Jake Tuttle, 36, of Delta has been charged with second degree burglary and theft in connection with a burglary from a Delta home earlier this month.
The burglary was reported on July 18, by elderly homeowners living in the 1100 block of Hastings Street. Investigation revealed someone had forced entry into the residence while the homeowners were gone and removed personal property in excess of $16,000 in value.
On July 16, DPD officers were notified that the Delta County Sheriff's Office had recovered a stolen flatbed trailer. The trailer was loaded with a significant amount of personal property, including items identified as stolen during the July 8 burglary. Other items were identified as stolen during several other burglaries throughout Delta, Montrose and San Miguel counties. Each county has law enforcement personnel working these burglary and theft cases. A portion of the property recovered has yet to be identified as missing or stolen.
Tuttle is being held in the Delta County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.