Delta County sheriff's blotter July 6, 2016

By Press Release


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

June 27:

A 14-year-old Hotchkiss boy suffered a laceration on his nose after he was bit by his puppy.

The sheriff's office was notified of a 25-year-old Delta County resident who was recently married, but allegedly already had a wife in Florida.

A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 65 and North Road at about 4:45 p.m. Dawn Salazar was attempting to turn west onto North Road when she pulled in front of a Cadillac driven by Alice Jones. A few minutes later, a Jeep driven by Christine Ranker rear-ended a Camry driven by Stacy Morton at the same location. Morton was treated by EMS personnel at the scene. The Colorado State Patrol arrived and took over the investigation.

A Paonia area resident filed a complaint about a neighbor who had taken his fence down. A "No Trespassing" sign was posted on the fence.

A bag containing clothing, a hunter safety card and other items was found along the side of the road and turned in at the sheriff's office.

The theft of three marijuana plants, within the limit allowed by law, was reported by an Austin resident. The plants were mature, but not flowering, and were valued at $200 each. The Austin man named a possible suspect.

June 30:

At about 10:30 a.m., inmates at the Delta County Jail were engaged in Bible study when for an unknown reason, Shawn Willshire struck fellow inmate Thomas Morfin. The common area was cleared and the inmates were held in lockdown while an investigation was conducted. Willshire was issued a summons for third degree assault.

July 1:

An Austin resident reported three fraudulent charges on his Wells Fargo debit card.

Sheriff's deputies were asked to intervene when a woman attempted to "rescue" several horses.

July 2:

An Orchard City resident reported 11 cows "running like crazy" in her field. Deputies helped locate the owner of the cows.

A Cedaredge area resident reported a yellow Volkswagen was stuck in his fence. The driver was not in the vicinity.

July 3:

A Cedaredge area resident reported two of her alpacas were attacked by pit bulls at about 5 a.m. A neighbor spotted the incident and was able to run the dogs off before they seriously injured the alpacas. Deputies are attempting to locate the dogs' owner.


The Delta Police Department blotter was not available at press time.