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Law enforcement blotter Aug. 9, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

July 31:

Linda A. Jones, 70, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged parking more than 12 inches from a curb after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 400 block of Main Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Aug. 1:

Jessie M. Nation, 38, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged theft.

Christopher A. Prough, 26, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Russell A. Martin, 24, of Paonia was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Aug. 2:

Jordan L. Sawyer, 27, was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault. Alysha A. Wheeler, 26, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault.

Aug. 5:

Eduardo L. Zavala, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $30,000 bond.

Justin C. Peters, 33, of Crawford was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $100 bond.

Aug. 6:

Luis F. Parra-Deval, 18, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged displayed fictitious license plates, drove a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license, failed to present evidence of insurance and possession of marijuana by underage person.

Chante S. Martinez, 27, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged driving a motor vehicle while license revoked (HTO) and failed to present evidence of insurance.

Citations: Twelve 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 31:

An investigation has been launched into possible embezzlement from an Orchard City business. The business has since closed.

Aug. 1:

Six mailboxes located in a cluster on Joy Road, Austin, were broken into. The mailbox owners are still trying to determine what might be missing. The case is under investigation.

A Hotchkiss area landlord complained that tenants who were being evicted from a home took some of her property with them when they left.

A resident of W. Main Street, Cedaredge, reported the theft of a generator. It was later determined a family member had borrowed the equipment.

A break-in was reported at a mailbox on 1775 Court, Delta.

Deputies responded to cabins on Grand Mesa, where a female customer was reportedly creating a disturbance. She was escorted from the property.

Aug. 2:

A one-vehicle rollover was reported on Highway 50, mile marker 54, at about 2 p.m. A 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Wayne Haberberger, 31, of Delta reportedly crossed the median and rolled down an incline. He was not injured. The investigation was handled by the Colorado State Patrol.

Extra patrols were requested on Mathews Lane outside of Paonia, where drivers are reportedly speeding 45 to 60 mph in a 35 mph zone "all hours of the day."

Aug. 3:

A burglary was reported from a storage unit on Cactus Park Road, Cedaredge. The unit may have been seized due to lack of payment; the case is under investigation.

Deputies performed a marijuana compliance check at a home on 2100 Road, Delta. They determined the number of plants was within the legal limit, but the plants were not properly enclosed. The property owner was issued a warning.

A 40-year-old Fruita woman and her two daughters, ages 7 and 11, were reported overdue from a hike on Grand Mesa. They had departed from the Mesa Top Trail, but became separated from the woman's husband. Because small children were involved, and none of the parties were prepared to be out overnight, Delta County, Mesa County and West Elk search crews were called out. Two search dogs and an aircraft were employed in the search. The search continued the morning of Aug. 4, ending at about 9:30 a.m. when the trio emerged onto property on George Creek above Cedaredge. The sheriff's office estimated they had walked 12 miles. During the night, they said they spotted lights below and decided to walk in that direction. They were unharmed by the ordeal.

Jonathon Bozeman, a 28-year-old homeless man, was charged with second degree burglary and criminal mischief after causing about $2,300 damage at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory. The sheriff's office received an anonymous tip that a man was kicking the air conditioning unit at the church. When deputies arrived on the scene, the front door had been kicked in and Bozeman was inside the church, where he caused additional damage. He told deputies he was "mad at God." He is being held on $20,000 bond.

A break-in was reported at a shop in the Hotchkiss area. A generator, tools and possibly firearms were missing.

Aug. 4:

A Cedaredge area resident reported her underage house sitter had apparently hosted a party at her home. She had not been able to determine if anything was missing.

Aug. 5:

A motorcycle accident was reported on Highway 65 near Cedaredge at about 1 p.m. The motorcycle, driven by a man from Hawthorne, Calif., went down an embankment. He was not injured. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

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