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Law enforcement blotter Jan. 10, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department:

Dec. 31:

David B. Gallegos, 44, of Westminister was arrested and jailed on charges of trespassing.

Roberto C. Campas, 19, of Delta was issued a summons for minor in possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jan. 3:

Blane D. Chesleigh, 58, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of alcohol/unlawful acts.

Jan. 4:

Christopher D. Johnson, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a bond of $750.

Jan. 5:

Luke A. Frazier, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Charles D. Perry, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of harassment/obstruction of a telephone or a telegraph service and child abuse.

Donald C. Abeyta, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, second degree assault on a peace officer, third degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and criminal mischief.

Daniel R. Soliz, 29, of Clifton was issued a summons for shoplifting.

Suzette R. Ortega, 52, of Montrose was issued a summons for shoplifting.

A juvenile male was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a bond of $500.

Jan. 6:

Richard K. Walker, 57, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of driving under the influence, drove with license revoked, displayed fictitious plates/stickers, owner operated uninsured vehicle.

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



From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):

Jan. 1:

At about 11 p.m., a man banged on the door of a residence on F Road, saying he had fallen in the river and needed help. The homeowner let the man in to warm up while he called dispatch. Deputies learned the man was visiting from Texas. The man was transported to the homeless shelter to wait for his brother, who was traveling from Texas to pick him up.

Jan. 2:

An Eckert resident reported the theft of a ring from his vehicle. The Delta Police Department also received several reports of thefts from vehicles, prompting a reminder to area residents to lock their car doors.

Jan. 3:

Deputies responded to a domestic incident on Highway 92 south of Crawford, where an estranged couple were reportedly arguing. Deputies monitored the situation until Montrose County sheriff's deputies arrived.

Jan. 4:

Deputies responded to the emergency room at Delta County Memorial Hospital, where a 33-year-old Colorado Springs man was being treated for a dog bite to his face. The incident occurred on Sundown Road near Delta.

A Chevy pickup collided with a bale of hay on Highway 92 near the Austin turnoff at about 6 p.m. The collision caused the air bags to deploy. Both of the pickup's occupants were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. Delta County Ambulance, Cedaredge firefighters, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and sheriff's deputies responded to the scene.

Jan. 5:

An eastbound Kia caught fire near the Delta-Mesa county line on Highway 50 at about 4:30 p.m. The Grand Junction man driving the car said he had been having trouble with the clutch. He saw smoke and was able to exit the vehicle without injury. The fire was extinguished by the Lands End Fire Department.

Jan. 6:

Daniel Duran was charged with harassment, child abuse and violation of a protection order after a domestic incident in Orchard City.

At about 10:30 a.m., an electric service truck wound up in a ditch on Highway 92 just outside of Hotchkiss. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A 16-year-old Delta driver lost control of his vehicle, which landed upside down in a ditch on F Road at about 11 p.m. Slick road conditions may have contributed to the accident. EMTs were dispatched but the driver did not require transport.

Jan. 7:

A truck owned by Tracy Butler of Austin rolled down an embankment and struck a neighbor's privacy fence and house before flipping onto its side. Butler lives on Tank Hill in Orchard City and had left his vehicle unattended while it warmed up. He told deputies he thought he had set the emergency brake. Damage to the truck was minor; no estimate was provided for damage to the house and fence.

Jan. 8:

At about 6 a.m., a sheriff's patrol vehicle was struck by a deer in the 3000 block of Highway 92 outside of Hotchkiss. Deputy Gates Shaklee was driving the vehicle, which was not damaged.

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