Law enforcement blotter August 17, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Aug. 3:

Quinn C. Williams, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Aug. 8:

Hoyte G. Williams, 85, of Grand Junction 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 W. 5th Street. One person sustained unknown injuries and was transported to DCMH by ambulance. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Christopher A. Haskins, 40, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disorderly conduct.

Matthew D. Luckey, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree burglary, third degree assault, menacing, false imprisonment and possession of Schedule II controlled substance.

Cody W. Charron, 40, of Montrose was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree burglary, menacing and false imprisonment.

Aug. 9:

Michael L. Swartz, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment, obstruction of telephone service and child abuse.

Aug. 10:

David B. Leonard, 70, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on E. 3rd Street at Cedar Street. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Aug. 12:

Four 14-year-old males and two 16-year-old males, all of Delta, were issued tickets for alleged juvenile curfew.

Aug. 13:

Robert K. Brown, 31, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Citations: Nine tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, three 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):

Aug. 10:

The sheriff's office received a complaint about a marijuana grow that was not fenced in and was within 500 yards of a school. Both are violations of state statute and the state constitution. Because of an increasing number of similar complaints, the sheriff's office has begun more strict enforcement. Failure to comply with written warnings could result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the number of marijuana plants being raised. Raising marijuana plants for retail purposes is "absolutely unlawful" in Delta County, Sheriff Fred McKee reports.

Deputies responded to a theft at a cabin on Grand Mesa. After investigation, it was determined family members had simply been trying to retrieve their belongings. An investigation is underway to determine if they broke into the cabin.

Aug. 11:

A Crawford area resident says she is the target of harassment from an individual who has been sending threatening text messages and leaving cat poop on her front steps.

A traffic accident was reported on 2150 Road, Austin, at about 3 p.m. The driver left the road, crashed over two portions of a fence, then left the scene.

A resident of J Road saw a hot air balloon crash in the vicinity of the Gunnison River Pleasure Park. Deputies searched the area thoroughly and could find no sign of the balloon, nor a fire that reportedly followed the crash. There has been no report of a missing hot air balloon.

Aug. 12:

A Hotchkiss area resident reported a neighbor's dog got into her garage and killed her cats.

Aug. 13:

The theft of a 2010 Polaris six-wheeler, green in color, was reported from a home on B50 Road, Delta, between 7 p.m. and midnight. The vehicle's owner named a possible suspect.

A Colorado Springs resident reported the theft of a .380 Ruger pistol from his cabin on Grand Mesa.

Deputies were called to Gateway Youth Services for a teenage boy who intentionally broke a window on one of the administration buildings.

Aug. 14:

A Redlands Mesa man complained neighbors are shooting guns so close to his home the shots are ricocheting off his ground.

Dawn Boyce, 62, of Paonia was injured in an ATV accident on Grand Mesa at about 12:30 p.m. The extent of her injuries is unknown.

Deputies responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital where a 14-year-old was being treated for an ATV accident, also on Grand Mesa.

A 3-year-old boy was reported missing from a home on G Road, Delta. After the boy's mother and her friends were unable to locate the boy, deputies and Delta County Search & Rescue were dispatched to the scene. While they were en route, the boy was found hiding in a cabinet inside the home.