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Law enforcement blotter August 24, 2016

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From the Delta Police Department:

Aug. 15:

Ashley N. Windemaker, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

Patrick J. Flannery, 53, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Aaron L. Fresquez, 29, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Aug. 16:

A 17-year-old male of Delta was arrested and jailed on warrant with a $1,500 bond. He was transported to Grand Mesa Youth Services Center.

Raul A. Coronado-Gonzalez, 24 of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $3,000 bond.

Aug. 18:

Elizabeth R. VanAntwerp, 23, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Elizabeth R. VanAntwerp, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $1,100 bond.

Aug. 20:

Jeffery D. Nutter, 61, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $2,000 bond.

Anthony L. Mikesell, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

Aug. 21:

Mariah D. Aragon, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault and child abuse - simple (two counts).

Aug. 22:

Jacob L. Luraschi, 23, of Olathe was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Highway 50 North. No injuries were reported or observed. Neither vehicle was towed from the scene.

Citations: Ten tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, seven 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. 16:

A two-vehicle accident blocked a portion of Highway 65 at Austin Road at about 4 p.m. Juan Valdez claimed a pickup pulled onto Highway 92 in front of him, causing a collision. Both parties were treated for injuries. The Colorado State Patrol took over the investigation.

A property owner along 1250 Road, Delta, witnessed a car tearing down 40 feet of his fence. The driver left the scene.

Aug. 17:

A Delta area woman reported she paid $300 and provided personal information to a caller promising to clear up a virus on her computer. She realized after the fact the call was fraudulent.

A man reported a trespasser hanging around under a tree near his mother's house on R25 Road, Paonia. The trespasser seemed very confused. Deputies determined where he had been staying at a nearby ranch and dropped him off there, where they promised to give him something to eat and keep an eye on him.

Aug. 18:

A deputy was parked near the intersection of 2000 and F roads east of Delta when a black Ford Ranger sped by at a very high rate of speed. The deputy activated his lights and siren, but the driver refused to pull over. In accordance with department policy, the deputy made the decision not to pursue the driver as he headed toward Delta. The vehicle's description was dispatched to the Delta Police Department and other deputies, but the driver could not be located.

Aug. 19:

Deputies followed up on a Safe 2 Tell Colorado tip concerning a suicidal 13-year-old. After speaking with the teen's parents, deputies determined the boy was not suicidal.

Aug. 20:

Numerous items were reported missing from a tack shed on Lanning Road in Orchard City. Missing were a five-gallon backpack sprayer, three pack saddles, horseshoeing equipment, a pink kids' saddle with a raising horn and miscellaneous tack. The stolen items are valued at $1,400.

A witness observed a white older Ford truck hitting the fence at the entrance to the Cory Cemetery. He described the occupants of the pickup as two young boys, but did not get a license plate number. Deputies scoured the area but were unable to locate the pickup.

A fire at 21464 F Road damaged a backhoe and other property. Deputies determined the fire was caused by a young man messing around with bottle rockets.

A Hotchkiss area resident confronted a man who was dumping trash in the Hidden Springs subdivision near Stengel's gun range. The man jumped back in his red mini-van and headed toward Hotchkiss.

A Delta man reported a "jumper" on the Gunnison River bridge in Austin. Deputies were able to make contact with the man, who said he had no intention of jumping off the bridge.

A Grand Junction man reported his wife had been missing from their campsite near the Overland Reservoir for several hours. He left the area to obtain cell phone coverage and when he returned, she was in the campsite. He again left the area to inform deputies she'd been located. Delta County Search & Rescue had been alerted, but was not en route to the area.

Aug. 21:

A break-in was reported at a home on North Road near Eckert. Entry was gained through a back door left unlocked by the caretaker. The home-owner is out of state and will complete an inventory of missing items when he returns. A partial list includes two televisions. The burglar also attempted to get into a locked gun safe, but was unsuccessful.

Vincent Puckett of Delta suffered moderate injuries when his motorcycle was struck on Highway 65 near Marble Road at about 4:30 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle, Dorothy Loyer, reportedly suffered some bruising.

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