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Law enforcement blotter Jan. 24, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department:

Jan. 14:

Christopher D. Johnson, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.

Donald W. Price, 69, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on charges of trespass and unlawful acts.

Kayla G. Gallegos, 26, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.

Chanteele A. Gray, 22, of Austin was issued a summons for shoplifting.

Jan. 17:

John E. Wolverton, 64, of Olathe was arrested and jailed on charges of driving while revoked prohibited, eluding, resisting and obstruction.

Jan. 18:

David B. Gallegos, 44, of Westminister was arrested and jailed on charges of theft/violation of protection order.

Joseph A. Selbach, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed on warrants with combined bonds of $3,500.

Joseph A. Selbach, 19, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.

Jan. 19:

Deniece E. Courtney, 58, of Austin was arrested and jailed on charges of theft and trespassing.

Donnie L. Morton, 36, of Cedaredge was issued a summons for theft and trespassing.

Jan. 20:

Mykal R. Deherrera, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of resisting arrest.

Mykal R. Deherrera, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

James C. Hollis, 35, homeless, was issued a summons for trespass.

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



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

Jan. 15:

A Paonia area resident reported the no trespassing signs had been removed and locks cut from gates accessing his 80-acre parcel of land.

At around midnight, a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup was totally destroyed by fire near a home on River Park Road outside of Hotchkiss. The 18-year-old driver said he was parked in front of a friend's house when he heard a loud noise under the hood, then saw flames. He was able to back the pickup away from the house and other vehicles before Hotchkiss firefighters arrived on the scene.

Jan. 16:

A woman walking by an abandoned house on Bowie Road, Paonia, called deputies after she heard coughing from inside the home. Deputies contacted Katherine Davidson, 65, and Mary Waddington, 43, who said they went to the house to seek help after their vehicle broke down. They were each issued a summons for second degree trespass.

Jan. 17:

At about 1 p.m., deputies assisted the Delta Police Department apprehend a motorist who fled from his vehicle after a traffic stop. Deputies detained the man near the intersection of 3rd and Meeker until DPD officers arrived to take him into custody.

Jan. 18:

At about 6 a.m., a patrol vehicle driven by Deputy Kris Stewart collided with a large coyote crossing Cottonwood Creek Road near Crawford. Very minor damage was reported to the passenger door.

The theft of 10 buffalo hide rugs, valued at $1,200 each, was reported from a home on Thompson Road, Paonia, in December. More recently, two large storage cases containing work boots were taken, along with two hand trucks, a floor jack and herbs/medications. The burglaries are under investigation.

Deputies were able to help locate an elderly Crawford woman who was travelling to California to visit family members. Law enforcement authorities in both Los Angeles and Delta County were contacted by the woman's son after she failed to show up at a relative's home. Deputies located the woman through cell phone records and forwarded the information to the LAPD.

Jan. 19:

A 33-year-old Hotch-kiss man reported he is receiving death threats via social media.

A Delta area woman reported a damaged fence, apparently the result of a hit-and-run accident that occurred after dark.

A break-in at a home on Sundown Road, Delta, was reported. Entry was gained by breaking glass and forcing the front door open. A surveillance system was in place, but the thief took the camera and recorder, as well as a 42" LG TV, ruby ring, black and silver ring, a set of silverware and other assorted costume jewelry. Some of the silverware and jewelry was recovered outside the home. Suspects have been identified; the investigation continues. Damage to the front and rear doors is estimated at about $2,000; missing items total about $2,300. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 874-8810.

Levi Comer, 24, of Paonia escaped serious injury when he swerved to miss a deer on Crawford Road near Mathews Lane. His vehicle landed in the ravine. Comer was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while revoked by the Colorado State Patrol.

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