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The Grimsborough Police Department acts as the primary law enforcement agency in the city of Grimsborough, making its appearance in the first and fifth seasons of Criminal Case.

Objectives

The Grimsborough PD investigates murders in the city of Grimsborough, searching crime scenes for clues, interviewing witnesses and suspects, and carefully analyzing evidence in order to progress. After gaining all the criteria, the force is able to apprehend the actual killer behind the murder and put them behind bars.

Key personnel

Fifteen people, including the player character, have acted as key members of the Grimsborough PD over the course of the game, with each of them assigned a particular job:

Personnel Age Position Duties Status
Samuel King 75 Chief of Police Reads and reviews case files, issuing orders, giving out new leads whenever necessary, overseeing all police operations, ensuring cops are bringing justice to the city. Deceased
Diane Parker 47 Active
Player N/A Homicide Detective Performs homicide investigations, in charge of formal murder investigations, brings killers to justice by all means necessary. Resigned
David Jones 38 Inspector (formerly) / Senior Detective Works with the player as partners to solve homicide investigations. Active
Gloria Hayes 41 Police Detective Active
Nathan Pandit 37 Chief Medical Examiner Autopsies bodies of various murder victims and issues new leads whenever possible. Deceased
Martine Meunier 29 Active
Grace Delaney 35 Lab Chief Handles and analyzes all physical, biological, and clinical evidence to help homicide investigators incriminate the killer's identity, and sometimes discovers the murder weapon. Also qualified to handle anatomic forensics. Resigned
Rupert Winchester 61 Deceased
Amir Devani 25 Active
Alex Turner 29 Tech Expert Handles digital and technical evidence to help homicide detectives incriminate the killer's identity. Also issues new leads whenever possible. Resigned
Cathy Turner 28 Active
Gabriel Herrera 36 Profiler Analyzes objects and/or clues that cannot be analyzed by digital, physical, clinical, anatomic or technical forensics, but instead, through psychological analysis. Active
Rita Estevez 32 Field Expert Assists detectives arrest notorious criminals by gaining outside information and/or using violent measures; performs analysis on weapons. Deceased
Eduardo Ramirez 46 Field Officer (formerly) / Consultant Analyzes handwritings, messages, and photographs that do not require digital, physical, clinical, anatomic, technical or psychological analysis.
Formerly kept an eye on the suspects, issued new leads if found, and sometimes issued new suspect attributes when needed.
Active
Amir Devani 25 Lab Assistant (formerly) Assists Rupert in handling and analyzing physical, biological, and clinical evidence to help homicide investigators incriminate the killer's identity. Also takes care of physical, biological, and clinical analyses when assigned to do so by Rupert. Promoted

Other personnel

Additionally, a few characters have been introduced as members of the police, but do not play as large a role. These characters include:

Personnel Age Position Duties Status
Harry Landry 35 Detective Performs homicide investigations simultaneously with the player's team. Incarcerated
Ed Dunkin Unknown Deceased
Mia Loukas 24 Beat cop Patrols the city to apprehend minor criminals, appease small riots, and to find clues and crime scenes that may be of interest to the detectives. Deceased
Tim Cooper 51 Incarcerated
Officer Jeffords Unknown Alive
Unnamed Unknown Alive

Notable events of Criminal Case

Season 1

Main article: Grimsborough

A new beginning

The player made their debut in solving a murder at the entrance of town. Whilst investigating, the player met the most of the team members, the last of them being Ramirez, who met the player while informing that a victim's mother was ready for questioning.

After arresting Harry Landry for the murder of his partner, Ed Dunkin, and Italian mobster Tony Marconi for the murder of Vipers gang leader Salvador Cordero in the gang-ravaged district, Mayor Howard Johnson promoted the team to the Financial Center. There, after arresting corrupt businessman Alden Greene for the murder of journalist Rachel Priest, the team was promoted to the Historical Center.

Unmasking a serial killer

After securing the annual Dog Pageant by arresting its participant Margaret Littlewood for poisoning the other participants' dogs (with Jones being poisoned in the process), the team was promoted to the University. There, the team would investigate a serial killer, "The Rorschach Reaper", who was known to hypnotize three people to commit murders. The investigation of the serial killer peaked during the University Prom Ball, in which prom queen Madison Springer was murdered. The team would unmask psychology student Tess Goodwin as the killer and by extension, the Rorschach Reaper — all orchestrated to hypnotize Jones into killing the player. Just as Jones pointed his gun while hypnotized, Ramirez hit him to wake him up, allowing the player to arrest her. As such, the Mayor promoted the team to Maple Heights.

Meanwhile, Chief King's granddaughter, Cathy (under the alias "The @rtist"), started assisting the team in their investigations, much to his disapproval.

Chief King's betrayal and bringing down the Crimson Order

During the mayoral election day, they found socialite Adam Bentley shot to death, arresting Chief King for his murder. Unfortunately, he committed suicide before the team could ask him about his motive. After attending his funeral, Stuart Huckabee, the Chief's old friend, asked the team to go to the natural harbor to "dig the truth" behind the murders happening in the city, only to be found murdered hours later. Throughout his murder investigation, the team found out the existence of The Crimson Order, a secret society "controlling" the whole city with murdering those who revealed their secrets, including Stuart. To the team's shock, they found out that King was a member of the Crimson Order since he erased all his investigations on the society.

