From the Delta Police Department:
Tonya M. Simons, 45, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving, left the scene without providing required information and failed to notify police after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of Bluff Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was driven from the scene.
Kenneth A. Bever, 44, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Carroll J. Jones, 58, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $3,000 bond.
Victor A. Maffetone, 30, Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Ty C. Blocker, 37, of Hotchkiss, was arrested and jailed on two warrants with no bond.
Ryan A. Jacobs, 33, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Jazmine S. Wallace, 23, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged limitations on backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at Dollar Tree. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Shirley, M. Rimpley, 50, of Austin was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Citations: Six tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, two 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):
About two tons of hay were reported stolen from 10101 2150 Road, Austin. The loss was estimated at $240.
Sheriff's deputies assisted the Cedaredge Police Department with a welfare check/search warrant on NW 5th Street.
The sheriff's office was contacted about a 17-year-old male student who had not been in school since Jan. 23. The reporting party was the assistant principal of the boy's school.
Shortly after 5 p.m., a fire was reported at 21437 Solar Court, Delta. An old house trailer which had been used for storage was severely burned. The primary residence, located just 100 feet away, was not damaged. Deputies learned one of the occupants had been burning trash in a pit earlier that afternoon. The occupant was informed that it is illegal to burn trash in Delta County and prior notification is required for agricultural burns.
While helping a parole officer track down a prior offender, Deputy Taylor Blanchett stopped a purple Suburban on Deer Creek Road. The vehicle was driven by Laurie Lucas, 47, of Eckert. The deputy and the parole officer, suspecting a narcotics violation, received permission to search the vehicle. They discovered several baggies with a white crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as some drug paraphernalia. Lucas was arrested and transported to Delta County Jail. She is charged with unlawful possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The parolee was questioned and released.
Outbuildings on H75 Road, Delta, were broken into. The property owner has had an ongoing problem with trespassers. On this occasion he said a laptop and other items appeared to be missing.
A homeowner doing some renovations on 2600 Road, Eckert, found two deceased pit bulls with their throats slit. Deputies are checking with the neighbors to see if they can identify the owner of the dogs.
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the hospital emergency room where a 34-year-old Delta woman was being treated for a gunshot wound to her stomach. The incident was reported as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred at the ATV loadout at Fairview and Trap Club roads in North Delta. The victim required surgery but is recovering. The case is under investigation.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.