Fruita Police Department

  • Agency: Fruita Police Department
  • Address: 157 S. Mesa Street, Fruita, 81521 CO
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (970) 858-3008
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Fruita Police Department is located at 157 S. Mesa Street, Fruita, 81521 CO. The Fruita Police Department phone number is (970) 858-3008.

Fruita Police Department News

Beginning Monday October 22nd, Pine St. (aka 18 Rd.) will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic between Windsor Park Dr. and Carolina Ave. to allow for utility upgrades. The closure is expected to last approximately one week. Detour routes will follow Carolina Ave., Sycamore St. and Aspen Ave. or as signed. We appreciate your patience while we complete these critical improvements. If you have questions about the project please call the City of Fruita Engineering Department at (970) 858-8377.

Due to changes in legislation, The Fruita Police Department will soon no longer be providing non-criminal fingerprinting services (i.e. background checks, etc…). Beginning next week you will be able to schedule appointments for this service with the CABS program linked below.

UPDATE: Beginning this week the Rimrock Trail between Pine St. and Rimrock Elementary School will reopen to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Please note, beginning later this month the city will have another contractor in the area to remove trip hazards along the trail. We do not expect any further impact to trail usage during this phase of the project. Thank you for your patience while we complete these needed improvements to the trail.

Please don't be the victim of opportunity. If you are coming to Fruita to enjoy all the awesome mountain biking trails that surround our wonderful city, we want you to have a great time and not be the victim of opportunity. Please secure those amazing bikes you have so those who might seize upon your unsecured ride have no opportunity to do so!

**Update on trail closure** The Rim Rock trail will be closed from Pine St. to Arches Dr. beginning August 13th. The closure is anticipated to last until the middle of September. A detour will be provided traveling along Wolf Creek Ct. (to the north). If you have any questions or comments regarding the trail closure, please call the Fruita Engineering Department at (970) 858-8377. Thank you for your patience while these needed repairs are made.

Hello Fruita Peeps! Beginning July 26th and lasting through the remainder of the school summer break, the Rimrock trail between Pine Street and Rimrock Elementary School will be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic for trail maintenance and reconstruction. The trail will be open intermittently to allow school traffic in the mornings and afternoons after the school year begins but will remain closed during non-rush times. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve drainage and trail accessibility in that area. If you would like more information on the project, please call the Engineering Division of the City of Fruita’s Public Works Department at (970) 858-8377. Thanks!

Found in Vista Valley Subdivision! If this sweet ride belongs to you, call us! 970-858-3008.

Thank you to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel for this wonderful piece on the passing of our former chief, Judy Macy. She was loved and respected by all and she will be deeply missed.

***FOUND PROPERTY*** If this sweet ride belongs to you, please contact Officer Nehm Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM, 970-858-3008! Thank you!

FYI - there may be some loud booms in the area of Shelledy Elementary School late morning / early afternoon. Also, there may be some pirates in the area which may strike some as odd due to the land locked nature of Colorado, but this is all relative to an event being held for the students and should not be cause for alarm. Yarr!

We added a couple of forms to our website! Please visit, http://www.fruita.org/police/page/police-resources to download our Fraud Packet or Ride Along Request Form.

Join us for a free Community Cookout! There will be lots of games for kids as well as an opportunity to learn about great programs such as Fruita Youth Initiative (FYI) and Sources of Strength.

THREE FOUND BICYCLES: This morning we have recovered three bicycles; a Huffy mountain bike, a Mongoose mountain bike, and a multicolored BMX style bicycle. All were recovered in the Holly Park Area, but may have been taken elsewhere. If this sounds like a bicycle you are missing please contact Officer Rodriguez at the Fruita Police Department (970) 858-3008.

Officer Yaws and Talu were invited to the DinoMites program for a K-9 demonstration. As you can see, Talu really enjoys visiting with the kids! Thank you DinoMites for hosting us.

We are accepting applications for the Junior Citizen Police Academy. The academy will be every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm starting June 13th. Applications can be picked up from the Fruita Police Department or the Community Center.

Our officers had a great time this morning at the Coffee with a Cop event at our local Starbucks.

We have seen an increase in reports of people entering vehicles to steal items. Please make sure your car doors are locked and any valuables are hidden or taken inside. Remind your neighbors to lock their car doors as well. Also, if you see anyone stealing from vehicles, please do not confront the person and immediately call 9-1-1. This will allow officers to get into the area and hopefully catch the person in the act, allowing us to return stolen items to their rightful owner.

Over the past few days we have received some inquiries regarding operating low-power scooters on public roadways. Hopefully, the following information clears up any confusion: Definition: Low-Power Scooter is a self-propelled vehicle designed primarily for use on the roadways with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, no manual clutch, and either of the following: -A cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty cubic centimeters (50cc), if powered by internal combustion; or -A wattage not exceeding four thousand four hundred seventy-six (4,476), if powered by electricity. A Low-Power Scooter does not include a toy vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, wheelchair, or any device designed to assist mobility impaired people who use pedestrian right-of-ways. Requirements: -Owner/Operator must possess a valid driver license or minor driver license (42-2-103(2)(a) C.R.S.). -Low-Power Scooters may only be registered or renewed when the applicant has a complying motor vehicle insurance policy or a certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect as required by sections 10-4-619 and 10-4-624, C.R.S. -Secure and verifiable identification is required to register. For further info please visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/low-power-scooter

Lots of items have been turned into the PD. If you have lost an item recently such as a bike tire or keys, please check with our friendly Police Service Technician who can let you know if we have your stuff.

The Fruita Police Department is asking for any assistance in identifying the people or vehicle used in a theft at the La Quinta on March 17th at about 3:40 in the morning. A red and black Santa Cruz mountain bike was stolen valued at about $4,500. If you have any information, please call our dispatch at 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP.

UPDATE: owner located; dog returned. This black lab (male with a blue Colorado symbol collar) was found in the 900 Blk. of E. Columbine Ave in Fruita. If you know where he belongs please contact the Fruita Police Department at (970) 242-6707. Thanks.