Law enforcement blotter December 23, 2015

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Dec. 15:

Greggory A. Trujillo, 46, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely, driving a motor vehicle while license revoked HTO, owner operated uninsured motor vehicle and no registration in vehicle after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Riley Lane at E. 3rd Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Bill E. Higgs, 44, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree assault.

Dennis J. Fulton, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment and false imprisonment.

Dec. 16:

Joseph P. Miller, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Dec. 17:

Shawn L. Willshire, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged first degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Nathaniel L. Hamm, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $250 bond.

Leo B. Galicia, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant out of New Mexico with a $30,000 bond.

Dec. 18:

Anthony G. Uhlenburg, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $750 bond.

Dec. 18:

Venisa M. Soto, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $250 bond.

Dec. 20:

Joshua M. Hernandez, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment.

Citations: Seven tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, four 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):

Dec. 14:

A Delta area man reported the theft of outgoing mail from a residence on A50 Road.

A Hotchkiss area resident reported ongoing incidents involving dogs that have killed neighborhood cats, including her own. She was in possession of one of the dog's collars.

A Delta area man pulled up to his house on 2100 Road and found the door wide open. He waited in his car for deputies to arrive. No one was located on the premises and nothing was missing from the home.

Gunnison County deputies relayed a report of an assault that occurred in Austin on Dec. 5. The reporting party, a Gunnison resident, said he and a longtime acquaintance had an argument that resulted in punches being thrown. The acquaintance denied there was any physical contact.

Jocelyn Evans, 24, of Grand Junction lost control of her vehicle on the icy road at Buckwheat Road and Highway 92. The accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Her vehicle left the road and rolled onto its top. Both Evans and her passenger escaped injury. The Colorado State Patrol arrived on scene to handle the investigation.

Dec. 16:

A snowmobile accident was reported on Grand Mesa at about 8 p.m. Two individuals who were possibly injured made their way to a cabin on Upper Baron Lake Drive and forced entry so they could go inside and warm up. John Hanley and Kimberly Bruce advised they were not seriously injured, but they were unsure of their location and how to get out of there. When sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene, Alexander Lake Lodge provided snowmobile transportation to get the injured parties out. They were safely rescued, but Kimberly Bruce was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Dec. 17:

A two-vehicle accident was reported at Hidden Springs Road and Highway 92 at about 1 p.m. John Drake was reportedly stopped at a construction site when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Chayla DeMoss. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. The Colorado State Patrol arrived and took over the scene.

A second accident occurred on Black Sage Road and Fruitland Mesa Road outside of Crawford about the same time. Bobbi Becker came over the hill on Fruitland Mesa Road and because of slippery road conditions, was unable to avoid a vehicle driven by Howard Manchester, which was blocking Black Sage Road. Manchester complained of neck and back pain and was transported to DCMH.

Dec. 19:

A Hotchkiss area woman reported three shots were fired from a vehicle as it drove past her pasture. She was able to get a photo of the blue Suburban.

An accident was reported on Highway 92 shortly after 1 p.m. Jonathan Depuy slowed to make a turn at 31600 Highway 92 and was struck from behind by Signe DeGraffenreid of Paonia. DeGraffenreid was unable to stop due to slippery road conditions.

A burglary was reported on Hayden Road outside of Paonia. The homeowner found a circular saw, roofing hammer and splitting wedge missing from one home. A wooden desk and watches were missing from a second house on the property. The homeowners are still taking inventory of the home's contents; the incident is under investigation.

Dec. 20:

A Delta area woman said her ex-husband has been violating a restraining order via Facebook contact and text messages. A recent message included a video threatening their dog with a knife.

Deputies went to the hospital emergency room to take a report of an accident involving a male driver who accidentally ran over a female. He was backing out of his driveway and did not see her standing behind the car. She suffered minor injuries. No criminal charges were filed.

Deputies responded to a residence on F Road for a domestic incident reportedly involving a firearm. The female victim had left the area, but Louis Morgan was still in the house. As deputies cautiously approached the house, Morgan said he had fired one round and broken one window, but had no intention of harming anyone. He was taken into custody without incident, but because of medical complications was released to the hospital. Charges are pending and may include domestic violence involving criminal mischief/threatening behavior, as well as prohibited use of a firearm.