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Law enforcement blotter Sept. 5, 2018

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The Delta Police Department blotter was not provided this week.



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

Aug. 27:

A Crawford resident reported a neighbor's pit bull came over the fence to attack her dog.

An investigation was opened into an alleged case of financial exploitation involving an 88-year-old Cedaredge man.

Aug. 28:

An Austin resident reported a suspicious telephone call regarding a Verizon account that had been set up in her name.

Another Austin resident reported credit card fraud by skimming.

Deputies assisted a mental health provider with a welfare check in the Cedaredge area.

A $40 gas skip was reported by Cory Stop 'n Save. Deputies reviewed video footage to determine the vehicle involved was a silver 2006 Chevy HHR with a dent in the back.

A burglary and vehicle theft was reported from a home on Ute Trail Road north of Cedaredge. There was no sign of forced entry. On Sept. 1, the Olathe Police Department recovered the vehicle, a 2003 gray Dodge Dakota, at the intersection of Main and SW 4th. The vehicle was towed to a secured lot to be processed. Olathe officers are reviewing video footage from nearby businesses.

A REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report was called in by a motorist following a modified school bus that was swerving and crossing the yellow line on Highway 92. The vehicle was later contacted at a gas station in Hotchkiss by town officers. The driver said the bus was swerving because a passenger was trying to fight with him. The marshal's office allowed the driver to move the bus to the fairgrounds until he was able to update the expired registration on the vehicle.

Aug. 29:

An Eckert resident called concerning a vehicle that had been abandoned on his property.

A Paonia resident reported numerous calls from a family member despite a restraining order.

Aug. 30:

A break-in was reported at an office on Graff Road. Several guns were stolen.

Deputies investigated a report of an 87-year-old Cedaredge man sending sums of money totaling $3,000 to a party in Baltimore, Md.

Deputies detained a 37-year-old Hotchkiss woman on an M-1 hold.

Johnny Wilson, 63, of Delta was jailed for driving under the influence of alcohol after a two-vehicle non-injury accident near the Shell Station on Highway 65. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A Cedaredge area woman reported that an unknown female was attempting to open bank accounts using her address.

Deputies are seeking a warrant for the arrest of Michael Lancaster on charges of criminal mischief. Lancaster allegedly took a bat to a vehicle at a residence on Highway 65.

Sept. 1:

Sheriff's deputies and Hotchkiss firefighters assisted the Colorado State Patrol with an accident near 29480 Highway 92 shortly after 8 a.m. An SUV reportedly rolled 50 feet down an embankment. One individual was out of the vehicle, but several passengers required assistance. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A Paonia area resident reported a hit-and-run accident involving a van parked at his home

A complaint was received concerning the illegal burning of trash at a location along Highway 65 in Eckert.

Deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on Highway 50, mile marker 54, at about 1:40 p.m. The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

The theft of a calf was reported from a pasture on Highway 348 outside of Delta. The black bull calf was not branded or ear tagged.

A man living on Back River Road reported he'd shot a neighbor's dog with a pellet gun because it was in his yard barking. It had previously bit his wife.

Sept. 2:

Ruben Moore, 48, of Austin, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking out the window of a moving vehicle.

A Cedaredge area man reported he'd found a green six-wheel ATV hidden behind a brush pile on his property on Cedar Mesa Road.

Deputies responded to the hospital emergency room where a 6-year-old boy was receiving treatment for injuries he suffered in a dirt bike accident in the 'dobies near Devil's Thumb.

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