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Delta police, sheriff's blotter Jan. 4, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

Dec. 26:

Harlan D. Watkins, 25, of Olathe was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $750 bond.

Dennis J. Jameson, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged resisting arrest and second degree assault on a peace officer.

Dec. 27:

Ernest R. Forsythe III, 33, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Grand Avenue. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Brittnee M. Kramer, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Dec. 29:

Kenneth C. Meagher, 41, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged driving a motor vehicle while license suspended, owner operated uninsured motor vehicle and fictitious plates.

Jennifer L. Mort, 18, of Olathe was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way from a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Crawford Avenue. Both drivers sustained injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Corbin M. Lovato, 27, of Austin was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.

David N. Kniskern, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged criminal mischief, violation of a protection order and violation of bail bond conditions.

Dec. 30:

Matthew F. Paz, 20, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Matthew F. Paz, 20, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $50,000 bond.

Manuel Blanco-Ochoa, 40, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Dec. 31:

Jacob G. Jones, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,200 bond.

John E. Hawkins, 50, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Jan. 1:

Jason M. Thayer, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged no license plate light in operation, DUI (drugs) and open container of marijuana in motor vehicle.

Harlin D. Watkins, 25, of Olathe was arrested and jailed for alleged shoplifting and trespassing.

James L. Cordova, 49, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged dog running at large prohibited.

Robert K. Brown, 31, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged trespassing.

Citations: Eight tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, two 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):

Dec. 27:

A son contacted the Delta County Sheriff's Office about a scam involving his 91-year-old mother and the loss of about $15,000. Both the son and his mother live in Washington state, but a Delta address was used to commit the fraud. Sheriff's investigators are following up.

Deputies spotted an old gray Ford truck parked facing the wrong direction near Highway 348 and 25 Mesa Road. They found the vehicle to be unoccupied. A records check revealed the vehicle had been stolen out of Mesa County. Both the vehicle and the investigation were turned over to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

Dec. 28:

Deputies were asked to check on the condition of horses in the vicinity of 1700 and B roads.

Dec. 29:

A Cedaredge resident called to report a car parked between two houses in his neighborhood. He was suspicious because the vehicle had been parked there for over 30 minutes and no one had left the vehicle.

Dec. 30:

One male and two females were observed taking items out of an unoccupied house that had burned on North Road. A witness provided a license plate number and deputies obtained a search warrant for the suspects' home. Arrest warrants are pending.

The theft of tools was reported from vehicles parked on F Road, Delta.

Neal Wagner, 51, of Delta was arrested and charged with assault and domestic violence after an incident that reportedly occurred on 1740 Road late the night of Dec. 30. A friend of the victim reported her arm had been broken but since the victim had not seen the doctor, deputies were unable to confirm the extent of her injuries.

Dec. 31:

Shortly after a male acquaintance left a home on Fruitgrowers Road, Austin, the front window of the home was broken by a small object that had been hurled at the house. The female occupant identified the suspect, who will be interviewed by deputies.

Jan. 2:

Early on Sunday, a resident of 3100 Road spoke to two snowmobilers who said they were headed up Leroux Creek to Goodenough Reservoir. When they hadn't returned by 6:30 p.m., he contacted dispatch. A deputy headed in that direction and search and rescue crews were being mobilized when the two men called out on their cell phone. Jared Crippin, 33, and Benjamin Case, 22, both of Montrose, said they were crossing a stream when their snow machine became partially submerged. After the machine was extracted they couldn't get it to start and they began walking out. Four members of Delta County Search & Rescue met the two men and transported them to their vehicle. Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee expressed his appreciation to the DCSAR members who responded to the situation using a snow machine purchased with grant funds. The state Search and Rescue Fund is available to offset costs incurred in search and rescue activities involving persons holding hunting or fishing licenses, vessel, snowmobile, or off-highway vehicle registrations, or a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) card. Sheriff McKee said his office hopes to obtain funds for a second snow machine in 2017.

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