Delta police, sheriff's blotter September 23, 2015

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Sept. 9:

Charles E. Foley, 79, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disregard a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at 4th and Meeker. No injuries were reported and one vehicle was towed from the scene.

Sept. 14:

Kenny L. Wallace, 61, of Orchard City was issued a ticket for alleged expired license plates and failure to present evidence of insurance.

Sept. 15:

Patrick B. Suazo, 42, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment and child abuse.

Sept. 16:

A 16-year-old female of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at Highway 50 and Bluff Street. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Sept. 18:

Jesus E. Rodriguez, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $2,000 bond.

Rebecca S. Beck, 42, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Meeker Street. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Edward R. Ehlers, 70, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a one vehicle crash on Highway 50 South at Confluence Drive. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed at the owner's request.

Daniel L. Rocha, 36, of Clifton was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting. Echo C. Gray-Rocha, 30, of Clifton was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Orson F. Beutler, 59, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a one-vehicle crash in the 900 block of E. 5th Street. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was driven from the scene.

Sept. 19:

Patrick B. Suazo, 42, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with no bond.

Charles F. Raley, 57, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed for alleged turning and required signals and DUI.

Jorge A. Quintero, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged no license plate light, DUI and DUI per se.

Sept. 20:

Matthew B. Anderson, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged driving on roadways laned for traffic (weaving) and DUI.

Citations: 30 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 22 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):

Sept. 15:

An Orchard City woman reported a disturbance in the neighborhood. Shortly before 3 p.m. she heard three shots fired and a female asking for help. Sheriff's deputies learned a couple had been arguing, but there was no physical altercation and no gunshots. The sharp sound was made by a door being slammed several times. No arrests were made.

At about 8:30 p.m., sheriff's deputies were called to assist the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office with an accident on the west edge of town. A Dodge Durango left the roadway, traveled into a ravine and came to a stop against a large tree. Alcohol was believed to be a factor. The driver was not injured but was transported to Delta County Jail.

A suspicious car was parked in a pullout near Cedaredge. Sheriff's deputies contacted the occupant, who said he had been kicked out of his sister's house and had been living in his vehicle. He promised to move on after picking up the litter that had been dropped around his car.

Sept. 16:

A large amount of trash, including a sofa and piles of trash bags, was dumped along the side of Back River Road. During a search of the trash bags, several pieces of mail, a work schedule and a parks pass were located. The suspect reportedly lives in the area. BLM officers will follow up.

A Crawford resident reported the back door to her home had been pried open. Although the door jamb was broken, no contents appeared to be missing.

Colorado Department of Agriculture officials revoked the license of a hemp grower on Pumpkin Hollow Road, Hotchkiss, after he refused to allow them onto his property for an inspection as required by state regulations. Sheriff's deputies then did a "knock and talk," but the occupant also refused them access. The investigation continues.

Sept. 17:

An Orchard City woman filed a complaint after she was bit by a border collie as she was walking down Baca Drive.

Sept. 18:

A Delta woman complained about harassing texts from an ex.

A resident of F Road suspected her horse had been shot twice by a small caliber rifle. The horse was examined by a vet, but the sheriff's office had not been updated.

Sept. 19:

The theft of building materials and tools was reported from an unoccupied rental house south of Delta.

A rancher said trespassing teens had broken his fence and let his sheep out. He believes he knows where the teens live and wanted the sheriff's office to be aware of ongoing issues.

A stranded woman from Dove Creek was grateful for assistance from Sgt. Jim Lester. She had been airlifted to St. Mary's, then released with no way to get home. She got a ride to Delta, where she contacted the sheriff's office. Sgt. Lester set up a relay using sheriff's deputies in Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel and Dolores counties and she was delivered safely to her home.

Sept. 20:

A Paonia woman called the sheriff's office concerned her kicking and screaming 5-year-old foster child was going to hurt himself. An ambulance was called and Delta County Health and Human Services was notified.

At about 10:30 p.m., a dispute between two men escalated. One of the males said his boss had gone crazy and was pointing a gun at him. He got out of the vehicle they were riding in, but was uncertain of his location, which was ultimately determined to be Long Gulch Road near Crawford. Sheriff's deputies learned the boss did have a firearm, but never threatened anyone. No charges were filed.