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Law enforcement blotter Aug. 8, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

July 29:

Erric L. West, 23, of Delta was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

Bryan D. Dillie, 37, of Cedaredge was arrested on a warrant with a bond of $350.

A possible auto theft occurred in the 500 block of Grand Avenue.

Officer responded to the 400 block of North Palmer Street for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from Montrose County.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of East 6th Street for a report of theft.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Grand Avenue for a report of theft from an auto.

David Gonzalez-Mendieta, 36, of Delta was arrested on a Delta County warrant with a no bond.

July 30:

At 5:55 a.m., officers responded to Quality Inn Hotel for a report of a possible harassment. As officers were looking for the suspect, he was seen jumping into the Gunnison River trying to swim away. At 6:30 a.m. officers were able to get the suspect out of the river. Michael F. McCullough, 35, of Montrose was arrested on charges of criminal mischief as an act of domestic violence and a warrant with a bond of $6,000.

Officers took a lobby report of a possible sexual assault that occurred in the 100 block of West 6th Street. The victim was transported to Grand Junction for a SANE exam.

Officers responded to the intersection of West 3rd Street and Main Street for a two vehicle, non-injury traffic accident.

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Hillcrest Drive for a possible burglary.

Officers responded to the 600 block of West Apricot Lane for a suspicious incident.

Criminal mischief was reported in the 500 block of West 7th Street.

Officers were traveling down East 5th Street Hill when three juvenile males flagged them down and provided officers with a bag of insulin syringes they had found.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of East 5th Street where they arrested Lloyd C. Lambert, 34, of Cedaredge on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two active warrants, one out of Montrose County with a bond of $6,000 and a Cedaredge municipal warrant with a bond of $500.

July 31:

Sean L. Metheny, 33, of Delta was arrested on charges of third degree assault as an act of domestic violence.

Officers responded to the 200 block of North Palmer Street for a report of criminal mischief.

Officers took a lobby report of possible fraudulent transactions from an at-risk adult's bank account.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Meeker Street for a possible trespass.

Officers responded to an address on H Road for second degree burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Officers responded to the corner of Eaton Avenue and Silver Street for a 911 call. An adult female was transported to the hospital for a mental health hold.

Officers responded to the 500 block of West Apple Drive for a civil problem.

Aug. 1:

Officers responded to Taco Time for a traffic accident.

Officers responded to Bank of Colorado for a possible hit and run traffic accident.

Aug. 2:

Three juvenile males were issued summons on charges of illegal possession of marijuana after they were contacted by officers in Confluence Park.

A vehicle trespass was reported in the 500 block of Munro Street.

Officers responded to the hospital for a one-vehicle motorcycle accident.

Aug. 3:

Wendell C. Harmon, 42, of Montrose was issued a summons for charges of failed to present evidence of insurance and displayed fictitious plates.

Officers responded to Quality Inn Hotel for a theft from a vehicle.

Parker C. Avondet, 18, of Delta was arrested on three Delta County warrants with a total bond of $2,300.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Riley Lane for a report of a fire.

Tyler M. White-Oneal, 23, of Cedaredge was arrested on a warrant out of Delta County.

A bicycle was reported stolen from Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

Adam A. Kasamis, 29, of Delta was charged with third degree assault and violation of a protection order as an act of domestic violence.

Douglas S. Keithley, 46, of Montrose was arrested on two Montrose County warrants and a Gunnison County warrant with a total bond of $10,500. Keithley was also charged with possession of weapons by a previous offender.

Aug. 4:

Officers performed a traffic stop at Confluence Drive and Highway 348. Leroy E. Luraschi, 55, of Olathe was issued a summons for speeding 10-19 over, failed to present evidence of insurance and fictitious plates.

Officers provided transport to the hospital for an adult female mental health hold.

Officers contacted a pedestrian on a bicycle that did not have any reflector. Thomas A. Banks, 22, of Delta was arrested on a Delta Police Department warrant with a bond of $300 cash only

Citations: 14 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):

July 30:

William Harmon, 77, of Olathe was issued a summons for unlawfully burning trash at a residence along Highway 92 near DMEA's Read office.

At about 6 p.m., a single vehicle accident was reported on G50 Road near the railroad tracks. As she was crossing the railroad tracks, Tina Rhinehart, 45, of Delta the trailer she was pulling began to fishtail. It detached from her Toyota Tundra and left the right side of the road, striking a fence. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

July 31:

Deputies were asked to check the condition of some horses in the Orchard City area appeared to be extremely thin.

A woman residing on Old Wagon Road, Delta, reported the theft of several items from her home, including cash, two strands of pearls and two rings, one with an amethyst and the other with abalone. She provided some suspects' names.

At about 1 p.m., a Cedaredge woman traveling on Highway 65 near Eckert saw a vehicle run off the road, hit a road sign and keep going. She followed the vehicle and was able to provide deputies with a description and a Colorado license plate number. Deputies contacted Berwyn Brown, 80, of Delta. He was escorted to the scene of the accident, where he was contacted by the Colorado State Patrol. Brown told deputies he might have fallen asleep.

Aug. 1:

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that severely damaged an unoccupied home at 495 1740 Road, Delta, at about 3:30 a.m. Fire investigators associated with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation traveled from Denver to assist at the crime scene. The case remains under investigation.

The theft of $6.17 in gas was reported at the Rogers Mesa Food Store. Deputies were provided a description of the suspect and his motorcycle.

A single vehicle accident was reported on Green Valley Road, Cedaredge, at about 5 p.m. A pickup driven by Esmeralda Bodine, 54, of Cedaredge left the road and struck a hillside, dislodging the camper shell on the back of the truck. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the possibility of alcohol as a contributing factor.

Aug. 2:

A female reportedly went through a window to steal a cat from her landlord's house in Eckert.

A Delta area resident reported her debit card was being used to make purchases in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia.

Ronald Schuster, 67, of Raton, N.M., was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on Black Canyon Road near Crawford. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

James Brasiel was charged with fourth degree arson after he allegedly set a truck on fire "to prove a point." Cedaredge firefighters extinguished the blaze. During the investigation, deputies came across some marijuana that Brasiel admitted was his. He was arrested for violation of a protection order that prohibits the use or possession of marijuana.

A Loveland man reported he'd been assaulted by three individuals on Alkali Basin Road north of Delta. He was unable to identify the suspects and he refused to prosecute.

Aug. 3:

While assisting the Delta Police Department with a search warrant, deputies came across a Suzuki dirt bike that had been reported stolen from a residence on Highway 348. A wallet containing the victim's driver's license and credit cards and other items were also located. The investigation continues.

Aug. 4:

Deputies responded to Urgent Care, where they took a report from a 42-year-old Austin woman who had been bit by a dog.

Minor injuries were sustained by two motorcyclists involved in an accident three miles south of the Grand Mesa Visitors Center.

Aug. 5:

Deputies responded to a harassment call on 2000 Road near Delta at about 2:30 p.m. They spotted the suspect, Asa Reed, 32, of Delta as he was walking toward his home. He was described as combative and belligerent. When they attempted to take him into custody, he allegedly resisted and made references to a firearm. He was ultimately Tased and jailed on charges of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and menacing.

A Delta man reported that he got into a fight while floating the Gunnison River with his wife and she threw his phone in the river. Later, she took off in their Chevy Trailblazer with their 9-month-old daughter, allegedly driving while intoxicated.

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