On Jan. 28, the Delta County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Delta Police, Cedaredge Police and the 7th Judicial Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant on two homes located at 821 Grand Avenue and 821 1/2 Grand Avenue in the city of Delta. Two individuals, Albert Romero, 26, and Alejandra Moews, 26, were arrested on arrest warrants related to the search. Other arrests are pending.
The arrests were the result of a Delta County investigation into a home invasion that took place in Cedaredge. Romero and Meows were charged with first degree burglary, a class 3 felony; aggravated robbery, a class 3 felony; menacing, a class 5 felony; and violation of bail bond conditions, a class 6 felony.
It's alleged that Romero, Meows and two other individuals entered a home in Cedaredge on Jan. 21. They confronted the homeowner, and after physically assaulting him stole several items from his home. The home-owner was treated at Delta County Memorial Hospital the following day for injuries he suffered. Also on Jan. 21, these individuals allegedly stopped at a residence in Eckert where they stole a mini bike from the homeowner's yard.
On Jan. 23, Moews was arrested in Durango for possession of methamphetamine as well as introduction of contraband into the La Plata County Jail. Alejandra bonded out of La Plata County jail and returned to Delta just hours before she was arrested again for the above mentioned crimes.
Romero was out on bond for numerous crimes allegedly committed in Delta, Montrose and Summit counties.
This case is still under investigation; more arrests are pending.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.