Law enforcement blotter Aug. 16, 2017

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Aug. 7:

John L. Vaughn Jr., 41, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $1,000 in bonds.

Tafare R. Davis, 43, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Aug. 8:

Richard J. Turner, 21, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at W. 6th Street and Palmer Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Aug. 9:

Kellan E. Hoyt, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $3,000 in bond.

Kellan E. Hoyt, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged obstruction of telephone service and resisting arrest.

Ivan A. Carrasco, 22, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Main Street at 3rd Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Aug. 10:

Shelby L. Walker, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged theft, second degree burglary, criminal impersonation and unlawful carry of a concealed weapon.

Aug. 11:

Allen G. Dorr, 65, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Highway 50. No injuries were reported or observed. All vehicles involved were driven from the scene.

Brian J. Anderson, 40, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disobeyed a red signal light after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Main Street at 3rd Street. One person reported possible injuries. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Aug. 12:

Scott W. Smith, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Natalie P. Hatch, 49, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Aug. 13:

Casey J. Lister, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.

Natasha L. Miller, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged obstruction of a peace officer and resisting arrest.

Citations: Thirteen tickets were issued this week for various traffic violations.

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):

Aug. 7:

A Cedaredge area resident reported the theft of several items from his garage on Lone Pine Road while he was out of town. Missing items included a red Craftsman three-tier tool box, a Harbor Freight winch and a Stihl chainsaw. Deputies were unable to determine how access was gained to the garage.

Two reports were phoned in about a woman walking barefoot and weeping profusely. Deputies contacted the 41-year-old Fruita woman on 25 Mesa Road in Roubideau Canyon. She said she'd left her vehicle by the Pea Green store, so deputies drove her to that area and dropped her off. While she was extremely upset, she did not appear to be intoxicated or suicidal so there was no reason to take her into custody.

An Austin resident reported a shed near 2100 Road had been broken into.

A Paonia woman complained about a nearby marijuana grow, saying she was having trouble breathing due to allergies. Deputies determined the grower had an allowable number of plants, but reminded him to keep the plants enclosed and covered.

At about 10:45 p.m., dispatch received a report of smoke filling a house on Bull Mesa Road, Cedaredge. The occupant had left a pot on top of the stove. There was little damage to the kitchen and Cedaredge firefighters cleared the smoke away with fans.

Aug. 8:

A lockbox containing a sizable quantity of narcotics was taken from a rental unit at Horizons Care Center. The case is under investigation.

A Paonia resident who rents her home as an Airbnb reported her wallet was missing after some clients checked in.

A 2013 Hyundai with temporary tags was reported stolen from a home on Hillcrest Road, Eckert. The owner reported the car was unlocked, but he had possession of both sets of keys. Two days later it was recovered by the Colorado State Patrol, which had the vehicle towed. It had suffered moderate to severe damage.

Aug. 9:

A head-on collision was reported at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of 1800 Road and Highway 92. Samuel Hale, 32, of Cedaredge, the driver of a 2004 Honda coupe, was uninjured. Chelan Grover, the driver of a 1991 Toyota sedan, was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Aug. 10:

A woman reported she was being terrorized by 11 Rottweilers and could not get out of her car, which was parked on 3700 Road, Hotchkiss. The dogs' owner was warned to keep his dogs leashed or contained, as well as criminal consequences for ownership of a dangerous dog. He said there were three dogs, not 11.

A resident of High Park Road, Cedaredge, said 12 of her chickens and two goats belonging to a neighbor had been killed by an aggressive dog(s). She claimed she'd spent $2,000 for store-bought organic eggs over a period of several months. Deputies contacted a neighbor, who said she'd spent thousands of dollars on kennels to ensure her dogs were contained. The owner of the chickens said wildlife could also be a culprit.

Aug. 11:

A man living on O Road, Paonia, reported the theft of roofing materials from a horse barn under construction. He said the green roofing panels could easily be identified because some type of chemical had been spilled on them, stripping the paint. The stolen panels are valued at $3,000.

An Eckert resident heard two shots fired from a red Oldsmobile sedan parked along Highway 65. Deputies were not able to locate the car, nor could they determine what the occupant had been shooting at.

Aug. 12:

A Hotchkiss area resident reported the theft of her wallet from her car.

Aug. 13:

A 7-year-old was reportedly injured in a four-wheeler accident on the hill coming out of Hotchkiss. The incident is under investigation.