Delta Police, sheriff's blotter Nov. 23, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Nov. 14:

Senadia M. Cruz, 70, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Nov. 15:

A 16-year-old male of Delta was arrested and jailed at Grand Mesa Youth Services on a warrant with no bond.

Nov. 16:

A 13-year-old male of Eckert was arrested and jailed at Grand Mesa Youth Services on two warrants, both with no bond.

Paige Y. Schmidt, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $3,000 bond.

Stephen J. Wilks, 35, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to maintain a single lane of travel, DUI and prohibited use of a firearm.

Nov. 17:

Kristina R. Graham, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, failed to present evidence of insurance and driving under the influence of drugs after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at 1600 Road. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Laelana A. Tabor, 42, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged displayed expired license plates and operated uninsured motor vehicle.

Nov. 20:

Janette R. Hamilton, 74, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault.

Six tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, one 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):

Nov. 14:

An overdose was reported in the Crawford area. In a possible suicide attempt, a 59-year-old female allegedly took multiple prescription pills with alcohol. She was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by the North Fork Ambulance.

A large amount of smoke in the Austin area prompted a call to dispatch at about 5:20 p.m. Cedaredge Fire and sheriff's deputies responded to a shop on Austin Road, where sandblasting equipment was in use. Apparently the hose leaked and hydraulic fluid dripped onto the compressor, causing a great deal of smoke but no fire.

The theft of front turn signal covers and license plates bearing the number 123 DQC was reported from a vehicle that had been parked at the old bowling alley at the intersection of Highway 50 and 92.

Nov. 15:

An accident was reported on private property on Hidden Springs Road, Hotchkiss. A female driver had reportedly taken the corner too fast and her vehicle flipped onto its side on a neighbor's driveway. She was able to remove herself from the vehicle and walk away from the car.

Nov. 16:

A hay barn was engulfed in fire with Cedaredge firefighters and sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene on Sweet Clover Road, Cedaredge, at about 2 a.m. The hay barn had housed several vehicles, four-wheelers, a motorcycle, a boat and a tractor, all of which were apparently destroyed in the blaze. An occupant reported he'd been working on a vehicle in the barn and a small fire had broken out earlier in the day. He thought the fire had been fully extinguished.

A woman who recently moved to Paonia from California reported several items missing after the moving company had finished unloading. Missing are a mink fur coat valued at $2,000, a wedding dress also valued at $2,000, formal gowns valued at $600 and a wooden handcarved horse valued at $200.

Nov. 17:

Delta firefighters and sheriff's deputies responded to a report of heavy smoke on E Road shortly after midnight. It was determined the smoke was emanating from a slow-burning compost pile. The firefighters extinguished the embers.

Nov. 18:

Delta County Health and Human Services contacted the sheriff's office about a possible case of elder abuse/financial fraud at a local nursing home. The sheriff's office is investigating which family members had access to the senior's bank accounts.

In response to a disturbance on Solar Court, Delta, involving a 43-year-old man and his son, third degree assault charges were filed against Mathew Mahan of Montrose.

Nov. 19:

A house trailer being moved from 2300 Road to F Road in Delta reportedly started falling apart. The road was blocked for some time while the owner of the trailer replaced blown-out tires and patched the trailer enough to get it back to its original location.

A rancher on G Road, Delta, reported the theft of about 25 hay bales from his property.

Nov. 20:

Sheriff's deputies were called to assist a Colorado State Patrol trooper who pulled over a vehicle at 2075 and Austin roads that came back as stolen. The 1987 Ford Ranger pickup had apparently been taken from Cedaredge High School by two males, ages 15 and 17. The suspects were transported to Cedaredge to meet with a Cedaredge Police Department officer who took over the investigation.

An Orchard City resident reported the theft of a chain saw, meat out of the freezer and other items from her garage.