoration project, which is being implemented in partnership with the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, the Gunnison Angling Society and other stakeholders, will entail a significant amount of construction activity along the northern fringe of the VanTuyl Ranch. New irrigation diversion structures, bank stabilization and in-channel fish habitat features will be constructed this fall. Work will begin in late September and likely continue into December 2017. The trail system above the Ranch Headquarters driveway will be used for construction access to the river. Please check for posted information that will placed at entrances and along the trails. Contractors are instructed to yield to trail users, but caution by the public is requested. The City appreciates your cooperation while this construction activity occurs. You may contact Steve Westbay (City of Gunnison Community Development) for additional information regarding these projects. Phone: 970-641-8152 swestbay@gunnisonco.gov

MEDIA RELEASE Good Neighbor Program: Gunnison Police Department INVOLVED? The Gunnison Police Department and Western State Colorado University are teaming up to encourage everyone to be a “Good Neighbor.” Our program goal is to promote better neighbor relations which includes; citizen responsibility, a reduction of loud parties, minimize underage alcohol and marijuana use. A team effort will be made on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. We will meet at the Gunnison Community Center to begin. Volunteers will distribute brochures and talk to area residents. Call Sergeant Joe Engleman at 970-641-8245 or email jengleman@gunnisonco.gov if you have questions or concerns about the neighborhood you live in. As a community member you are welcome to participate. Again, community members are encouraged to participate and join the Gunnison Police Department and Western State Colorado University

Press Release FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Gunnison Police Department 910 W. Bidwell Ave. (970)641-8200 Ex. #1 Gunnison, Colorado 81230 Gunnison Police Activity August 30, 2017 On August 29, 2017 at approximately 11:55 p.m., Officers with the Gunnison Police Department responded to the Alamo Bar, 226 N. Main St., City of Gunnison, for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they contacted a 31 year old male inside the Alamo Bar who had a wound to the left side of his face that was consistent with a knife cut. After rendering medical attention, the individual was transported by Gunnison Emergency Services to Gunnison Valley Health Hospital. After interviewing witnesses and locating physical evidence, a 39 year old Gunnison resident, Steven Lavato, was arrested and charged with Assault in the First Degree. Mr. Lavato was booked into the Gunnison County Detention Facility on a $60,000.00 bond. The victim was later released from Gunnison Valley Health. __________________________________________________ On August 30, 2017 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Officers with the Gunnison Police Department responded to a residence at 1313 West Ohio Av., City of Gunnison, in regards to someone trying to gain entrance into an occupied residence. After a short foot chase into a wooded area, Gunnison Police Officers apprehended 21 year old Artemio Valentin-Serrano. Mr. Valentin-Serrano was charged with First Degree Criminal Trespass, Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Mr. Valentin-Serrano was booked into the Gunnison County Detention Facility on no bond due to the Domestic Violence charge. ***If you have any information about this incident or any other criminal act, please contact the Gunnison Police Department at (970) 641-8200 Ex. #1***