Delta police, sheriff's blotter February 17, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Feb. 10:

Randall B. Alsup, 47, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree criminal trespass, second degree criminal trespass and violation of bail bond conditions.

Michael A. Gersh II, 37, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Lisa A. Duran, 58, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disorderly conduct.

Feb. 11:

Francisco Abeyta, 32, 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 at Meeker and E. 3rd streets. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Brianna A. Bermudez, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed on four warrants with a total $18,600 in bond.

Feb. 13:

Loretta L. Ray, 67, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged driving on roadways laned for traffic and DUI.

Samantha R. McGrath, 27, of Orchard City was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

Feb. 14:

Gareth K. Cronenberg, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $250 bond.

Citations: 34 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 23 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):

Feb. 8:

Deputies responded to a domestic incident on Mathews Lane, Paonia, where a male who had been drinking was throwing things and shoving the female who called 911.

Feb. 9:

A Cedaredge man was reported missing by his sister, who had not seen him for four days. Deputies determined the 35-year-old man has occasionally disappeared in the past, and are treating the case as a welfare check, not a missing person.

A vehicle driven by Alexis Huerta-Ortega, 20, of Delta landed in a ditch on Tessman Road around 9 p.m. There were no injuries. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the possible involvement of alcohol. A passenger, Jesus Espinoza, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants by sheriff's deputies.

Feb. 10:

At about 5 a.m., a male and female were spotted on the roof of a house on 1900 Road, near the City of Delta. When deputies arrived on the scene, the pair took off running. Gary Ellis was located on the west side of the residence. He was taken to Delta County Memorial Hospital for treatment, then jailed for unlawful use of controlled substances, possibly including cocaine and prescription drugs.

A Michigan hunter reported a 9mm Ruger pistol lost near Overland Reservoir last fall. The gun was accidentally left behind when he became ill and hurriedly left the area. He provided the sheriff's office with the serial number of the gun.

An RV was parked behind the Crawford Library, plugged into its power supply. At the request of the librarian, deputies contacted the occupants and asked them to move the RV ASAP. A day later, they again contacted the occupants, who insisted the library parking lot is a public place and they could stay there if they wanted to. The owner of the RV was contacted, and he agreed to come move the vehicle.

A runner on 1940 Road, Delta, reported he'd been bitten twice by the neighbor's dog. One of the dog bites broke skin.

Feb. 11:

In connection with a robbery/assault in Cedaredge on Jan. 21, a search warrant was obtained for the Roybal home outside of Cedaredge. The subject of the search warrant was one of the suspects, Michael Roybal, 29. He was located in the home and jailed on charges of aggravated robbery and felony menacing. His mother, Denise Roybal, was arrested as an accessory to a crime (harboring a fugitive), a felony, and obstruction of justice, a misdemeanor.

Feb. 13:

A one-vehicle accident was observed on H75 Road near Delta at about 1:20 a.m. By the time deputies arrived on the scene, the driver had fled the scene. The vehicle was registered to Zen Greenlee, who later reported the vehicle stolen to the Delta Police Department. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident.

A group of snowmobilers arrived at a lodge on Grand Mesa around 1:30 p.m. and discovered a member of their party missing. Mesa County Search & Rescue notified Delta County authorities a search would be launched near the county line. Before the search team was deployed, though, the Wisconsin snowmobiler showed up at the lodge. He had joined another group when he became separated from his party.

A Glenwood Springs man called to report his vehicle was stuck in the mud. Although he wasn't certain of his location, deputies were able to find the man, who was traveling with his girlfriend and two children. They gave the man transportation to a phone so he could contact family and friends for help in getting his vehicle out of the mud.

Feb. 14:

A two-vehicle accident was reported on H75 Road at about 6:30 a.m. The accident is under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.

Feb. 15:

Two overdue snowmobilers were reported on Grand Mesa around 7 p.m. Delta County Search and Rescue and Cedaredge Fire Department's snowmobile team were mobilizing for a search when the two inexperienced riders from Alabama were found by a lodge owner near Lands End Road. They were riding one snowmobile, which broke down, and said they had been walking for hours when they were found. They were tired and cold, but not injured.