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Posted on: September 2, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Felony Menacing Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a robbery in progress at 755 North Avenue at approximately 4:20pm on September 1, 2022. The reporting party stated they were being robbed and that a male kept grabbing his hip like he had a gun.

When Officers arrived on scene, they learned the two business owners were in a civil dispute. One adult male was detained on scene. The other adult male was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

Robert Burford, age 32, was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Felony Menacing
  • Possession of Weapon by a Previous Offender
  • Criminal Possession of Two or More Financial Devices
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer
  • 3rd Degree Criminal Trespass
  • Unrelated Warrant


Anthony Loveridge, age 28, was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Restraining Order Violation
  • Possession of Weapon by a Previous Offender
  • Accessory to Commit Felony Menacing
  • Failure to Comply Misdemeanor Warrant

The Grand Junction Police Department believes this to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community.

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