Delta police, sheriff's blotter Nov. 9, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Oct. 31:

Kenneth C. Meagher, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged menacing and third degree assault.

Jeremy M. Kuzov, 37, of Delta was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $7,000 bond.

Jeremy M. Kuzov, 37, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree criminal tampering and resisting arrest.

Nov. 1:

A 16-year-old male of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged possession of marijuana by underage person.

Jonathon J. Rule, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed on one no bond warrant and three other warrants with a total $8,000 bond.

Nov. 2:

James W. Reed, 52, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged disorderly conduct.

Nov. 3:

Eric X. Johnston, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Nicky Morales, 57, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged unlawful acts - alcohol.

Nov. 4:

David Debattista, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on four warrants with a total $20,000 bond.

Jonathan M. Diaz, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Nov. 5:

A 15-year-old male of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged possession of marijuana by an underage person.

Philip M. Santonastaso, 18, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failure to yield right of way at a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Confluence Drive at Highway 348. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Shirley A. Hawkins, 49, of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and driving a motor vehicle while license suspended after being involved in a single vehicle crash on Main Street at 11th Street. Unknown injuries were sustained. Alcohol was not a factor. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

A 17-year-old female of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Eight 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. 3:

A Grand Junction resident reported items missing from a storage unit he rented in Crawford.

Nov. 5:

Preston Pipes, 25, escaped serious injury when his vehicle rolled three times. He reportedly swerved to miss a deer while traveling westbound on Highway 133 at about 1 a.m. The Colorado State Patrol is determining if alcohol was a contributing factor.

Several other accidents involving deer were reported throughout the week, none resulting in serious injury to the driver. When drivers see wildlife on or near the road, Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the best response is to slow down or stop, honk and/or flash headlights. This not only warns the animal to avoid the road, it helps point out the danger to other motorists.

An altercation was reported after two individuals were involved in a minor accident near Elm Avenue and Highway 92 in Crawford at about 2 p.m.

Nov. 6:

Chandler Wear, 20, avoided serious injury when his vehicle rolled 1 1/2 times on Pig Mesa Road, just off Fairview. The accident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Impairment was not a factor. The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.

A two-car accident was reported at the intersection of 1800 and G roads at about 12:40 p.m.

A Hotchkiss woman complained about trash left alongside the road between North Road and Harts Basin. She retrieved several letters with the name of a suspect from the trash bags.

An Eckert resident reported a sheepherder had shot her dog, which was taken to the veterinarian for emergency treatment. The sheepherder said the dog was harassing the sheep and he fired a shotgun into the air to warn it off. He denied firing a shot at the dog. Deputies later determined the dog owner's description of the shooter did not match that of the sheepherder. The case remains under investigation.