Shelter-in-place following shoplifting in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Several Grand Junction businesses entered a shelter-in-place while officers arrested a man for shoplifting.

Grand Junction Police Officers responded to a report of a theft-in-progress in the area of 24 3/4 Road and HWY 6 and 50 at around 12:15 p.m. Monday. According to officials, a man fled the store on foot with shoplifted merchandise before he was contacted by citizens who attempted to intervene before law enforcement arrived at the scene.

GJPD officers then arrested 25-year-old Louis Paul and remanded him to the Mesa County Detention Facility on two outstanding warrants and additional charges of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nearby businesses entered a shelter-in-place during the incident out of caution. Those shelter-in-place directives are no longer active.

Officials believe this to be an isolated incident with no ongoing threat to the community. This is an active GJPD investigation with no further information available.

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