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Law enforcement blotter Aug. 29, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

Aug. 19:

Jeremy W. Woodson, 29, of Austin was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), careless driving and failure to present evidence of insurance.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Howard Street to recover possible stolen property.

Jennifer J. Williams, 32, of Cedaredge was issued a summons for shoplifting at City Market.

Officers conducted a welfare check in the 800 block of Palmer. Three juveniles were removed from the residence.

A customer reportedly tried to use counterfeit bills at Taco Bell.

Aug. 20:

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Pioneer Road for a traffic accident.

Counterfeit bills were reportedly used to make a purchase at Walmart.

Officers responded to Whiskey's Liquor Store for a two-vehicle accident. Timothy L. Carlill, 35, of Paonia was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI), driving under the influence per se, and careless driving.

Bank of the West reported a possible case of fraud.

Officers responded to Splish Splash Car Wash for a suspicious incident.

A one-vehicle traffic accident involving a deer occurred in the 1400 block of Highway 50.

Aug. 21:

Officers responded to the 600 block of N. Main Street for a private property accident.

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Highway 92 for a one-vehicle traffic accident involving a deer.

Officers responded to Urgent Care for a dog bite.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Bluff Street for a domestic violence incident. A warrant has been issued for Eloy O. McLaughlin, 47, of Fairplay.

Officers responded to Delta High School for a feud between multiple juveniles.

Officers responded to Clearview Drive for a report of an adult male unconscious and not breathing.

Aug. 22:

Officers responded to 7108 Highway 50 for a possible burglary.

Officers took a lobby report of possible forgery, theft and child abuse.

Officers responded to an address on 1575 Road for a report of persons trying to break in to a residence.

Officers took a lobby report of domestic violence and possible probation violation.

Aug. 23:

Officers provided an agency assist with Delta County Adult Protective Services.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of H25 Road for the report of a possible intoxicated female who drove into a ditch. Amanda M. Cipriano, 31, of Delta was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI), careless driving, driving while license revoked and failing to present evidence of insurance.

Officers took a lobby report of fraudulent bank activity.

Aug. 24:

Officers took a "Safe2Tell" report of a juvenile male making suicidal threats.

Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of Highway 50 and 1600 Road. Tayler E.M. Philman, 19, of Delta was issued a summons for careless driving.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Meeker Street for a hit and run traffic accident.

Officers provided an agency assist to Delta County Child Protective Services.

A two-vehicle traffic accident was reported at E. 4th and Main streets.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 5th Street and Riley Lane. Anthony M. Evans, 30, of Delta was issued a summons for owner operated uninsured vehicle, drove vehicle with license revoked (HTO), operated vehicle with no tail lights and displayed expired license plates.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 5th Street and Riley Lane. Sierra D. Swanson, 25, homeless of Montrose was arrested on a Montrose County warrant with a $25,000 bond. Swanson was also arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Aug. 25:

Officers responded to a residence on H38 Road for a burglary.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Palmer Street for a theft.

Officers responded to the 200 block of Howard Street for a possible burglary.

Three syringes were found lying on the ground at the intersection of Highway 92 and Heinz Street. They were placed into evidence for destruction.

Citations: 13 tickets were issued this week for various traffic violations.

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):

Aug. 20:

Deputies investigated a report of illegal burning at a residence on 2100 Road in Delta. Burning trash in a burn barrel is prohibited by county ordinance.

A squatters' campfire is being blamed for a fire that burned several trees near the intersection of Highway 65 and Tongue Creek Road shortly after 7 p.m. No structures were damaged.

Aug. 21:

A Palisade woman reported that while she was on Grand Mesa, a man came out onto the deck of his cabin holding a firearm and looking at her grandchildren.

A red Chevrolet Malibu that had been reported stolen from the City of Delta was found at an Austin residence. Deputies determined the "stolen" vehicle was the result of a domestic dispute.

A resident of 2100 Road, Delta, filed a complaint about a white pickup that was "tearing up the road."

An Austin resident reported that he had video surveillance of someone rifling through his vehicle.

At about 8 p.m. a woman residing on Payne Siding Road reported a burglary in progress from an old trailer on her property. Using a description of the vehicle provided by the victim, deputies pulled over a pickup occupied by Laura Clark, Jennifer Borders and Paul Luce. They reportedly found some of the items that had been stolen in the back of the suspects' vehicle. The three were arrested and transported to Delta County Jail. They are charged with theft and second degree burglary.

Aug. 22:

Deputies were asked to check out a suspicious vehicle parked on B Road about a mile and a half off Highway 50. It was determined the female driver had pulled over to rest and all the car's occupants had fallen asleep. There was no indication of alcohol or drugs.

An individual riding his dirt bike in the 'dobies came across a burned vehicle near Fairview and Pig Mesa roads. It was determined the 2007 yellow Pontiac had been stolen out of Montrose on Aug. 20. The same vehicle is suspected of being involved in an accident in the City of Delta earlier that day. BLM and the Montrose Police Department were notified of the vehicle's location.

Aug. 23:

A Cedaredge resident said he was being harassed on Facebook and asked for advice from a deputy.

Deputies contacted a 60-year-old Paonia man who was being treated for a dog bite at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

A short time later, they took a report from a 50-year-old Hotchkiss female who was being treated in the hospital emergency room for injuries that occurred during a domestic dispute.

A 41-year-old Paonia resident reported that her brother, Curtis Daniels, 46, had stolen her car and cell phone from the home they share. The vehicle's VIN was entered into a national database. The following day, Mesa County deputies notified local authorities that they had contacted Daniels at a gas station in Grand Junction. He was taken into custody and charged with second degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, violating a protection order and driving under restraint.

Aug. 24:

A Caterpillar track skid steer was reportedly moved from the vacant property near Crawford where it was being kept. The victim said he is the only one with keys to the vehicle.

Aug. 25:

At about 1 a.m., a Cedaredge area man reported his wife and two grandchildren, ages 10 and 7, had failed to return from a doctor's appointment in Delta. About 9 a.m. the following morning, the children were located at Walmart, where they had reportedly been left for two hours. They told deputies they had spent the night in their vehicle in Confluence Park, then they'd gone to Walmart while their grandmother had the vehicle repaired. When Grandma arrived on the scene, she said she had left the children in the main part of the store while she went to the automotive department. She denied leaving the children unattended and denied spending the night in Confluence Park. She said she did not go home because she needed to have the vehicle checked for leaking fluids. Child Protective Services was contacted and the grandfather took custody of the children.

An Austin resident reported the theft of two large flower pots from her porch.

Mail was reportedly pulled from several mailboxes in the Austin area and scattered along the carrier's route.

Aug. 26:

Deputies assisted the Montrose County Sheriff's Office with the recovery of a stolen iPhone that was "pinging" from a location in Eckert. The cell phone was recovered and Sarah Arguta, 21, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

A Hotchkiss area landlord reported that her renters disappeared in the night, along with two 40-foot semi trailers.

Deputies contacted a 57-year-old Paonia resident who was being treated for a dog bite at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Clarification: An item in last week's blotter stated that an Orchard City employee walked out of work rather than submit to a random drug test. His employer later found a small amount of marijuana in the company vehicle he normally drives. The individual in question was not an employee of the Town of Orchard City, but rather a business located within the town.

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