The Paonia Police Department reports that between Aug. 1 and 15, police officers responded to 66 incidents, including one case of shoplifting, three reports of trespassing, one weapons offense, 19 traffic stops, one traffic accident, one DUI, one violation of a restraining/protection order, one death investigation, one harassment, two code enforcement violations, and four animal control violations. Officers issued 21 verbal warnings, five written warnings and 11 citations, and made three arrests.
One case of fraud resulted in a citation. Police Chief Neal Ferguson said the fraud was committed by a local party and should not affect the general public.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.