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Law enforcement blotter April 19, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

April 10:

Matthew J. Shiflet, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

April 11:

Astube Rivard, 46, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $100 bond.

April 12:

Hestia Lujan, 37, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely and owner operated an uninsured motor vehicle after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Main Street at 4th Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Jacob G. Jones, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree criminal trespass, violation of a protection order (civil) and violation of a protection order (criminal).

Dawn E. Hunt, 33, of Montrose was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree criminal trespass, criminal attempt to commit and violation of a protection order (criminal).

April 14:

Michael A. Duran, 52, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault.

April 15:

Kenneth C. Meagher, 41, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Stephanie M. Simpkins, 32, of Kremmling was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault.

April 16:

Perla A. Leon, 22, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a $2,000 total bond.

Jennifer M. Barnett, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged disorderly conduct.

Citations: Eleven tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, nine for speeding.

Please remember: All criminal charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.



From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):

April 10:

A family member contacted the Delta County Sheriff's Office after receiving a text from a young Crawford resident. She said she wanted them to have her three children, then broke off contact. Deputies contacted the mother and determined she should be evaluated by mental health professionals.

A Delta resident complained about a neighbor on B Road who regularly burns trash. Only agricultural burns are permitted in Delta County.

Courthouse security summoned an ambulance for a 69-year-old woman who had fallen in the clerk's office. She did not require transport to the hospital.

John Case, 57, was cited for failure to notify dispatch of an agricultural burn after his fire spread onto a neighboring field on 1600 Road.

A Delta woman notified the sheriff's office she had been sent a Facebook "friend" request in violation of a protection order prohibiting any contact.

April 11:

The theft of mail was reported from boxes along Skyhill Road, Paonia.

April 12:

A Cedaredge man who had difficulty evicting his tenants reported he could not find his cat, but spotted a blood trail from his back porch to the tenants' house. Sheriff's deputies are attempting to locate and question the tenants.

Shortly after 3 p.m., deputies spotted a car weaving across the center line near Highway 133 and Samuel Wade Road. The car was driven by John Lake, 55, of Paonia, who failed to perform roadside maneuvers as requested by the deputies. He was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, no proof of insurance and failure to drive in a single lane.

A disturbance was reported during the meeting of the Orchard City Town Council. Deputies talked to Doug Keller, who was allowed to remain in the audience after he agreed to follow protocol.

April 13:

A chain saw is believed responsible for a tree that caught on fire on the Hotchkiss property on 3100 Road. Hotchkiss firefighters kept the fire from spreading to nearby haystacks and structures.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the sheriff's office was contacted about a woman who was allegedly "abandoned" in the waiting room at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Deputies were able to locate a son, who said he was unable to care for her. Hospital personnel found the woman a bed for the night and contacted Adult Protective Services the following day.

A fire destroyed the home of Kevin and Karen Kropp at 14340 Cresthaven Road, Paonia (see the complete story in the North Fork Times).

April 14:

A dispute over fence placement led to an altercation between two Crawford neighbors. The incident is under investigation.

April 16:

Hotchkiss and Crawford firefighters were dispatched to a fire on Highway 92 near Crawford at about 8 p.m. The blaze was possibly caused by a heat lamp used to keep baby chicks warm in a shed behind the house. Both the shed and the home owned by Randy Miller were destroyed.

At about 8 p.m., deputies were asked to assist with a red pickup that flipped onto its side as it was headed toward the Gunnison River on H75 Road.

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