The Delta County Sheriff’s Office recently made a number of arrests in connection with thefts occurring over the past few months.
On Jan. 15, Sergeant Chad Beach responded to a burglary at 26332 Cactus Park Road in Cedaredge. The victim, Crystal Cowles, reported numerous items stolen, including a flat screen television set, X-box with games and jewelry. After a thorough investigation, Dylon Huston was arrested on Feb. 3 and charged with second degree burglary, a class 3 felony, theft, a class 4 felony, and crimes relating to at-risk adults, a class 5 felony, for selling stolen property to at-risk adults. His bond is set at $15,000.
Rebecca Kramer of Cedaredge reported several thousand dollars in fraudulently cashed checks and stolen property on Jan. 10. The report was taken by Deputy Chris Ledoux. Darren Williams was identified as a possible suspect. An investigation into the crimes led to an arrest warrant and Williams was charged with theft over $20,000, a class 3 felony, first degree forgery, a class 5 felony, and fraudulent use of a credit card, a class 5 felony. Williams is being held at the Delta County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
In December, the theft from a storage unit west of Cedaredge was reported. Daniel Danyluk reported missing eight tool boxes containing cordless and electric drills, saws, socket sets and an assortment of other construction and finishing tools. Approximately 33 bottles of hard liquor were also missing. The investigation revealed a suspect, Toby John Quick, 32, who was subsequently arrested and admitted to the theft. Quick was booked into the Delta County Jail on charges of theft $1,000-$20,000, a class 4 felony, and first degree criminal trespass, a class 5 felony. Quick’s bond was set at $5,000.
Tools were also the target of a theft which took place in September at 15004 G Road, Delta. Deputy Andi Braslin spoke with Sheryl and Nicholas Serve, owners of C&N Construction, about the missing tools from their construction business. Deputies responded to C&N Construction on numerous occasions in the following months for additional reports of missing tools and equipment. After a lengthy investigation, Detective Luke Fedler arrested George Kelly in connection with the thefts. Kelly was charged with felony theft, first degree trespass, a class 5 felony, second degree trespass, a class 3 misdemeanor, violation of a restraining order, a class 2 misdemeanor, and misdemeanor drug charges. Kelly’s bond was set at $4,000.
Turquoise jewelry valued at approximately $30,000 was reported stolen from the Orchard City home of Judy Cooper in November. On Jan. 10, a search warrant was executed at the home of Maria Torres-Velasco, 9884 West Elk Loop in Orchard City. During the search of this home, several items of evidentiary value were recovered that implicated Maria Torres-Velasco. Velasco was arrested and transported to the Delta County jail where she was charged with possession of stolen property, a class 3 felony, and first degree forgery, a class 5 felony. She is being held in the Delta County jail pending a $15,000 bond, in addition to possible immigration violations.
“I am pleased that through the dedicated and skillful work provided by the deputies and investigators, we were able to bring these cases to successful conclusion,” said Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee. “Although we did not recover all of the stolen property, we are hopeful that more of the stolen items will be recovered and appropriate restitution will be ordered.”blog comments powered by Disqus