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Delta police, sheriff's blotter April 6, 2016

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From the Delta Police Department:

March 28:

Robert J. Reeder, 52, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Meeker Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

March 29:

Shawna N. Westwood, 35, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way at a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 1200 block of Crawford Avenue (Wal-mart entrance/exit area). No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Cade J. Kurtz, 18 of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged speeding 78 in a 40 mph zone and speed contest.

A 17-year-old male of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged speeding 78 in a 40 mph zone and speed contest. The incident took place at 11:54 p.m.

March 30:

A 17-year-old female of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Main Street at 4th Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Cheltse D. Tolka, 31, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way at a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on E. 6th Street at Grand Avenue. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

April 2:

Melissa A. Horton, 36, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Manuel G. Torrez, 24, of Basalt was issued a ticket for alleged drove motor vehicle without valid driver's license, displayed fictitious license plates, failed to present evidence of insurance.

April 3:

Julio Ceasar Rubio, 41, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged driving while ability impaired.

Mark A. Porter, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged felony menacing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and theft.

Citations: 10 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, five for speeding.

Please remember: All criminal charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.


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

March 28:

An Orchard City resident filed a complaint about a neighbor who has dammed up the irrigation ditch and dug a new takeout. Until April, the reporting party said he is the only property owner with a livestock water decree on the ditch.

A 16-year-old male was reported as a runaway by the Division of Youth Corrections.

March 29:

A Cedaredge woman said she is getting threatening text messages and hangup calls from a cell phone number she does not recognize.

Crawford firefighters responded to a structure fire on Cedar Avenue that started as a grease fire in the kitchen. The house was occupied by a renter; the owner is a resident of Denver. The extent of damages is unknown.

March 30:

A head-on accident involving a Chevy truck and a Ford Expedition occurred in Crawford at about 8 a.m. There were no injuries and the highway was not blocked.

A two-car accident was reported on Highway 65 near Homestead Road at about 6:30 p.m. One of the drivers rear-ended the other vehicle while attempting to pass.

At about 9 p.m., Hotchkiss firefighters and ambulance personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover at 30490 Highway 92, Hotchkiss. The single female occupant was eastbound on Highway 92 when her vehicle left the righthand side of the road, traveled through a fence and landed on its side. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

March 31:

A Delta area resident reported a package placed in her mailbox that appeared to contain feces. The incident is under investigation.

April 1:

Deputies were asked to stand by as a ditch rider cleaned and burned a ditch on private property east of Delta. The property owner refuses to recognize the ditch company's easement.

April 2:

A motorist from Littleton reported he'd struck a horse on Highway 133 near the Bowie Mine. A second horse escaped injury. The man's 1998 Jeep Cherokee was totaled and the dead horse was lying in the middle of the highway.

A car reportedly "flipped" in the 'dobies near Pipeline Road. A second car traveling in tandem with the first transported two children to the hospital with minor injuries. The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.

During the week, two accidents involving farm tractors and vehicles occurred. No injuries were reported as a result of either accident.

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