On Nov. 19, at approximately 6:30 p.m. officers of the Delta Police Department responded to the Western Convenience Store at 15th and Howard Streets on a report of a robbery. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Zhane Ware and a 16-year-old Delta male, in addition to the recovery of a stolen firearm.
Zhane L.E. Ware, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged Aggravated Robbery and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. A 16 year old male of Delta was arrested and transported to Grand Mesa Youth Services for alleged Aggravated Robbery and Possession of a Weapon by an Underage Person. Ware made his first court appearance Friday afternoon after his arrest, and will be formally charged next week.
The Delta Police Department thanks the Delta County Sheriff's Office and the Delta Dispatch Center for their assistance in this incident.
The Delta County Reverse 911 System was used to alert the area to the potential threat, asking citizens to remain indoors and to alert nine-one-one of any suspicious activity they may notice. Later the system was used again to notify the community the subjects had been taken into custody. To sign up for the emergency alert notifications please go to the Delta County web site at www.deltacounty.com and click on the "Notify Me" tab on the left side. You can also subscribe to the Code Red Alerts by clicking on the "Code Red" button.