After solving a murder at the Aloki settlement (with Ramirez being held captive by Keanu Ashokan), the team found out that King was involved in the arson carried out ten years ago by the Crimson Order at the settlement since he never reported of the loss of his knife used in the arson. The team hypothesized that the Crimson Order had done it to prevent the Aloki Indian from getting more land, explaining why King denied filing the Aloki's complaint.

The team would investigate two murders committed by the Crimson Order, including escaped convict Tess Goodwin's. Afterward, the team discovered that King was actually manipulated to act for the Crimson Order, however, on the day he wanted to quit the Crimson Order, the society committed the murder of his wife, Donna. Afraid that Cathy would be killed just like her grandmother was, King would do anything to protect her. Furthermore, he knew that once the player arrested him for killing Adam, the Crimson Order would kill Cathy before killing him if he talked about them. This explained why King committed suicide without telling the team his motive: to protect Cathy.

Their investigation culminated in Aloki Indian Delsin Peota being scalped to death, with the words "You are next" carved in his chest, indicating that the player was next in line. Throughout the investigation, they infiltrated the Crimson Order's illicit gold mine, where they found Adam's execution order issued by Serena Johnson commanding King to kill Adam for discovering their gold mine. After arresting Serena for her involvement in the Crimson Order, they found out that Cathy had broken into the gold mine, not to mention they also found her hair traces on Delsin's scalp. To Alex's horror, the team arrested her for her possible involvement in the society.

In the end, prison warden Milton Grimmes was exposed as Delsin's killer and by extension, the leader of the Crimson Order. Milton detailed how his ancestor, Solomon Grimmes, married Aloki Indian Inaya to organize a feast to gather all the Aloki Indians under one roof and kill them all in order to gain control over the gold mine. After Ramirez hit Milton while attempting to murder the player, the team handcuffed him, failing him to bring the player's head during their ceremony that night. The team would infiltrate the ceremony, arresting Alden Greene and Howard Johnson for their involvement in the Crimson Order, not to mention the society had ordered Alden to kill Rachel Priest. Cathy was eventually released from prison due to her innocence.

A few days after the arrest, Jones and the player proved that the gold mine was originally owned by the Aloki Indian, finally vindicating the tribe. With peace restored in the city, the player accepted a position in the Pacific Bay Police Department, but not before the team (including Cathy) held a farewell party for the player.

Season 5

Main article: The Conspiracy

The homecoming of the player

Five years after the player's departure, they returned to Grimsborough, where a satellite had crashed into the city a year ago. The player would reunite with Jones and a married couple of Cathy and Alex (now a stay-at-home father) before ending up solving the murder of their old colleague, Nathan (now a veterinarian). During this investigation, the player met all the members of the Bureau, including Ramirez, who was recently returned to Grimsborough. Later, Jones hosted a house party for welcoming the player back.

The team would learn about a serial killer targetting the parents of the Fairview High School students, who had a fight with their children, with an amlodipine-infused soda drink as the weapon. With Gloria being kidnapped by the serial killer in the process (even involving Gloria herself in the investigation into the murder of a parent targeted by the serial killer), the team would arrest the high school's principal, Rosamund Wilcox, for being the serial killer. Not long after, a massive earthquake struck.

Investigating missing persons cases

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Bringing down DreamLife

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Unmasking Ad Astra

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Fighting against the neohuman army

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Notable arrests

Trivia

  • References to Grimsborough PD members can be found during the events of several cases in Pacific Bay, World Edition, and Mysteries of the Past. For instance:
    • In the "Ice Cream Kiosk" crime scene in Shark Attack!, you can spot "Jones" written on the star embedded in the sidewalk.
    • In the "Plaza Stairs" crime scene in Dead Girl Rolling, you can find a tree trunk with Jones' name carved on top of a heart symbol.
    • In The Ice Queen:
      • The "Beach" crime scene has a seaplane with a "We miss you Jones" banner.
      • The "Gift Shop" crime scene has a US postal stamp with Chief King's face on it.
    • Ramirez-Notebook

      Ramirez's notebook, as seen in Spineless.

      After the player recovers Ramirez's notebook for him during the Additional Investigation of Spineless, a drawing of Jones eating cookies can be seen on the bottom of the page at the right-hand side.
    • In the "Looted Station" crime scene in Of Rats and Men, a portrait of Jones can be spotted.
    • In Uncivil Rights, Jones can be found on the television screen in the "Mayors Office" crime scene.
    • In In Plain Sight, there is a picture of Jones pinned to the board on the wall in the "Break Room" and "Coffee Table" crime scenes.

Gallery

Screenshots

Promotional images

Notes

  1. Ash is originally arrested but is later released due to unknown reasons.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Originally detained but later cleared of all charges after proven innocent of the murder.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Manages to resist arrest by committing suicide.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 All charges are later dropped.
  5. Philip escapes custody but is almost immediately apprehended once more.
  6. Otto resists arrest by threatening to kill the team but is killed during a confrontation soon after.

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