Law enforcement blotter Jan. 11, 2017

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Jan. 3:

Betty J. Houseweart, 70, of Hotchkiss was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 92. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Jan. 4:

Joshua D. Horvath, 25, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Kenneth C. Meagher, 41, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $10,000 bond.

Harlan D. Watkins, 25, homeless, was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree burglary and violation of bail bond conditions.

Jan. 5:

Justin A. Bell, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $11,000 in bonds.

Jan. 6:

Jennifer M. Barnett, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault.

Victor A. Maffetone, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged disorderly conduct.

Jan. 7:

Joshua D. Jensen, 34, of Austin was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Joshua D. Jensen, 34, of Austin was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Sarah M. Eller, 37, of Paonia was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 92. No injuries were involved. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Aaron W. Alloway, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

Citations: Two tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, none 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):

Jan. 4:

The theft of a tractor blade was reported from a Cedaredge address.

Jan. 5:

Kayla Pitt, 28, of Paonia was driving southbound on Highway 133 near Hotchkiss at about 10 a.m. when she lost control of her Dodge pickup on the icy roads. The pickup slid across the northbound lane and over an embankment. Hotchkiss firefighters helped extricate Pitt and bring her back up to the highway, where she was loaded into a North Fork ambulance for transport to Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was later airlifted to St. Mary's. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

The theft of a WorkPro power washer, gray in color, was reported from the Senior CommUnity Care center in Eckert. The gas-powered power washer, valued at $600, disappeared sometime between Dec. 22 and Jan. 5.

Jan. 6:

The lock on a storage unit near Austin was reportedly cut off, then replaced. The unit is rented to a former resident who now lives in New Jersey. It was determined model trains, a telescope and saddles valued at $3,600 were taken from the storage unit. The absentee owner is preparing a descriptive list of missing items.

At about 4:30 p.m., real estate agent John Renfrow reported the lock box had been cut from the door of Industrial Systems, Inc., at 5513 Highway 348. The building is vacant and had previously been emptied of its contents. Alpine Bank is the owner of the building.

Jan. 8:

An SUV slid off the road on Mathews Lane, outside of Paonia, at about 5 p.m. Two occupants were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident, which is being investigated by the Colorado State Patrol.