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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 3, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

Sept. 23:

Francisco J. Cruz, 32, of Montrose was arrested on two Delta County warrants with a $6,000 bond.

Officers responded to an address on 1565 Road for a disturbance. Maria G. Gonzalez, 34 of Delta and Elvisa Perez, 37, of Delta were issued summons for harassment.

Officers responded to the area of 1325 Highway 50 for a two-vehicle traffic accident.

Officers responded to the 600 block of East 5th Street for a possible suicide attempt. The on-call mental health representative was contacted.

Sept. 24:

Officers received a referral from the Colorado Springs Police Department in regards to sexual exploitation of a child.

Officers responded to Delta Middle School for an assault.

Officers responded to the 300 block of East 6th Street in reference to a disturbance.

Katelyn E. Cook, 25, of Austin and Garry L. Schenck, 36, of Olathe were issued summons for shoplifting at City Market.

Sept. 25:

Daniel J. Winter, 39, of Delta was issued a summons for failing to use turn signals and display fictitious plates after a traffic stop at H38 Road and Highway 50.

Officers contacted two pedestrians in the 100 block of Palmer Street. Richard Gomez, 71, of Delta was arrested on two Delta County warrants with a $600 bond. Ronald H. Gallegos, 59, of Gunnison was arrested on a Delta County warrant with a $300 bond.

Sept. 26:

Officers responded to the 800 block of Main Street for a traffic accident. Bonnie J. Noland, 81, of Montrose was issued a summons for parking at curb or edge of roadway.

Officers responded to 401 Kellogg Street, Confluence Lake, for a single vehicle traffic accident.

Sept. 27:

Officers responded to Delta High School for a juvenile problem.

Officers responded to the 800 block of 1575 Road for a report of criminal mischief.

Officers responded to 2200 Southgate Lane for the report of a storage unit being burglarized.

Officers responded to 723 1565 Road, Black Jack Recycling Yard, for a traffic accident.

A tablet that was left at Lions Pavilion was turned in to the police department.

Officers responded to the 100 block of Palmer Street for a report of a male in the roadway. David O. Baker, 49, of Delta was arrested on violation of a protection order.

A 15-year-old female juvenile of Delta was issued a summons for throwing missiles (eggs) at vehicles in the 1400 block of Highway 50.

Sept. 28:

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Highway 50 for the report of criminal mischief (spray paint tagging).

Officers responded to Quality Inn in reference to theft from a vehicle.

Officers took a lobby report of a robbery and third degree assault. As a result, an 11-year-old juvenile male was released to his parents and juvenile petition was sent to the district attorney's office.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Main Street for a two vehicle traffic accident.Carlos Gonzales-Sanchez, 48, of Delta was issued a summons for careless driving and failing to present evidence of insurance.

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Highway 50 for a possible protection order violation. Jessica L. Earl, 32, of Delta was arrested on charges of harassment, criminal mischief, first degree criminal trespass, second degree tampering and theft as an act of domestic violence. Jessica M. Anderson, 34, of Delta was arrested on charges of harassment, criminal mischief, first degree criminal trespass, second degree tampering and theft.

Sept. 29:

Lloyd C. Lambert, 35 of Cedaredge was arrested on a Montrose County felony warrant and a Delta County warrant. He was also charged with resisting arrest and possession of a dangerous or illegal weapon. Shae E. Gero, 26, of Gunnison was issued a no trespassing notification from Walmart.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Columbia Street in response to a possible burglary.

Citations: Seven tickets were issued this week for various traffic violations. Numerous welfare checks, private property accidents and criminal mischief incidents were investigated.

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):

Sept. 24:

A Hotchkiss resident reported that he was transporting a 2001 Audi A6 Quattro, purple and grey in color, to a buyer in Naturita when it broke down on 25 Mesa Road. When he went back to retrieve the vehicle, it was gone. He said the theft occurred between Sept. 18 and Sept. 20.

A Delta man realized he'd been the victim of fraud after he sent money to Ghana via Western Union.

Sept. 25:

A North Fork rancher requested extra patrol on Stevens Gulch Road after one of his cows was struck and killed by a speeding vehicle. Open grazing is permitted in that area.

Deputies responded to Highway 50 and Escalante Road in response to a disturbance related to a near-miss traffic accident. Three vehicles were involved, including one that reportedly drifted into an adjacent lane. That driver said he pulled over to apologize; others disputed that story, saying he was so angry he began throwing rocks at their vehicle. Deputies separated the parties and are waiting for dash camera footage from one of the vehicles to help sort out the conflicting stories.

Deputies responded to an address on SW 15th Circle, Cedaredge, to assist the Cedaredge Marshal's Office with a domestic incident at about 10:30 p.m.

Sept. 26:

A Cedaredge resident reported hearing a crash at about 7:40 p.m., just before she discovered a vehicle lying on the driver's side just off Ward Creek Road. The driver had left the scene. The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.

Deputies responded to a domestic incident on Fruitgrowers Road, Austin, at about 8:40 p.m. As a result of their investigation, a warrant is being sought for the arrest of Joshua Crawford, 38.

Sept. 28:

A counterfeit $100 bill was reportedly used to purchase about $15 worth of gas and other items at the Stop 'n Save in Paonia. Deputies plan to review security camera tapes in an attempt to identify either the vehicle or a suspect. The counterfeit bills, which have pink Chinese symbols on the front and back, are reportedly being circulated widely.

A resident of L Road, Hotchkiss, reported someone stole her purse from inside her home. She provided the name of a suspect who had been seen on the property by others.

An Eckert resident came to the sheriff's office to file a report about stolen marijuana plants. He claims an acquaintance entered his apartment through the back door, a claim that led to an investigation of trespassing. All the parties involved in the incident ultimately worked things out amongst themselves and no charges were filed.

A resident of North Road, Eckert, reported the theft of 20 pounds of raw marijuana from his property. Deputies plan to review video footage from his surveillance cameras. The marijuana was within legal limits for possession.

A Hotchkiss woman reported that a trackhoe her late husband had loaned to a neighbor was listed for sale on Facebook. The equipment was priced at $3,400; she placed the value closer to $10,000. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 29:

Deputies assisted the Cedaredge Marshal's Office with a shoplifting incident on W. Main Street in Cedaredge. A male and female had reportedly concealed merchandise in a backpack.

A Paonia resident reported that his motorcycle, a 2009 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson, was stolen while he was out of town.

A brush fire along the side of Highway 65 near mile marker 20 was quickly extinguished by Cedaredge firefighters. No property was damaged. The cause of the fire is not known.

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