Montrose Police Department

Laura Palmisano

  • Ballot measure would limit state government enterprises
  • Montrose Police Department welcomes three new officers
  • Grand Junction defense contractor Capco Inc. awarded major contract
  • Gov. Polis reviews school safety measures
  • Self-sufficient Westerners still support government relief spending
  • Movie theatres are starting to reopen on the Western Slope

      

  • Proposition DD passes with 50.8 percent of the vote, will legalize sports gambling
  • Defeat of Proposition CC just the beginning of a fight over TABOR
  • Delta County Library District reacts after proposed mill levy increase fails
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital names interim CEO, begins search
  • Montrose voters approve sales tax increase for police in closest vote of the election

  • Controversial sex education bill going through State House
  • Cloud seeding science offers possible drought solutions
  • Fourth Democratic candidate declares intent to run against Gardner
  • Montrose committee holds public meetings about police department

  • Governor Hickenlooper faces two ethics charges
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife report- watch out for coyotes
  • Two bull elk killed illegally on Uncompaghre Plateau
  • Mountain Lion kitten shows problems of keeping wildlife pets
  • Ouray County sheriff's election decided by 11 votes
  • Montrose city police, County Sheriff to get new leadership

  • Huge illegal pot grow in Delta busted, eight arrests, over 800 pounds seized
  • New police chief in Montrose named, starts on November 2nd
  • Democratic congressional candidate Diane Mitsch Bush visits Carbondale

  • Montrose Police Chief calls it a career after 45 years in law enforcement
  • Trial in deaths of two Norwood girls continues, one defendant incompetent
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • Native cutthroat trout species making a comeback after reintroduction efforts

City of Montrose

On May 14th, citizens, police officers and members of Montrose Crime Stoppers went before the City Council and asked for a ballot initiative in November that would raise sales tax revenue for public safety. A sharp increase in petty and property crime has taxed an already shorthanded Montrose Police Department. KVNF News got the details from Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn and Montrose Crime Stoppers head John W. Nelson.

  • Montrose Police Chief needs 14 more officers to keep up with calls
  • Montrose officials in preliminary discussions to raise sales tax for public safety
  • Western Slope Resources report on Ute reservation farm, water use
  • Bear put down Sunday night proven to be one in Mother's Day attack

  • Petty and property crime, drug trafficking and mental illness on the rise in Montrose
  • Citizens, police officers ask Montrose city council for sales tax increase
  • One person's attempt to siphon Green River highlights water shortages
  • Traffic stop leads to fatality outside of Palisade

Montrose Police To Ticket 'Coal Rollers'

Feb 24, 2016
rolling coal
Jim Hill / KUNC

Police in Montrose will be cracking down on ‘coal rollers’.       

When a vehicle with a modified exhaust quickly accelerates in order to spew out a black cloud of smoke, it's called ‘rolling coal’. Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn says over the past several months the department has received numerous complaints from residents about diesel trucks doing this.

City Of Montrose Reeling From County's Fees

Oct 2, 2014

The city of Montrose is looking at a very tight budget for next year, and part of that is due to dispatching fees. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 1, 2014

Sep 1, 2014

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  • Crested Butte is up for whatever
  • St. Mary’s trades up for new helicopter
  • Montrose identifies man shot by police

Police Shootings In Grand Junction, Montrose

Aug 26, 2014

There was a police shooting in Grand Junction Monday. 

Not many details have been released, but two officers were responding to a call to remove someone from a property on Grand Avenue when they made contact with someone in a car parked outside.  Shots were fired, and the man in the car was killed.  A gun was recovered from the vehicle.

All of this comes less than 24 hours after a police shooting in Montrose.  Two officers with the City of Montrose were called out to check on the welfare of a 42-year-old man.  His family made the request.

The victim of a shooting in Montrose has been issued a citation for false reporting to authorities.